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 on: October 28, 2014, 02:34:17 PM 
Started by lukeweiss - Last post by mendonza
I have Barturas as my only boot for New England alpiney adventures. They have been excellent and my feet are rarely cold. On cold days i still put in a toe warmer on the TOP of my socks so that it doesn't effect how the boots climb. Never had a problem at any temperature, even in the -10F days on washington, with the Bartura and a toe warmer.

Just a couple more cents.


 on: October 28, 2014, 02:17:32 PM 
Started by PG - Last post by perswig
I had this one in my sights until those two holds broke....

OTOH, really nice photo, AWinters!

 on: October 28, 2014, 09:49:20 AM 
Started by danf - Last post by strandman
I will fail the knots and rigging theory I'm sure....

 on: October 28, 2014, 07:22:08 AM 
Started by danf - Last post by DaveR
Lucky Luke You Gotta Try This Man!

Please God no!
He will likely fail miserably and then write 100 pages on how his answers are right and they are just a bunch of dopes and have no clue about what the are talking about!

 on: October 27, 2014, 11:38:46 PM 
Started by danf - Last post by M_Sprague
I'm a danger to myself and others. Should stay away from ropes  :P

 on: October 27, 2014, 10:25:40 PM 
Started by PG - Last post by Lucky Lucy
Looks like that blank overhanging face next to it might have NH's first 15, assuming one of these mutants could actually climb it.

There already is one but lucky Luke won't count it because it's bolted!

Jaws II  YDS: 5.15a           
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.15a      [details]
FA:  original:Dave graham 10/98, Jaws 2: Vasya Vorotnikov 10/07

Originally a Dave Graham 5.14b, two key holds broke off making it considerably harder. Many very solid climbers attempted the broken line over a few years before Vasya put in an intense amount of work over the better part of a year and snagged the first ascent of what is likely the hardest route east of the Rockies. He was shy about grading it since he had not yet climbed 5.14d but many strong climbers had speculated that it could be 5.15a so that was what it was given tentatively. To date, Jaws II has seen 5 ascents that I know of and the 5.15 grade seems to be sticking. It seems that being local is helpful for projecting
jaws due to the fact that this climb is very conditions dependent and our weather is very unpredictable.

There are two very hard cruxes, the lower one being in the v12/v13 range and the upper one being a huge v10/v11 dead point. There is no real rest on the route unless you count the v6 section in the middle which must feel nice after the intensity of the first crux but I'm sure leaves something to be desired.

All in all, a striking line up one of the more beautiful sections of waimea, one of the east coast's finest cliffs. If you've got what it takes, get after it!

 on: October 27, 2014, 10:23:22 PM 
Started by lukeweiss - Last post by lukeweiss
Can you elaborate? I wasn't really cold otherwise (other than hands while climbing, which is not a terribly unique problem). Is there something I should be doing other than dealing with boots?

 on: October 27, 2014, 10:19:25 PM 
Started by lukeweiss - Last post by kenreville
Not for nothing- if your feet are continually cold, there may be other issues than the boots you are wearing.

Just sayin'.

 on: October 27, 2014, 09:53:44 PM 
Started by lukeweiss - Last post by lukeweiss
Yeah, I saw that review, and I don't think they will be much warmer than the nepal evo's that I just sold. But warmer enough? Not sure.

 on: October 27, 2014, 09:23:08 PM 
Started by lukeweiss - Last post by markvnh
There's a good review of the cubes on The author thinks his Nepal extremes were warmer than the cubes and suspects the cubes are warmer than the Nepal gtx evos. No comparison to batura.

With that, tried warmers in the past in my Nepal gtx evos - couldn't deal with how they felt.

Good luck in your choice.

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