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Apr 12, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Birds and Beards
Reaing PPTP's aid info is a good idea, with the following caveate:

There's usually a better/dirtier way to get the job done that makes more sense (efficiency-wise) for most trade routes. You'll figure these things out as you go. PPTP's concepts are def more complex and tend to make more sense when on harder routes and when dealing with larger loads than an average climber would use on a normal trade route.

Consider PPTP's info as theory. It's good to know because often you'll find yourself in situations when things go wrong or are unexpected; this is where knowing alternate (aka "the better way") will help you get out of a sticky situation without having to grunt/cry/sweat your way out of it.
kevin deweese
From Oakland, Ca
Joined Jan 14, 2007
264 points
Apr 12, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Shucka Bra.
John McNamee wrote:
Don't buy a hammer.

Johns info is pretty much right on except for the hammer. While clean aiding the follower SHOULD carry a hammer, it allows the cleaning of tiny aid trinkets much easier and less destructive on both the wires, and if your climbing on sandstone, the placements. We got stuck behind a party attempting lunar x without a hammer, and the follower couldn't clean many many pieces, they ended up bailing and we got almost a full set of HBs. Just take one hammer per party, and in the event of emergency the leader can tag it up :)
Dustin B
From Steamboat
Joined Jan 29, 2006
1,517 points
May 22, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: ...
"Chuck Manburger=Locker?"...

Well I am here as well...

But NO...

NOT ME!!!...
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,435 points
Feb 25, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: the glorious pitch 7
fuck it. just buy some aid climbing gear and go do it. brian hess
From Logan, Utah
Joined Jan 13, 2009
400 points
Feb 25, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: on top of the RNWF June 2012

here's a TR about doing a wall last year up at index. I find aid is fun to do every once and a while. you can get to some really cool spots hanging on gear. good luck to you.
Keenan Waeschle
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Feb 8, 2010
232 points
Feb 25, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: My shadow is forcing me into the overhanging crux....
Mike wrote:
-Slowly start pooping nearer & nearer to your friends, so that you eventually can drop trou & shit mid-conversation. Bonus points for maintaining eye contact. .

Damn that's funny!
the Descender
From . . . CO
Joined Feb 26, 2010
269 points
Feb 25, 2012
...back from the dead S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
24 points
Feb 25, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo:  Morning Dew ,self portrait
Being a foreign country that supplies the U.S. with alot of drugs or one that is full of terrorists or both will certainly get you into aid s.price
From PS,CO
Joined Dec 1, 2010
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