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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Still dreaming about late season ice?
« Last post by markvnh on May 21, 2015, 01:41:07 AM »
My excuse for not having been to Canada about the same length of time - all my partners stopped wanting to go! You've got a good reason for not having been Al!
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by markvnh on May 21, 2015, 01:39:13 AM »
Gotta hit up Crazy Mountain. A couple exits towards Vail is Vail Brewing Company. Was there right after it opened in April. Beer was ok and sure they'll tweak as they brew. Right next to a nice 420 store!
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Bouldering / Re: kinsman notch boulders
« Last post by M_Sprague on May 20, 2015, 11:28:18 PM »
Thanks. So up around the cliffs to the north of the road just past Lost river campground? I am not super familiar with Kinsman Notch (Come on John, get your damn book out already  ;D ). How long a hike about do you thing to get up to them if I wanted to take a run in to look? Are they schist boulders?
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Dean Potter crosses the void.
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on May 20, 2015, 10:17:06 PM »
this is a really good read..https://www.yahoo.com/autos/s/5-used-bikes-too-dangerous-141909247.html
The bright green liter machine from this generation is well known for being an ill-mannered pissed off rocket on steroids.  This insane bike had class leading horsepower, lowest class weight and shortest class wheelbase which results in a wild ride for even the most experienced riders. It was notorious for vicious headshakes since the front wheel was frequently not connected to the pavement and didnít come stock with a steering damper.  The smaller brake discs also caused brake fade slowing down from warp speed.  If you are a new rider with a death wish, this is your bike.

Seems like not much has changed with kawasaki since the 70s-80s. I had a fair bit of saddel time on a KZ900 BINTD and that was a seriously  angry beast! way more power than handeling or stopping....... the infamous tank slapping kawasaki hospital hop.......
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Still dreaming about late season ice?
« Last post by Admin Al on May 20, 2015, 10:05:18 PM »
I went to the CR 6 years to climb ice in a row. I haven't been since right after my b=oy was born, 14 years it's been. I did all that stuff in that post. I'm trying to talk George Hurley into going next February. there is a ton of stuff an within an easy walk.
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Bouldering / kinsman notch boulders
« Last post by bubbalee on May 20, 2015, 08:55:52 PM »
If any boulderers are interested there are some world class boulders across from the luck of the irish ice climbs in kinsman notch. Twenty to fifty foot tall behemoths waiting to be climbed . Open woods good ground beneath them.
Explore the area below and to the left and right of the monkey cliffs especially to the right and up following below the cliff band to the small notch. sykes and i messed around on a few af them and they have tons of potential and photo poser opportunities.
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Dean Potter crosses the void.
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on May 20, 2015, 07:57:15 PM »
I just have this feeling that if those guys had stuck to climbing they would have been doing it in their old age....
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Book of Solemnity
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on May 20, 2015, 07:45:37 PM »
Fer cryin' out loud let them be!  ;D ...

If you do chop them please do it cleanly and replace them up about 2 feet. Thanks!

Kidding I don't mind sitting... but I still can't figure out why anyone would place them so low....
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Dean Potter crosses the void.
« Last post by strandman on May 20, 2015, 07:32:24 PM »
OK...I alude to pulp Fiction  "isn't it more fun when you don't have permission ?"

Sure proximtry jumping is fucking crazy..but so was rock climbing when harding did the Nose


i'm looking into this water jet nozzle flying thing
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Dean Potter crosses the void.
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on May 20, 2015, 07:20:25 PM »
 never said it was the same. I did say that street raceing on  a motorcycle is incredibly dangerous and stupid. its also nothing like a rally car. Motorcycle you have no roll cage. Duh!  neither sport is anything like climbing. Climbing is an incredibly slow sport. there is usually pleanty of time to make decisions and choices. when you stuff a crotch rocket into a corner @ 140mph on the street   its all in and there are no sand traps or air barriers if you blow it.    My compareson was the dumb and dumber of adrenalin sports..... not that they are  the same but that they share high speed and stupidity.

 Also I am only talking about proximity flying . I think wingsuit flying without trying to see how close you can come to a solid rock is an amazeing sport. Play chicken with a rock, tree or building and you are just as dumb and dead as the 18yr old kid on the zoom splat who hits a  tree @ 100mph......
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