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Epics and Accidents / Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Last post by ejl10 on November 21, 2016, 04:32:58 PM »
We saw the headlamp when we got to the parking lot around dusk and wondered for a few minutes if they were in trouble, but decided that they were probably OK and just dealing with messy ropes while rapping. I feel a little bad that we didn't try to communicate and see if they needed help - maybe we could have helped to save time, expense, effort, and concern for all involved.

Glad they're safe.
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: Trump
« Last post by neiceclimber on November 21, 2016, 02:26:25 PM »
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/obama-approval-229224

From Oct, 7 consecutive months at or above 50%.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/116479/barack-obama-presidential-job-approval.aspx

Gallup poll numbers from early Nov.

Oh and here's another one that compares Obama to Trump

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/donald-trump-popular-poll-231694

In case you don't feel it necessary to actually read this, Trump 46% v Obama 56%.
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Last post by M_Sprague on November 21, 2016, 02:04:54 PM »
It does seem sad they couldn't figure out how or were unprepared to go down, but with that being said, at that point it probably is good that they called with perfect weather for hypothermia coming in.
 Personally, even though the day was beautiful,  with it being so short now and knowing what was coming, I wouldn't have gone up  more than a few pitches unless I was very experienced, fast and knew the route well (with bail possibilities). We should probably hear their story before slagging them too much. We have no idea from the usually lax news reports if anything else was going on that could have affected their decision.

I do think they should make a nice donation to the rescue team for making them go up in the middle of the night and saving their asses.
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Last post by neiceclimber on November 21, 2016, 01:54:25 PM »
To be fair, it seems like they waited a good bit after dark to make the call.
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Events & Announcements / Re: Sundown Temporary Closure
« Last post by M_Sprague on November 21, 2016, 01:43:18 PM »
Might be worth a sticky for a while so this doesn't get lost.
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Last post by markvnh on November 21, 2016, 01:30:41 PM »
...I guess they don't teach rappelling at the gym! You gotta be kidding - couldn't go up or down! Yep, they should have to reimburse. 
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: Trump
« Last post by alwoodsmithy on November 21, 2016, 12:05:55 PM »
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

Obama hovering between 50-55% approval rating currently.
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: Trump
« Last post by alwoodsmithy on November 21, 2016, 12:04:52 PM »
1980 Dec. 5-8  Jimmy Carter  34% approval
1988 Dec. 27-29 Ronald Reagan  63% approval
1993 Jan. 8-11 George Bush 56% approval
2001 Jan. 10-14  William J. Clinton  66% approval 
2009 Jan. 9-11  George W. Bush  34% approval

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/final_approval.php

Guess it matters how you define "one of the highest..."
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Last post by alwoodsmithy on November 21, 2016, 11:59:13 AM »
hahahaha  ;D
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Last post by Nemesis on November 21, 2016, 11:57:17 AM »
My biggest fear is someday having to call for a rescue and then logging in on this website and seeing everyone ostracize us hahaha...

LOL the horror
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