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by tbwilsonky
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: mai flakes r sketchy: epoxy question(s)
Replies: 40
Views: 5809

the current locale is a secret for reasons both selfish and pragmatic. for starters, access is a bit iffy and a climbing message board might not be the best place to ensure said access remains - whats the word? - accessible. of course, this begs the question of why i even mentioned the area on a mes...
by tbwilsonky
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: mai flakes r sketchy: epoxy question(s)
Replies: 40
Views: 5809

now would be a good time for the "you're the best" song from the often overlooked but highly motivating Karate Kid soundtrack.

-t
by tbwilsonky
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Environmental Impact of Rock Climbing
Replies: 59
Views: 8453

first of all, there is no really real human/nature divide. there is no ecosystem that does not include human influence. there is no pristine nature untouched by the 'ravages of man'. in other words, the split between 'us' and 'it' is all in your heads. you can thank the enlightenment for that doozy....
by tbwilsonky
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: mai flakes r sketchy: epoxy question(s)
Replies: 40
Views: 5809

1) could be a foldout couch. slippery slope. 2) they ARE the same in that they explode but are NOT the same because they explode. scale dude, scale. 3) i thought it was god that wanted me to evolve... 4) not sure how crayons, safety scissors, and construction paper can get a confused guy hurt... but...
by tbwilsonky
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: mai flakes r sketchy: epoxy question(s)
Replies: 40
Views: 5809

pig person: reinforcement might be comparable to bolting (which is apparently okay), but is in no way similar to grid bolting or chipping. that's like saying m80's are essentially the same as nukes because they both blow up. hyperbole anyone? "are you not also creating a hold that nature wishes to r...
by tbwilsonky
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: mai flakes r sketchy: epoxy question(s)
Replies: 40
Views: 5809

really? are you serious or are you just really bored?

you would equate reinforcing a line for safety and longevity with drilling dozens of holes and generating holds?

that's not even apples and oranges.

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by tbwilsonky
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: mai flakes r sketchy: epoxy question(s)
Replies: 40
Views: 5809

hilarious. did you guys discuss this tandem definition assault cuddled up in bed together or are you autonomous retards? few hundred > 100. thanks. classics don't need epoxy? pft. classics are about movement - i could give a shit if it's held together with bubble gum as long as it climbs well and do...
by tbwilsonky
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: mai flakes r sketchy: epoxy question(s)
Replies: 40
Views: 5809

thanks.
by tbwilsonky
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: mai flakes r sketchy: epoxy question(s)
Replies: 40
Views: 5809

mai flakes r sketchy: epoxy question(s)

i'm kinda developing a *number* of boulder problems near london and i've ran into a few roofs that could use some epoxy. i'm not typically a fan of glued problems, but there are a few *relative* classics that i want to 1) exist and 2) not crush my face in. anybody have any suggestions for something ...
by tbwilsonky
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Bill Ramsey
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

yeah, this piece is brilliant. it does a nice job of drawing equivalences between the various things that compose a life. for me it helps reinforce the notion that careers are things we use to provide for climbing, and NOT things that somehow supersede the other endeavors that make us tick. in other...
by tbwilsonky
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Power / Power Endurance / Endurance
Replies: 59
Views: 12699

i'm sorta runnin a PE workout right now. i'll share: i basically rotate 4 different routines to avoid boredom. 1) 4 x 4: four timed boulder problems with a rest commensurable with time on rock. 15 minute rest and repeat. 2) Active Rest 4 x 4: four boulder problems with a good rest and an easy downcl...
by tbwilsonky
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Grip strength
Replies: 26
Views: 7762

doesn't strike me that the dynamic action of squeezing correlates well to the static grip used in climbing. good for recovery certainly, but not so much for strength training.

the powerball/dynaflex is THE business for tendonitis. can't stress this enough.

-t
by tbwilsonky
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Sport climbing in south Arizona
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

There are some decent climbs on Mount Lemmon. The texture of the granite ranges from water polished slickness to OMFG finger-eating ridiculousness. The climbing, while abundant overall, is spread out in small not-so-concentrated areas. For my money, the best place to get out and climb is La Milagros...
by tbwilsonky
Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Breaks Interstate park??
Replies: 11
Views: 3360

The geological trail has a nice block with steep bouldering potential. It's on the left side of the trail as you approach the most 'geological' portion of the trail. Never taken a pad there, but the rock is solid and the block looks like it holds some gems.

Tommy
by tbwilsonky
Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: indoor climbing partner
Replies: 18
Views: 5961

RJ wrote: I just want clear the air that I am not chic!!
I don't think I've ever met a chic climber save for Dev. Personally, I find it dificult to maintain a snazzy up-to-the-minute look and simultaneously look like an angry political agitator.

Choices....
<Shrug>