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When you talk about the yo-yo era, it's good to keep in mind that no one I knew thought resting on the rope and then continuing was kosher, so that was a part of it. Once you came off you got lowered, and since for the most part another try meant climbing everything to the high point again, you would need a rest on the ground, so it was polite, sort of, to give your partners a go.

We didn't even ask, once you were off, you got lowered. Most of my friends also climbed by the three strikes and you're out rule, so fall off three times and that's it. My first attempt on Airation I had all but the last piece in but took the three falls getting there. I'd never been on it, so broke my rule and finished it, no further falls. The next week I flashed it with the crux seeping hard to atone.
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Partner Exchange / Re: North Conway 8/30-9/1
« Last post by TC on Today at 08:02:47 AM »
Sent you a PM.
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Gear Exchange / Re: Books For Sale
« Last post by steve weitzler on Yesterday at 08:47:28 PM »
I thought you only read the articles not look at the pictures. ;)
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Gear Exchange / Re: Books For Sale
« Last post by strandman on Yesterday at 07:10:46 PM »
At your age i'd sell asap !

I'm looking for things from the paul Duval collection..the ones with pics   8)
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Do you use belay gloves?
« Last post by strandman on Yesterday at 07:09:08 PM »
Iposed this question to my wife, who started climbing again after many years. Well, i guess I might use them, but isn't it just another piece of shit to hang off the harness??? So what you get a little burn !

of course my wife is tough..she's married to me 29 years

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And to me the best ascents are multi-pitch anything where you and your partner get up something you would not alone. Where the strength of the team is more than the parts.

Hopefully !  TC used to say "at least we both get to take this fall"
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Climbing was A Team sport now it's often a ME sport.
« Last post by ed_esmond on August 28, 2015, 09:54:42 PM »
nick, et al.

remember: "there's no 'I' in TEAM, but 'ME' is a big part of itů"

ed "shirtless and wearing a prana beanie" e

ps. perhaps "enlightened self interest" is a more pragmatic way to look at it...
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And to me the best ascents are multi-pitch anything where you and your partner get up something you would not alone. Where the strength of the team is more than the parts.

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Gear Exchange / Books For Sale
« Last post by steve weitzler on August 28, 2015, 05:18:52 PM »
I am in the process of selling my house in order to downsize. Unfortunately I have a couple hundred climbing books (some first editions and many out of print) that I need to sell. If anyone is interested in any of the books I would be happy to send you the inventory if you send me a request at sweitzler@comcast.net. Not included in the inventory list is a few hundred guidebooks from around the US and the world. Those are also for sale. I am pretty motivated to sell so let me know if you are interested.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Climbing was A Team sport now it's often a ME sport.
« Last post by strandman on August 28, 2015, 04:47:08 PM »
The team approach has always been the one i have followed..established and new routes

having a person lead every pitch on a wall for example seems very greedy to me  and really boring for  the belay slave
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