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- Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:54 am
- Forum: Trad
- Topic: Alpine-Up New Trad/ Multipitch Belay Device
- Replies: 27
- Views: 5983
A belay device that's dropdead easy, eh? My sarcasm detector is failing me... All of these new belay devices seem to be mainly for making money. They're trying to snag market share by being clever, but the result is added complication, additional training issues, and time-bombs of unforeseen circums...
Mechanically, doesn't look as solid as a tcu. It looks like they rely on a single point of contact and little lateral stability- it looks like if it slips it will pop. Not sure what advantage they are supposed to have over the gear I already have.
- Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:05 pm
- Forum: More climbing!
- Topic: Climbing video thread, Vol. 1
- Replies: 115
- Views: 46385
That was impressive. Really something to watch him climbing past all those perfectly good bolts.climb2core wrote:Now that takes some commitment.
- Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:46 am
- Forum: Front Page
- Topic: ReBolting the Mother Lode
- Replies: 164
- Views: 160460
Doesn't that make the last clip to the anchors really long?Andrew wrote:Don't give me that height crap. In most cases I have been lowering bolts, not raising them, so suck it complainer.
- Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:37 am
- Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
- Topic: Training open grip
- Replies: 13
- Views: 7793
One-Fall's got it- stop hooking your thumb over your fingers. Maybe to get you through a crux on a project, otherwise don't do it. All the strongest climbers I know climb this way. After watching countless climbers get into the sport and go through all stages of getting strong, I think crimping is o...
- Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:20 am
- Forum: Climbing Community
- Topic: Break-ins in PMRP Aug 21
- Replies: 33
- Views: 5109
tactless, your comment reminded me of this story... http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fteacher.kent.k12.wa.us%2Fkentwood%2Frbach1%2Fdocuments%2Fbargain_text1.pdf&rct=j&q=bargain%20by%20a.b.%20guthrie&ei=1Y9fTvvLIuz_sQKwys37Dw&usg=AFQjCNFau7bPmiqAMsFYSIvrzNV...
No one ever called me the sharpest hammer in the box. It was kind of damp- I was ready to veto it, but my buddy was gung ho. He led, I TR'd. When he came down, it looked like someone had dumped a bucket of water on him.clif wrote:i gotta ask, you were climbing Inhibitor in this heat?
Seems like when I started climbing, the ratio of newbies to experts was more even- it was easier to find a mentor. But nearly everyone I've known that has become an expert has eventually moved out west. And then how do you tell an expert from someone that just claims to be an expert? Everyone talks ...
- Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:54 am
- Forum: More climbing!
- Topic: Another Day at the Office....Pictures
- Replies: 2
- Views: 949
That looks like awesome. Reminds me, a guy at work went and saw 127 Hours and he asked me about that scene where they were jumping in the water in the canyon. If you haven't seen the movie, the water is clear and blue like some pristine Caribbean lagoon. He was asking if the canyon pools out there a...
There 19.6 thousand climbers in the greater Lexington area. 32.6% are dissatisfied with the current gym. A new larger commercial enterprise would expect to capitalize on 40.6% of the current market. Expected profit margin would be 22.3% with a return on investment of $123,420 by year 3. Hey, can yo...