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Rock Climbing: Sport / Re: OMG
« Last post by strandman on April 21, 2015, 01:46:56 PM »
Your right mark..get out to green's asap..if you die out there, no one will know.  i saw some shit with gear loops the other day and even i was speechless............she wasn't good looking either  :(
Rock Climbing: Sport / OMG
« Last post by M_Sprague on April 21, 2015, 01:12:43 PM »
I was bouldering below the Main Cliff at Rumney the other day, looked up at the cliff and saw the most horrifying thing. A guy and a girl were up on the second pitch of Rock du Jour. The guy was belaying and she was leading, about 40 feet out at the second bulge where you hand traverse right on the lip and she was struggling to unclip the single bolt she was attached to. The rope was not clipped to any of the draws below, so she was looking at an 80 foot fall factor 2 onto the belay, bad enough if it was out in space, but she would have definitely splatted. For a second I thought maybe she was bailing and had threaded the eyebolt, but it still didn't really make sense. I couldn't just watch it and nobody else seemed to be noticing,so I said F it, who cares if I embarrass my self. So, I dashed up and called up to them to stop what they were doing and explained that she was on one bolt and close to killing herself. I could never get what they were thinking. They seemed pretty clueless to the danger, yet sure of themselves, (the guy said "I'm on one bolt and I'm fine"  ???  ), but she at least listened and lowered down to clip her rope into the draw below. I left them at that to get back to my bouldering. I did notice that she continued on and I could have sworn that she hadn't clipped some of the bolts above along the way. It wasn't like she was even getting up it cleanly.

The apparent utter lack of common sense amazed me. I would think you would have to be severely retarded, with an IQ of 40 to be so out of it, but they seemed normal. They were able to form words and dress themselves. Am I missing something? I can't think of any reasonable explanation of the whole thing, especially since she continued on. This is the kind of stuff that makes me want to go deep into the woods. At least nobody will notice when I do it out there  :P
Rock Climbing: Sport / Re: Rumney Connector Trail
« Last post by M_Sprague on April 21, 2015, 12:18:47 PM »
The trail seems to have turned out OK, though it is useless in the winter since it gets buried in snow from the plows and drifts. Hopefully people are using it instead of wondering in the road. There is now no strong reason to be in the road at all unless you are going down to the river, even if heading to the Blackjacks and northwest crags. Just take the stairs or head up at the 5.8 crag to hit the Shortcut Trail, take it west and stay straight by the boulders under Monsters to the Entrance Boulder at the Blackjacks..maybe a minute slower than the road, but you won't get run over , you go by more good bouldering and you get out of the sometimes cold valley wind.

Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Sawtooth Range Idaho
« Last post by strandman on April 21, 2015, 09:15:27 AM »
Charlie Fowler called Eagle Feather buttress the best alpine rock climb in America....
Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by strandman on April 21, 2015, 09:13:39 AM »
Buxton Hill area..7 / pubs a BBQ and a chocolate shop..all they need is some condos....

BUT the rain   :'(  I haven't seen that much rain in years 
Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Sawtooth Range Idaho
« Last post by DaveR on April 21, 2015, 07:28:50 AM »
The City is pretty cool in itself, I have been there many times and will always go back whenever I am in that part of the country.
Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Sawtooth Range Idaho
« Last post by DGoguen on April 20, 2015, 11:11:25 PM »
The Elephants Perch is very impressive. The Mountaineers route is a classic 6 or 7 pitch 5.9.
Pretty cool camping after a ferry ride across the lake.

A very nice alpine trip when coupled with a crag trip to City of Rocks.

Two weeks of pure spud fun.
Rock Climbing: Trad / Sawtooth Range Idaho
« Last post by xcrag_corex on April 20, 2015, 10:34:44 PM »
Curious if any of you have traveled to this mystic land.... Heading there with a friend at the beginning of August! I remember first reading about the place in a climbing mag in the early 2000s. Caught my eye as a beautiful place but the fixed anchor ban and remote setting scared me.... Fast forward a decade and a half and being learn-ed in the ways of the trad, I'm excited to check this place out! Anyone ever check this place out?
Gear Exchange / Rumney Guidebook on ebay
« Last post by cold and scared on April 20, 2015, 08:41:15 PM »
Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by Admin Al on April 20, 2015, 08:21:57 PM »
I love Ashville. great town, nice people, good climbing and fabulous cycling. I've often thought about moving down there.
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