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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #60 on: July 06, 2009, 11:12:10 am »
WOOT!!!

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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #61 on: July 06, 2009, 01:11:37 pm »
Woot indeed!
Thanks John, I look forward to swinging that hammer on the sharp and high wild.

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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2009, 11:30:05 am »
CONGRATS goatboy!

I've had connection issues for a month now, so I haven't been able to play along, as much as I wanted to.
I was in the right area, wrong valley, but would have not guessed that peak from the GoogleEarth images
I looked at. The area just seemed way to flat looking, even when I was doing low altitude fly-bys up and down
the valleys.

Thanks Deuce, it was a great contest!
(You wouldn't happen to have any more spare hardware laying around would you?)

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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2009, 11:58:47 am »
C'mon out to the Black and I'll let you use the hammer any time Kevin...I'm too big for anything over A3 anyhoo, you like decomposing pegmatite right?

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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #64 on: July 07, 2009, 02:13:22 pm »
Good Job Goatboy!

I was no where close...
I do this for fun...

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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #65 on: July 07, 2009, 11:32:14 pm »
Dang! Good job Goatboy :)

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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2009, 04:14:29 pm »
C'mon out to the Black and I'll let you use the hammer any time Kevin...I'm too big for anything over A3 anyhoo, you like decomposing pegmatite right?

Hey that sounds great goatboy!
Now this peg-ma-tite stuff, that is sort of granite.. right?
I'm used to chossy limestone, so it can't be that bad.. can it?
But with regards to anything above A3..
I'm not too big, rather too small, (in the testicle region) for any sustained A4'ish kind of stuff.

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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2009, 09:49:05 pm »
You'll be fine, did I say the pitch was A4?oh no that can?t be right, looks like easy A2, I think I see a bolt up there, you?ll be fine, here?s the rack.

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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2009, 01:09:12 am »
Congrats again Goatboy.  I am posting your images here just in case they get lost on some other server like some of the other posts on this thread:

The photo from the website: http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/30092/size/big/ppuser/32747



Goatboy's pics:






Let us know how go the adventures of the ol' hammer!
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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #69 on: September 10, 2009, 07:46:08 pm »
Thanks again John!
I've owned three of these hammers in my life and have always ended up selling them for beer or gas money on the camp 4 board. This one is for keeps; it?s already replaced a couple anchors in the south Platte and will soon be heading out to Utah.

As for Sangla Valley it?s $1,250 for a roundtrip from Denver to New Delhi then maybe another grand or two for the trek out to Batseri village and live like a king.
This hammer will see that valley eventually? whoohoo!

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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #70 on: September 10, 2009, 07:59:51 pm »
Right on, Goatboy, You're MY kinda monkey......Let me know when you go, , cuz I wanta go, too.
Best contest ever, Big John. That was great fun.

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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #71 on: October 11, 2010, 03:52:05 pm »
Newsflash.  This wall just got climbed by Silvia Vidal, the amazing Spanish big wall climber...

Hopefully she will send details soon.
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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #72 on: October 13, 2010, 09:13:17 am »
Awsome, looking forward to some close up pictures of that wall!

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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #73 on: October 15, 2010, 12:39:47 pm »
http://rockandice.com/news/1199-bold-is-not-dead

Here is something I found about her climbing the wall... what a rad chick! Some misinformation in that article tho, she didn't solo the Reticent but did it with Pep Masip for the 3rd ascent.  It also doesn't mention her route Sol Solet which was A5 and she used lead heads in some open corner over the course of 2 days!  That route took a little over a month to put up... GNAR!!
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Re: Free A5 Big Wall Hammer contest
« Reply #74 on: October 17, 2010, 07:12:44 pm »
thx Jake. That's an amazing thing.  High Commitment.