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So daylight Savings Time is coming up fast, March 8th. This is the Spring Ahead one where we will get more daylight once again. Itís been nice to finally be getting up with the Kiddo to get him off to school and itís actually light outside. Now it will be nice to be able to climb and ride until later in the afternoon without worrying so much about getting benighted. Besides that, itís an indication that Spring is actually on its way. And while many truly savor the winter, IMO this year itís not a minute too soon!
The new X4 Camelots are BD's latest addition to their 4-camming device collection. They claim that they are great for everything from big-wall to your basic day-to-day trad climb. So do they hold up to expectations, can they be a replacement for the classic C4's, and how do they compare to the ever popular C3's?
Dirty Feet -
Several folks had noticed this crack, but Jed Eliades was the first to jump on it. George Hurley led the second pitch. If this route was actually cleaned, a major project, it would be pretty nice. At least the first pitch would be!
Without the Terrordactyl, we'd all still be swinging.
Majka Burhardt with her client Claire Stolz on a nice morning.
Goofer's Delight, Cathedral Ledge
Selected Ice Conditions effective February 26, 2015
Yet another great week of ice pretty much everywhere. Surprisingly we havenít had any snow to speak of in the lower elevations, so the trails are packed out and itís easy to get around. It would be nice if things warmed up a bit during the day to refresh the ice tho. Just be aware that things are getting a bit beat up and brittle. That said there is a lot of stuff to climb. EnjoyÖ
V-thread ice anchors are an easy, secure and inexpensive rappel anchor for ice climbing. In this article I will describe how to make the anchor, how to use it, what kind of gear is needed, and how to make your own tool. Everything about v-threading is easy and they have become popular at ice crags all over the world.
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