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New Rock Routes / Crawford Cliff
« Last post by DC on May 20, 2017, 03:02:50 PM »
Last week I was up taking a look at the Crawford Cliff, across the street from the Highland Center.  There are three nice slab routes on the main face, which Sykes describes in his new guidebook.  There is one additional short route, located on a smaller face to the climber's right of the primary cliff.  It has three bolts and ends at a double bolt anchor.  Anyone know anything about it and who put it up?  Thanks, Chambo 
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Gear Exchange / Re: gear for sale
« Last post by JSteitzer on May 19, 2017, 03:14:07 PM »
Hey I'd be interested in some of the ovals for a project and maybe the cams. Can you email me some photos?
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: Black flies!
« Last post by JBro on May 18, 2017, 09:22:52 PM »
I just take a bath in that plasti-dip shit like you would coat an ice tool grip in. Impenetrable to black flies and mosquitoes. Only vulnerable area is the mouth hole, so I swish and gargle 2 oz of DEET. Also, I tape a sausage to my inner thigh before dipping.
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: Black flies!
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on May 18, 2017, 02:43:14 PM »
DEET, Permethrin, Clothing, Timing.

Honestly the sun-hoody has become my personal insanity saver when they are really bad. Light enough to use when it's hot & muggy out everyone should have one.

I reviewed the new Black Diamond one here: https://northeastalpinestart.com/2017/05/08/gear-review-black-diamond-alpenglow-sun-hoody/

And the classic Patagonia one here: https://northeastalpinestart.com/2016/05/13/patagonia-mens-sunshade-technical-hoodie-review/

I have an Arcteryx one too I haven't had a chance to fully review but I wear it quite a bit.

Permethrin is the BOMB. Been treating clothes with it since jungle warfare training in Okinawa and South America and nothing is more effective!

I rarely bust out DEET because the above two work well but always carry it for vicious days...

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Climbing Gear Q & A / Petzl GriGri+ Review
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on May 18, 2017, 12:18:38 PM »
Curious how Petzl improved on the GriGri 2 design? I got a few weeks to try it out and here's my detailed review with video:

https://northeastalpinestart.com/2017/05/18/gear-review-petzl-grigri/
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Shoe repair/ resole
« Last post by Jeff on May 18, 2017, 12:15:34 PM »
I've answered questions on this subject in the past and others have echoed my opinion, but I feel that I'd like to update my recommendation of Mark Meschinelli at Plattsburgh Shoe Hospital in Plattsburgh. After a hiatus of at least 4 years since I last used his services, I sent off two pair of La Sportiva Tradmasters to him for resoling on or about May 3rd, 2017. They arrived at my front door in CT this morning by Priority Mail, resoled with C4 rubber and one shoe with a needed Toe Cap. One pair ( the one which needed a toe cap)  is on its 2nd resole and the other on its first. The work looks impeccable, as the soles look better than new, and I certainly find the 2 week time taken for the round trip far better than "acceptable"!  I have used several other resoling companies in my more than 4 decades of using and abusing climbing shoes, but I have now had Mark resole more than a half dozen pairs of climbing and 2 pair of approach shoes, and really appreciate his work. FWIW
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Gear Exchange / Brand new Singing Rock Garnet Harness (L)
« Last post by old_school on May 18, 2017, 11:44:55 AM »
Brand new, in box with tags!!! Singing Rock Garnet Harness, size LARGE. Very comfortable. $45 obo
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Partner Exchange / Re: Partners Needed: Rock Season Is Here
« Last post by dave095790 on May 17, 2017, 10:22:17 PM »
Partner found for Saturday, still looking for Sunday.

Thanks!

Dave
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Events & Announcements / Re: The EPA needs to hear your voice
« Last post by Coreshot on May 17, 2017, 10:02:27 PM »
Here's another regarding public lands


https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=DOI-2017-0002-0001
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