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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: "the bug report"
« Last post by ralbert20 on May 22, 2018, 08:54:57 am »
Yup, time to change it - we got swarmed and bitten on the walk down from Cathedral over the weekend.
Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: "the bug report"
« Last post by Nick Grant on May 21, 2018, 09:53:26 pm »
This weekend, they were out in Tamworth.
Climbed Sea of Holes this morning and discovered that the large healthy looking pine tree that was the rap station for the end of pitch four was 100% uprooted and is now laying on its side (relatively secure looking). The little bit of earth there was pulled up as well and not much loose rock observed (compared to the Recluse Tree).

Bottom line is there is no 5.7 finish to Sea of Holes, plan to do the 5.8 move to access the bolted anchor on that variation.

I'll post some photos tomorrow on my blog.

And use care around all of our tree anchors... this tree would not have raised an eyebrow last year and is 100% compromised now...
Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / "the bug report"
« Last post by HTH on May 20, 2018, 03:07:55 pm »
A word of warning:  the bug report is not accurate.  I've been out on the rock multiple times over the last two weeks; not only are they swarming, they are BITING!
Lost & Found / Lost Shoes
« Last post by Tom N on May 19, 2018, 08:39:18 am »
Lost a pair of Sportiva Finale climbing shoes at Humphrey's ledge on Sunday the 13th of May. If you found them let me know
Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: What size SDS is best for drilling granite?
« Last post by Admin Al on May 17, 2018, 08:03:48 am »
Bulldog is what everyone I know has. seems to do the job.
General Climbing / Climbing Instructor Sentenced in Tito Traversa’s Death
« Last post by Admin Al on May 17, 2018, 08:02:15 am »
I'm not sure what to think about this. Especially since it was Tito's mother who was the direct cause of the accident!
Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: What size SDS is best for drilling granite?
« Last post by Banch on May 16, 2018, 04:39:41 pm »
hey y'all just wanted to update.  I ended up buying a Boshe Bulldog 36V 1 1/8" SDS Plus.   It seems that the SDS 3/4" is a lighter tool but the 1 1/8" is more standard/common and thus getting bits will be easier and cheaper.  I think my local gear shop, Outdoor Gear Exchange, sells bits that are for SDS 1 1/8" so it makes sense to go with that size. 

Just out of curiosity, are there other reasons for climbers to go with something other than 1 1/8"  SDS size when considering buying a drill?

Maybe if your going to also use the drill for other projects outside of rock climbing?  I was also thinking about re-sale of the drill once I grid bolt my local cliff.  (just kidding)  But re-sale is a consideration.  along with the ease of getting cheaper bits seems like 1 1/8" is the way to go.  Thoughts?  thanks. Banch.
Climbing Gear Q & A / What size SDS is best for drilling granite?
« Last post by Banch on May 16, 2018, 08:57:53 am »
Hello.  I'm shopping for a rotary hammer drill.  Leaning toward the 36v Boshe Bulldog.  I noticed that it comes in different sizes SDS.  A lightweight model has a 3/4" SDS but others have 1" and up to 1 1/8 and 1 1/2 inch SDS.  I'll be drilling in granite, if that matters.  Also, what is the difference between SDS and SDS Plus?  thanks
Partner Exchange / Re: North Conway area partners
« Last post by HTH on May 15, 2018, 02:56:59 pm »
I'm available after work weekdays and sometimes on weekends.  Climbing a grade lower than you right now, but only because I'm out of practice.  Will be coming up from Tamworth so would rather not go north of Humphry's.

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