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Big Wall Forum / Re: Jugging / Hauling Training
« on: April 03, 2013, 04:44:21 pm »
Get a faster boat and some speed or some other drug to ensure you make it back for work!

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Big Wall Forum / Re: Jugging / Hauling Training
« on: April 03, 2013, 02:22:30 pm »
Go there, bring more bits, send!!!!

Jesus, I would be all over that rock.


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Big Wall Forum / Re: Jugging / Hauling Training
« on: April 01, 2013, 02:39:09 pm »
Use a tree.

It has worked for many.

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Big Wall Forum / Re: Stowing hooks on the lead?
« on: March 26, 2013, 09:25:04 pm »
I have been a victim of a major bee attack.
and would just send myself to my death if I were at a belay and It happened.

Like being on Fire I would presume.

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Big Wall Forum / Re: Stowing hooks on the lead?
« on: March 25, 2013, 11:54:26 pm »
Whoa!  The cappy is on it!


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Big Wall Forum / Re: what is the hardest part of A4?
« on: March 25, 2013, 11:06:53 am »
Using hooks to clean the pitch tends to signify that the shit was real....

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Big Wall Forum / Re: what is the hardest part of A4?
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:46:40 pm »
New plans, way more obscure than we have gone in the past :)

You going Mungy?

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Big Wall Forum / Re: what is the hardest part of A4?
« on: March 18, 2013, 09:51:09 pm »
Damn right cobble, you got the same disease.

That is the reason were doing it right?

I am on the constant hunt for lines with no trash, chicken rivets, bat hook holes, fatties at every belay.

I got enough "convenience" in regular life.

New lines fit that bill, as do the forgotten.

Skullbro-  Cobble got us the jump-start by soloing the first 4!  And yes, your right, Sweet line.


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Big Wall Forum / Re: what is the hardest part of A4?
« on: March 18, 2013, 08:50:46 pm »
I will say this.

Give me a really hard pitch, NOTHING FIXED, and a bunch of heads and beaks.

Now that is aid climbing.  The rating is all the same at that level.  You will break yourself if you fall.

I promised myself I would learn the trade, and clipping other peoples mank ain't where it's at.








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Big Wall Forum / Re: Cleaning beaks
« on: March 07, 2013, 05:39:08 pm »
Those tie offs are all good on most stuff.

But when you find yourself with a tight corner, they will be destroyed.

They do get in the way on some placements as well.

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Big Wall Forum / Re: Cleaning beaks
« on: March 06, 2013, 11:25:29 am »
I have not had any T hawks break on me.

Hundreds of placements.

I would say if it looks like a wierd batch, Ie.. not ripped but snapped, give thereon a call.

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Big Wall Forum / Re: Cleaning beaks
« on: March 06, 2013, 09:46:53 am »
I like my blunt 5/8ths head chizzle.

Always got the butter knifes on the rack!

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Mark, are you doping?



BWHwHWHhaHHAAhahaaA!

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Big Wall Forum / Re: 'Minor' Bigwalls in Yosemite
« on: March 04, 2013, 02:42:13 pm »
Bring it.

I am down for the History category..

#1 obscure...Harding may, or may not have a route on the far left (Zebra striped area) of Panarama wall.

Leading up to the huge terrace, then the roofs.


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I have climbing in heatwaves dialed out...

Let's see how good skinny does on the broiler?

Thin porkchops cook faster than the fatties.

Fact.

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Your not taking my beer away Mark!

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I got goals!!!

Hell, RNWF in a day is on the books for the autumn, that should fill my free quota.


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No more free climbing, bouldering, chossaneering, or gym climbing.

Start wall climbing, every weekend, with tons of beer.

You gotta look at every pitch as the exact same, there is no "Crux" pitch to psych you out.

I hate grades, which more often then not lead to bailing prematurely.


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Big Wall Forum / Re: Cross posted A5 double for sale on ebay
« on: February 07, 2013, 03:48:21 pm »
Bone-

Have you ever been in a storm in the white/blue breathable A5 fly?  Thoughts?

