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by shear
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: blue tick marks
Replies: 139
Views: 66129

Re: why tick marks at all?

I'm a climber visiting from the west coast... i noticed these tick marks (white ones) all over the place, even on easy 10s. Found it to be a little annoying. What's that all about? The only holds we mark where I come from are the bad loose ones. If someone wants beta we just ask others or figure it...
by shear
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: blue tick marks
Replies: 139
Views: 66129

Re: blue tick marks

It's strictly a pragmatic issue Kipp... white is there and not coming off, so let's limit our impact. While you may be philosophically/aesthetically "correct" from one perspective, this has little bearing on the issue of limiting ticks on more routes, be it white, blue, red, fuschia, whatever. If b...
by shear
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: blue tick marks
Replies: 139
Views: 66129

Re: blue tick marks

http://www.rockclimbing.com/gear/Essential_Equipment/Chalk_Bags/Chalk/Terra_Rock_Colored_Chalk_12211.html We all agree chalk is an unsightly and not going to go away part of climbing. Why not make the trend and go to something like above? We can find our own manufacturer, sell it at Miguels and on ...
by shear
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: blue tick marks
Replies: 139
Views: 66129

Re: blue tick marks

http://www.rockclimbing.com/gear/Essential_Equipment/Chalk_Bags/Chalk/Terra_Rock_Colored_Chalk_12211.html We all agree chalk is an unsightly and not going to go away part of climbing. Why not make the trend and go to something like above? We can find our own manufacturer, sell it at Miguels and on ...
by shear
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: blue tick marks
Replies: 139
Views: 66129

Re: blue tick marks

Tell him that the internet has decided he is a douche cock and needs to go brush every one of his blue tickmarks off.

Is he still there? I'm going to be up for 2 weeks starting Friday and won't hesitate to take every piece of his blue chalk if I see him.
by shear
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: blue tick marks
Replies: 139
Views: 66129

Re: blue tick marks

White chalk has been accepted by the community as a whole as the "norm"...blue has not, and I doubt, will not be accepted as a norm in the community. White tick marks, despite being a gray area, when brushed off, at least match the color of the already white caked chalky holds. Blue tick marks are o...
by shear
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Grigri 2 vs. Trango Cinch
Replies: 44
Views: 14712

Re: Grigri 2 vs. Trango Cinch

Hey Fuckwad, NO SHIT. What a fucking useless answer. Then why did you ask the useless question? A bad belayer is a bad belayer. Period. Each device loads in it's own way, it feeds in it's own way. There are terrible gringri belayers, cinch belayers, figure 8 belayers. I'm not getting the point of y...
by shear
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Grigri 2 vs. Trango Cinch
Replies: 44
Views: 14712

Re: Grigri 2 vs. Trango Cinch

Hey Fuckwad, NO SHIT. What a fucking useless answer. Then why did you ask the useless question? A bad belayer is a bad belayer. Period. Each device loads in it's own way, it feeds in it's own way. There are terrible grigri belayers, cinch belayers, figure 8 belayers. I'm not getting the point of yo...
by shear
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Grigri 2 vs. Trango Cinch
Replies: 44
Views: 14712

Re: Grigri 2 vs. Trango Cinch

No belay device can help you if you're retarded. If saving you from a stupid belayer is what you're looking for, then you're looking for something that doesn't exist.
by shear
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Iniquity vs. Cell Block Six
Replies: 84
Views: 10777

Re: Iniquity vs. Cell Block Six

Resent away...but it's easier.

Iniquity has a no hands half way through the route too. a no hands after the first 10 feet, and uses bigger holds = easier.
by shear
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Iniquity vs. Cell Block Six
Replies: 84
Views: 10777

Re: Iniquity vs. Cell Block Six

Both great routes. Both right on for the grade. Inequity requires TECHNIQUE for the start. Seems like anything requiring one to use a footer that isn't a huge incut bucket receives cries of "UPGRADE!" in the Red. It's 12b...and easier than CBS.
by shear
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Good Winter Sport Climbing
Replies: 19
Views: 3990

Re: Good Winter Sport Climbing

Little Rock City Mt. Lemmon Shelf Road That's the most fucked-random assortment of mediocre rock climbing places...one not even being sport climbing. Here's what was asked for: "Either bouldering, or single pitch sport, or a combo of both. Wold like to find an area with some good moderate climbs." ...
by shear
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Good Winter Sport Climbing
Replies: 19
Views: 3990

Re: Good Winter Sport Climbing

Barnacle Ben wrote:Little Rock City
Mt. Lemmon
Shelf Road

That's the most fucked-random assortment of mediocre rock climbing places...one not even being sport climbing.
by shear
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: January climbing in the gorge
Replies: 23
Views: 3454

Re: January climbing in the gorge

Thanks for info. I'm flying in form San Diego -so worried about the weight flying. I know I want to climb when there, but will be in class during the week so just have a few weekends. But your all right, if I leave the rack I will be bummed on the good days. So you talked me into it, bring the rack...
by shear
Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: The Best of the Best 5.12's (all grades)
Replies: 22
Views: 4525

Re: The Best of the Best 5.12's (all grades)

I got on Far from God in October and it is on the list too...great route, just endurance! Also totally agree with Super Best Friends! Saw people whipping at the lip while I was working Magnum and it looked like a blast. After hearing about Pawilkes get shut down on Table, I also would tend to agree...