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Trip Reports / Re: San Rafael Swell
« Last post by strandman on April 22, 2016, 04:11:13 PM »
Ya..15" of snow here while we were away.....

The overhanging wall pictured is 300+ feet and 2 routes that i saw
Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Child Carrier
« Last post by Admin Al on April 22, 2016, 03:59:14 PM »
the lean-look business is really child dependent. I've had 3 kiddos and each was different. my first stayed very still until almost 4, at which time I just made her walk. the second would't stay still for a minute, and so I rarely took him out. it was just impossible. my 3rd was very much like #1. until around 3 1/2 he was good, and then he had to become a hiker. I can't remember what kind of carrier I had, but I do remember that it was pretty much top of the line for the times.
Trip Reports / Re: San Rafael Swell
« Last post by Admin Al on April 22, 2016, 03:53:31 PM »
looks great... snow & sleet? we're into 70 degrees her in the Valley.
Trip Reports / San Rafael Swell
« Last post by strandman on April 22, 2016, 02:59:11 PM »
Some really cool stuff out here..slabs and overhanging walls.  We didn't get in much climbing because of snow and sleet, but a return trip  is already in the works. Paul Ross ( and Andy Ross) did a couple hundred f/a's from 5.4-5.11,,single pitch to 1,600'
Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Child Carrier
« Last post by Further on April 22, 2016, 01:38:42 PM »
Awesome! I have been considering the Osprey.  As a former EMS employee myself I try and stay apprised of the sales, but thanks for the heads up! Sadly, we were childless when I worked there... The pro-deal would come in handy with this $200+ item. 

What are your considerations for the leaning side to side?  At 22 months Alex looks like he sits up nice and straight with out much direction.  Not so for a 1 year old perhaps.  Maybe the lean is not something a premium pack can compensate for and it just improves with the kids age?

Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Child Carrier
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on April 22, 2016, 12:59:48 PM »
I love our Osprey Poco Premium I bought for our first child. I just broke it out of storage as our second is now old enough for it. It has 400+mi on it and it is best in class IMO.

Here's a rather memorable hike we did with it:

From the cheapest model in the line to the most expensive I think they are all great. In deciding how much to spend I would suggest thinking about;

1) How many miles do you want to put on it?

2) Will you have a 2nd kid at some point?

Even with out a 2nd kid re-sell value of these on Craigslist/Ebay is quite high if you take care of it... so IMO I'm happy we bought the best one we could at the time.

*Disclaimer I work for EMS so I'll tell you Club Day is coming up and you could get this at 20% off plus 10% back through EMS Rewards... flippin' good deal IMO
Climbing Gear Q & A / Child Carrier
« Last post by Further on April 22, 2016, 11:52:33 AM »
Hello fellow outdoor enthusiast parents.

I'm on the hunt for a better child carrier more suitable to actual hiking.  My wife and I were given a like-new Phil & Teds Escape that worked for a little while.  While Phil & Teds markets the Escape for the "serious adventurer" I find it a bit uncomfortable.  Now that our daughter is ~13 months old she likes to look around. Consequently, to avoid staring at the back of my head she leans to one side or another.  No big deal for short walks, but it gets really uncomfortable for the parent at about mile 2.  Is this just something that happens with all carriers?  I would love to hear other people's experiences/recommendations for different brands. Thanks!
General Climbing / Re: 2016 Peregrine cliff closures?
« Last post by Admin Al on April 21, 2016, 10:31:16 PM »
I haven't heard anything about closures on Cathedral as of yet.
Partner Exchange / North conway tomorrow or thursday(4/20, 4/21)?
« Last post by kobrien87 on April 19, 2016, 06:21:16 PM »
I know this is last minute, but was hoping to climb Cathedral or Whitehorse tomorrow or thursday (4/20, 4/21).  I have rope and rack, and will be driving up from Boston.  I just have to be in Fryeburg around 3:30.

Looking to climb any moderate trad. 

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General Climbing / Re: EMS going under?
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on April 19, 2016, 08:19:09 AM »
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