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by Day
Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Great Climbing Trips
Replies: 35
Views: 16707

Great Climbing Trips

An email exchange with 5.12OW got me thinking about this. It is said that you can never come home again. But one of the best climbing trips I ever took, was coming home to Kentucky in the fall of '79. Teaming up with either Pearsall or Seibert, or sometimes both, we did first ascents The Quest, Towe...
by Day
Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Todd Skinner
Replies: 81
Views: 26669

I first met Todd at Vedauwoo about 1980 or so. We were up from Fort Collins for the day. The fall weather was glorious, and we'd had a wonderful day of climbing when Todd walked up to greet us. He had this huge grin on his face, looked like he couldn't have been over 19 or so, and was going out of h...
by Day
Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: gbarnett - missing, presumed dead
Replies: 2
Views: 2301

gbarnett - missing, presumed dead

gbarnett recently asked for and received a very nice list of recommended routes, so that he might be able to conduct a quality tour for some visiting traddies. Nothing has been heard from gb or the traddies since. It is feared that they are lying in a broken heap at the base of one of the red river'...
by Day
Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Freeing a Big Wall
Replies: 17
Views: 7244

Is it a Wes humper or the site manager that fucks with theses posts?
by Day
Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Still Waiting?
Replies: 21
Views: 8753

In one of those pieces I mentioned 1/4" and 3/4" bolts. That was an error. The biggest bolts commonly in use back then were 3/8", not 3/4". Less than confidence inspiring in soft sandstone.
by Day
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Sometimes you just need a good ass kicking
Replies: 37
Views: 13960

Yeah, gravity surge sucks.
by Day
Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Still Waiting?
Replies: 21
Views: 8753

That's it. TR the whole thing in one long pitch. You can take a breather on the ledge beneath the overhang. It's damn near a perfect plumb line. Put in the effort to engineer toprope anchors and you'll be glad you did. This will be a challenging and fun problem.
by Day
Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Still Waiting?
Replies: 21
Views: 8753

Please, somebody just go climb the route. Top rope is fine. Then you get the big payoff - the well earned right to strut around and call everyone who hasn't done it miserable chicken shits!
by Day
Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Still Waiting?
Replies: 21
Views: 8753

Still Waiting?

As far as I know, Tower of Power is still waiting for someone to climb it. It's been twenty seven years this month since the first ascent. If anyone else has climbed it in that time they haven't sprayed about it on this forum. So humor me, throw a top rope on it at least. It will be involved. Probab...
by Day
Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Aconcagua: December, 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3784

Aconcagua and Denali are very different, but both are really cool. Aconcagua is really third world. Not technically difficult at all, but remote, with a fairly long approach if you do the Polish Glacier. While much easier than Denali, Aconcagua has one great hazard (OK, two if you count drowning on ...
by Day
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted : Old Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 2643

I'll look through my stuff. Maybe I can get a few FA photos digitized. If so I'll email them to you.
by Day
Sat May 20, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: "the Red" or "the Gorge"
Replies: 34
Views: 21780

There was a time when most climbers actually called it the "Red River Gorge." Wasn't really that hard to say, and everyone knew what you were talking about. This got shortened to "the Gorge", a name by which the place was known for years. I suspect this sounded a bit too provincial for well traveled...
by Day
Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Check out these pics
Replies: 31
Views: 16913

If you look at the animated sequence you'll see him holding one of the pieces that failed. You can probably tell what brand it is. Looks kind of like the piece might have been too small for the crack it was placed in. Cams on one side appear to have inverted.
by Day
Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Guest
Replies: 17
Views: 10557

Was it a wild ride until then?
by Day
Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Climbing with Malcolm
Replies: 5
Views: 3174

Thanks Crankmas. OK, you guys, could someone give me a report? I really hope you showed Malcolm how wonderful climbing in The Red can be.