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by kato
Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Alpine-Up New Trad/ Multipitch Belay Device
Replies: 27
Views: 5983

Re: Alpine-Up New Trad/ Multipitch Belay Device

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...
by kato
Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Kong Spot Gypsy New Trad Pro
Replies: 15
Views: 3675

Re: Kong Spot Gypsy New Trad Pro

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.
by kato
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Ben Nevis
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

Ben Nevis

by kato
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Climbing video thread, Vol. 1
Replies: 115
Views: 46385

Re: Climbing video thread, Vol. 1

climb2core wrote:Now that takes some commitment.
That was impressive. Really something to watch him climbing past all those perfectly good bolts.
by kato
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: How to Choose a Rope
Replies: 9
Views: 1974

Re: How to Choose a Rope

Can't count the times I've shown up at the crag and thought, crap, this is quartzite! I brought the wrong rope!
by kato
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Front Page
Topic: ReBolting the Mother Lode
Replies: 164
Views: 160460

Re: ReBolting the Mother Lode

Andrew wrote:Don't give me that height crap. In most cases I have been lowering bolts, not raising them, so suck it complainer. :twisted:
Doesn't that make the last clip to the anchors really long?
by kato
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Training open grip
Replies: 13
Views: 7793

Re: Training open grip

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...
by kato
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Break-ins in PMRP Aug 21
Replies: 33
Views: 5109

Re: Break-ins in PMRP Aug 21

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...
by kato
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Hex on Inhibitor.
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: Hex on Inhibitor.

Thank you. Afterwards I was glad we'd gone ahead and done it- what a great route. Like a chocolate covered ball bearing.
by kato
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Front Page
Topic: Ignorance or volume
Replies: 46
Views: 143171

Re: Ignorance or volume

Hey, you never call, you never write... I'll go out with you anytime, if you can handle the rugrats running around with us.
by kato
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Hex on Inhibitor.
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: Hex on Inhibitor.

clif wrote:i gotta ask, you were climbing Inhibitor in this heat?
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.
by kato
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Hex on Inhibitor.
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Hex on Inhibitor.

Is there a story behind the hex on Inhibitor? It looks like it was set with a sledge hammer.
by kato
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Front Page
Topic: Ignorance or volume
Replies: 46
Views: 143171

Re: Ignorance or volume

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 ...
by kato
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Another Day at the Office....Pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Another Day at the Office....Pictures

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...
by kato
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Climbing Gym
Replies: 75
Views: 7961

Re: Climbing Gym

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...