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General Climbing / Re: accessibility and changing the rating
« Last post by pappy on Today at 12:52:04 PM »
Pappy,

Sorry for a divergent question, but it sounds like you did quite a bit of climbing in N.C.

Did you ever know a guy named Bob Mitchell, and do you know what he is doing now? I used to climb with him.

not to date you too much, but Mitchell was a bit before my time, and also more in the NC/Black Dome orbit. I was more in the ATL/GA clique, and there was always an ongoing rivalry/feud between the two. Mostly because those NC guys were all pansies. 8)  Anyway, I'm pretty sure he died somewhere around 2k, but all my Kelley/NC guides washed away in Irene, and those had the history.
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General Climbing / Re: accessibility and changing the rating
« Last post by strandman on Today at 10:31:20 AM »
Yo pappy....Shannon and Jeep always have had a bit of a dark side 8)
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General Climbing / Re: accessibility and changing the rating
« Last post by SA on Today at 10:22:23 AM »
Pappy,

Sorry for a divergent question, but it sounds like you did quite a bit of climbing in N.C.

Did you ever know a guy named Bob Mitchell, and do you know what he is doing now? I used to climb with him.
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Job Opportunity Northern MA
« Last post by ELM on Today at 10:02:52 AM »
My wife just posted this position and I thought some of you may be in the market for a Summer job.


BOLD/GOLD Leadership Development Guides
(position based out of Salem, MA with travel to New Hampshire)
YMCA of the North Shore

Overview: The YMCA of the North Shore is a vibrant and growing Association of 7 YMCA's that service of 25 communities in Beverly, Salem, Marblehead, Ipswich, Gloucester, Haverhill and Plaistow NH. Our Mission is to welcome All. We strengthen communities, educate and nurture children and promote healthy living in spirit, mind and body. This summer we are excited to offer the BOLD and GOLD (Boys and Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) programs to youth in our communities. The program is dedicated to inspiring courage and confidence in diverse groups of adolescent girls and boys through outdoor adventures. Activities include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, fishing, back-country cooking and more. Our goal is to increase not only confidence and courage but emotional intelligence, wonder, and community awareness.


Qualifications: Must be 24 years of age or older, Wilderness First Aid and CPR, love of the outdoors, outdoor education interest/background.


Primary Responsibilities Include:
Facilitate the learning of outdoor skills
Ensure both a physically and an emotionally safe environment.
Create values-forming experiences for adolescents.
Create an inclusive environment for youth in the outdoors.


Critical Success Factors:
Professional instructional experience in backpacking, rock climbing, and/or mountaineering
Commitment to working with diverse groups
Excellent judgment and decision making skills
Strong group facilitation, communication, and conflict resolution skills
Experience facilitating activities addressing issues facing adolescent females and/or males
Experience making the transference of a wilderness experience relevant to the everyday lives of under served populations.
Knowing how to have fun!



Trip Dates: July 18-July 22 & July 25-July 29
Professional Development hours and planning time will be available before the trips.

Salary: $15-$20 per hour commensurate with experience


To Apply: Inquiries will be received until July 1st or the position is filled. Please send resume and letter of interest to Amanda Tower at towera@northshoreymca.org. Please indicate BOLD/GOLD Program Applicant in the subject line.


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Mari Matt
Director of Training and Development
YMCA of the North Shore
245 Cabot Street, Beverly MA 01915
(P) 978-564-3072 (F) 978-922-7602
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General Climbing / Re: accessibility and changing the rating
« Last post by pappy on Today at 08:59:42 AM »
Ken, I did not know that AOK was an acronym for curmudgeon ;)
Bill, two F**k's in the same post usually says I've had a couple to many :P
Lucky Luke, love you man :-*

I think the f**ks are from Strand messing up the quote function--they aren't in the original post and that sounds more like him ;).

But count me as a curmudgeon, too--I've never been in a situation where I missed having a GPS, don't even know how to use one. My GF is in the process of knocking out the 100 highest in the 'Daks, many of which--like Hoffman--have no trails, herd paths, or summit markers. She insists on doing them with map and compass and solo (fine with me, those whacks sound awful. When she came off of Lost Pond she looked like she had been flogged with a 2x4) and does just fine.

And Luke does have a point, although it gets tiresome. The latest word from NC is all retro bolting and rap bolting 5.8 slabs. Doc is dead, Thomas, Whitney, me and others have moved, and Jeep and Shannon have in their own ways gone over to the dark side. The last citadel is falling. And yes, I blame sport climbing.
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General Climbing / Re: Staples at Otter Cliff?
« Last post by Grant Simmons on Today at 07:50:37 AM »
There are two staples - one above "Wonderwall" and one above "A Dare by the Sea".  There are also a handful of eyebolts (3, I believe).  The fixed anchors are all concentrated in one corner of the cliff.  There are a bunch of good routes over there, but this tends to be the most crowded part of the cliff.

Having a rack definitely helps you to escape from the most crowded areas and gives you the freedom to climb anywhere at the OC.
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Cams reslung in a hurry?
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on Today at 05:56:24 AM »
John. hand tying them is kind of bulky :P
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General Climbing / Re: Bug index
« Last post by danf on Yesterday at 10:24:41 PM »
Knock on wood, but I think the black fly season is turning out to be pretty short this year again.  The mosquitos are certainly out in full force here at home, and ticks are as bad as ever....
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Cams reslung in a hurry?
« Last post by danf on Yesterday at 10:22:13 PM »
Ragged Mountain.  I don't know what kind of backlog they have right now, but usually fairly quick once they get them.  It's been a couple of years since I've dropped any off there but I think they generally had them done within 10 days, if not sooner.
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General Climbing / Re: Bug index
« Last post by JoeC on Yesterday at 08:08:22 PM »
Its a real good thing strand!  I hate the critters.  Climbed on cathedral today and bugs werent terrible withthe breeze.
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