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Big Wall Forum / Re: swivel me pigs?
« on: June 20, 2010, 10:53:19 pm »
Man, swivels are where it's at!

If going big (2 pigs) side by side, I like to tie em in with a piece of 10mm static (8 foot piece).  I tie one end to one bag, the other to the #2 bag.  Then just tie a 8 on a bight to equalize the pigs. 

Swilvel goes on the 10mm static attached to pigs, under the haul line attachment.

Each piggy gets a adj daisy ( or cord for docking via munt/mule)

Swivels have a place at the belay as well I would assume?

A Protrax seems like a good candidate for adding a swivel no?


Great work brothers!

Mooch and Munge show goes off with a bang!


Big Wall Forum / Re: Welcome aboard, Wade Icey
« on: June 16, 2010, 10:34:12 pm »
Welcome Wade!

Nice to have you aboard!


Big Wall Forum / Re: Big wall welcome to Pate
« on: June 16, 2010, 10:32:41 pm »
A big welcome Pate!

Nice to have you aboard.

BW Stock is rising......


Big Wall Forum / Re: Got Dates!
« on: June 08, 2010, 11:44:39 pm »

I love it when this board comes alive!!!!

Congrats to Xtreme, smack, Mark, sorry if I left anybody out.

Big psych airmail to Caz and offset!



Big Wall Forum / Re: Got Dates!
« on: June 07, 2010, 02:08:03 pm »
I am betting on caz taking down something on the tower.


Or maybe a ribbon falls route?

Big Wall Forum / Re: Mister Piton dot com
« on: June 03, 2010, 07:17:14 pm »
Really cool site Munge turned me on to.

Nice to have  a pin and hammer reference with pics at your disposal.

Cool to see the hammers on ebay and cross reference them to the site.

Nice drudge up Mike.

Big Wall Trip Reports / Re: Gold Wall Etc. TR Link
« on: May 24, 2010, 10:41:51 pm »
I dig that camo ledge clarke.

Thanks for the TR, sounds like a full trip of fun.


Big Wall Forum / Re: bolt pops, team rescued
« on: May 18, 2010, 12:49:51 am »
Man, Steve told me the whole story.  He said the barrages of snow were terrifying.  The word "Violent" came up a few times.

One of the greates stories out there. 

Thanks for the thread pull Munge!

Big Wall Forum / Re: Homemade copperhead
« on: May 05, 2010, 10:34:17 pm »

What type o swager did you use?  Nicopress table top?

Or the red handled home depot jobs?

I have tested the ones I made with the home depot handle style, without a go gauge.  Everyone of em held down to the #3.

Used a buddies Nico for the small guys...

I would be interested in buying an industrial rig, or a nice table top with the full range of sizes.


Big Wall Forum / Re: Metolius Gizmo Belay Ledge
« on: April 24, 2010, 01:22:19 pm »
Tower, it becomes addictive.  Such a great route to set the cruise control.

Big Wall Forum / Re: Metolius Gizmo Belay Ledge
« on: April 23, 2010, 12:04:11 am »
Hammocks, for that perfect push.

Big Wall Forum / Re: let's talk Mescalito and WOEML
« on: April 15, 2010, 04:34:43 pm »
Big job for sure.  In terms of adding holes, Most rivets can be pulled and the original hole should be drilled out.  As far as dowels go, most have to be chopped and patched thus requiring a new hole.  Or if your lucky, banging them back and forth then grabbing with a vice grips and yarding out.  You can reuse those holes, provided you did not blow out the hole.  Works ok some of the time, but worth trying either way.

If this type of overhaul is going to happen, much thought needs to go in to minimizing the new hole count.  This of course takes the the same amount of time, pull, drill, place.

If not your talking about drilling tons of new holes with will surely take a lot longer.  Not to mention the time patching will take when you add it all up.

Big Wall Forum / Re: gumby protraxion question
« on: April 05, 2010, 09:23:59 pm »
Munter/mule hitch or a yates adjustable daisy.

With the latter you can attach a ladder to the ring on the pull side to give you an advantage.

Big Wall Forum / Re: RSI hauler and pulleys
« on: April 01, 2010, 02:46:12 pm »
That looks like a beefy KB roll just not as fancy.  Mike has a heavy duty unit he runs (way bomber looking).  I can't remember the name though.

Nice system there and looks like a very well appointed hauler.  $165 bucks is a price for a hauler rated to 10,000lbs.

It does not mention the sheeve size though, probably 3".

Yates has a similar pully as your second pic.  I think the sheeve ? is 3.5 inches!

Thanks for the link.

Big Wall Forum / Re: Making a Door in your Portaledge Fly
« on: March 31, 2010, 10:37:13 pm »
Man what a good looking job. 

Maybe they would cut a deal if multiple units were sent?

I would be down, but for that kind of quality your gonna have to pay for it.

Big Wall Trip Reports / Re: Mideast Crisis 3/25-3/27
« on: March 30, 2010, 06:05:25 pm »
Nice Didder!

Man way to squeeze that one in!  Full value Grade V.

I am hoping to give MC a ride before may, this just got me waaayyyyy psyched!