What about the yellow TNF deluxe fly?

Differences?

I have the white expedition, that fits my Fish double, and am balking on the thinness ...



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Big Wall Forum / Re: Pica big aid hook on eBay
« on: December 22, 2012, 11:11:05 pm »
Ha! I picked one up too....

Luke had a few to sell.

He always has the goods, and runout gear is bomber.

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Big Wall Forum / Re: 2:1 Hauling Question
« on: November 29, 2012, 11:07:11 am »
I woulda blow that pika hook to pieces if I took your fall on NS Mark!


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Big Wall Forum / Re: 2:1 Hauling Question
« on: November 28, 2012, 10:42:48 pm »
Lambone, if you were a 135 soaking wet like mark and some others I bet you would change that tune :)

I am 175 and can 1:1 a 250 lb load no problem.  I love hauling and am a beast when it comes to moving freight.  The last wall with 3 guys we 2:1 hauled and had well over 400lbs of shit (17 gallons of liquid).  Not proud of that....HAHAh

That said, there is a place for it, but If I can use my Kong BLock Roll 1:1 and manage, in 8 foot runs, that is what works best for me and my girthness.






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Big Wall Forum / Re: Sleeping systems?
« on: November 14, 2012, 02:39:00 pm »
On the walls that I had the yates shield harness, I would take it completely off due to the hammer holster (rigid) and those other 2 rigid loops, and use a swami.

Now I have a Misty cadillac and everything lays flat, so I just take off the leg loops.


I have had WAY too many bivy epics with the ledge over the years...Not to at least have my harness swami on and at the ready for damage control at 3:00am.

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Big Wall Forum / Re: Weekly Favorite Big Wall Pics Thread
« on: November 12, 2012, 09:57:39 pm »



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Big Wall Forum / Re: what is the hardest part of A4?
« on: November 07, 2012, 09:25:07 pm »
Modern or 3 decades ago?

Steve Grossman still claims that A5 is falling around 50 feet, and that Deucey bungled up the rating system when the modern wave hit in the mid to late 80's with the advent of beaks and other small camming devices.

My understanding is that Modern A3+ in yosemite is really hard and gonna send you for 50+ feet and yer probably gonna hit something.

Then again I have no ruler, as I have never climbed an established A4 pitch.


Sometimes you bounce... sometimes you don't dare.


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Big Wall Forum / Re: Real Nose
« on: November 06, 2012, 05:18:27 pm »
Man your in for it!

Early ascent, with Shippoops!

WOOOHOOOO!!

I have found that my best climbing is done without any knowledge of the route.  Look up at the pitch, take what you think you need and just tag up what you really need later on.  No need to fret over a A3 pitch for days when it turns out cruiser.

Have a blast man!@ 


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Big Wall Forum / Re: What stopped you?
« on: October 31, 2012, 04:28:23 pm »
Paul-

did you let him have a beer, smoke, and a toke before he finally fired?

HAHahaH That sound pretty grim.....

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Big Wall Forum / Re: What stopped you?
« on: October 31, 2012, 08:41:00 am »
At a belay, I equalized a small cam in a flake with a 1/4" buttonhead.

45 min later after a few safety meetings, I am standing in my ledge, and down and left about 10 feet is one of my partners.

Well, I was mostly on the cam, with a long backup to the bolt.

The cam blew, and I was surfing my ledge right down into my buddy.

Me and the ledge hit the haulbags and narrowly missed decapitating Homey.

He looks up and very non-chalantly asks...."OH, since your so close, can you pass the shit kit"?



On another route, a partner above me had his ledge collapse and pitch him in a swandive right for me.

At the last second he grabs a ladder and stops face to face with me.

Not phased one bit, he rights himself and demands we have a Hazard control meeting.


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Big Wall Forum / Re: Weekly Favorite Big Wall Pics Thread
« on: October 29, 2012, 09:48:52 pm »

Pretty steep, crumbly too.

Splitter....

Bro's first wall.

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