Big Wall Forum / Re: Dave Nichol Topos (lots of walls)
« on: March 30, 2010, 12:00:46 am »
Wow, what the hell is "End all Wall"?   Breaks out and right of the molar?

Has that been repeated? 

Big Wall Forum / Re: Wall Routes in the Cathedrals
« on: March 29, 2010, 09:56:01 pm »
Hey Hoots,  Nice topic!  I am good friends with Bosque, and we have talked alot about his more obscure routes. 

Higher Aspirations is said to be a VERY nice wall, I know that they usually used Stars and Z-macs and the occasional bolt in the ladders.  Most belays on HA are gear/pins with the occasional bolt.  I believe it has been done a handfull of times, Probably more anchor bolts (or improved belay's).

Learning to crawl - crux is low and more bustin free on this one,  I think he did this one with FRitz Fox, and thus the name!  Steve said there was some burly wide stuff high up.  Unknown # of ascents, but he said the quality was good.  Belays are the same, usually a bolt+pins or gear maybe a rivet or so for the ledges you know!

Both should get some rehab, the rivet ladder on HA probably just needs the occasional bolt replacement.  Modern day ratings on both routes is questionable due to lack of ascents but some thin on both.  Beaks would probably be the best thing up there.

Hope this helps, I have always wanted to hit HA but keep it on the back burner. 


Big Wall Trip Reports / Re: New friends send Skull Queen
« on: March 29, 2010, 12:05:09 pm »
Nice!  Way to get back on it Zac!

We did it in august, it was 105 degrees the entire time we were up there.  Almost died from heat exhaustion, but it was still a great time.

Thanks for the write up, you guys look like you were having some fun up there!


Big Wall Forum / Re: Stowing hooks on the lead?
« on: March 27, 2010, 08:46:52 pm »
I put the hooks into a chalkbag that has a plastic pint container from deli counter at the bottom.

The hooks come out easy, you can pull the drawstring, but the plastic cup keeps the bag "Open" inside.

Same deal for the peckers.

I am always afraid of taking one on the grill when I keep em on the shoulder, but they always end up there anyway!

Big Wall Forum / Re: Harnesses
« on: March 16, 2010, 06:57:39 pm »

Hauling really loosens it up.  Every morning you got to cinch it down before you go.

Now that I think about it that is another problem/complaint I have with the shield.

Oh well, it's function far outweighs the cons.

MHUDON- a small shield should be just right. 

Big Wall Forum / Re: Harnesses
« on: March 16, 2010, 11:44:11 am »
Both the shield and Caddy have double buckles, so yes they are adjustable on both sides.

You can fine tune the Caddy a bit more than the shield.  The yates buckles and 2in tape make it hard to get that perfect fit.

I have broken in the left buckle on both and keep the right stationary, this has worked well so far.

Big Wall Forum / Re: Personal 2 to 1
« on: March 14, 2010, 11:14:12 pm »
An inverted grigri works wonders.

As does the yates adj daisy, although a snazzy pocket 2:1 does look like less work for the soloist.

Big Wall Trip Reports / Re: Zion Climbing TR - Touchstone Wall
« on: March 14, 2010, 05:02:06 pm »
Nice going man!

Way to step out there, nothing like that Wall drive to get you motivated.

Thanks for the TR, now I gotta go get that fix!


Big Wall Forum / Re: Harnesses
« on: March 14, 2010, 03:45:03 pm »

I just put on my Caddy (SZ LRG), I have a 33/34 inch waist.  So I added 2" on the belt to either side of the double buckles, making the belt approx 38".  There was under 2" of tail on both sides.  That being said, I wear this harness on the middle to smaller side (Suck it down tight).  I think you should get the XL for your dad, This will allow for heavier clothing and such.  It should fit perfectly.

All of the walls I have done were in a shield harness, one gripe is the hammer holster is rigid, so when you sleep at night the thing pokes you in the back not allowing you to lay flat without turning the swami to one side or the other.

I had Dave at Misty sew me a hammer holster in the same place as the shield but with flexible material. HE charged me $5 for the addition!  It lays flat when you bivy.

The caddy is top notch and was very well thought out, drop legs and all.

Hope this helps!


Big Wall Forum / Re: "Yo" to Mark Hudon, new BW.c member
« on: March 13, 2010, 01:18:51 am »
Alright!  We got the man himself, THE HUDON!!!

I know your planning a solo this year, so let me be the first to say................

Don't forget us on the TR!


Big Wall Forum / Re: Mystery Euro Wall Routes in the Valley
« on: March 04, 2010, 03:26:22 pm »
I saw that dude on the column, up and down during the beginning.

I figured with all of the east side activity (nanook/Mike) might have some answers?

Those Euros are pretty clandestine whilst new routing in the valley.

Big Wall Forum / Re: Ladders
« on: February 28, 2010, 12:28:34 pm »

Hell, I still use hand tied every now and again, you know for the sport of it..

Duct tape and Frost knots....That's how chit got done.

Big Wall Forum / Re: Monthly Favorite Video Thread
« on: February 28, 2010, 02:10:31 am »
Weren't you the one who shat himself on the Tower?

It was nice not having you around.


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