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Jun 6, 2010
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This is a photo from a recent climber get-together. Any guesses as to what it is?

what is this?
what is this?
Geir
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jun 7, 2006
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Jun 6, 2010
Profiley Styley
Looks like load testing the oval carabiner (loaded across the gate) by pulling it with a comealong. Rope looks like it is there to keep things from flying around and plywood is a shield. Mark Cushman
From Cumming, GA
Joined Sep 4, 2006
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Jun 6, 2010
Rrrrr
looks like crossloading a biner (possibly to failure) with some type of dynamometer to offer a reading. -- basically what Cush said. Buff Johnson
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Jun 7, 2010
Old Greg with his downstairs mix-up.
Someone's plan to keep their little piece of California from sliding off into the ocean? Stucker
From Centennial, CO
Joined Aug 1, 2006
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Jun 7, 2010
Loving it up in the Creek!
Looks like breaking stuff is fun! tooTALLtim
From Boulder, CO
Joined Apr 9, 2007
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Jun 7, 2010
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Can you find the hidden climber in this picture?


Devil's Head on the back side of the Training Grou...
Devil's Head on the back side of the Training Ground.




Yes, there is one.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Jun 7, 2010
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December...
Geir Hundal wrote:
This is a photo from a recent climber get-together. Any guesses as to what it is?

what is this?
what is this?


I've narrowed it down, and these are my final guesses.

Drilling a glory hole, or two.

Setting up for the annual "Burning Cam" event.

Playing pin the big bro on the donkey. (He'd better be blind-folded!)

Back woods red-neck trying to set a booty trap for a climber, because he's lonely, and hungry.

He's dead drunk, about to puke, while trying to impress the girls at camp that he's figured out how the Titanic really sank.


Edit: [send. more. hidden. pictures.]
Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Joined May 25, 2005
4,468 points
Jun 7, 2010
Bastille Crack Final Pitch
Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi? - "Drilling a glory hole, or two."

Hahahahaha. Awesome!
John Maguire
From Boulder, CO
Joined Nov 23, 2008
212 points
Jun 7, 2010
Toofast
Award goes to Cush for the correct answer, with GiGi as a second runner up for the funniest post!

It's a pull test station we built to pull slings/rope/gear up to around 8,000 pounds.

Here's another shot...

take two
take two
Geir
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jun 7, 2006
3,344 points
Jun 7, 2010
Alpine toothpick.
Geir Hundal wrote:
Award goes to Cush for the correct answer, with GiGi as a second runner up for the funniest post! It's a pull test station we built to pull slings/rope/gear up to around 8,000 pounds. Here's another shot...

May I ask why?
England
From ?
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281 points
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Jun 7, 2010
Courtright Reservoir, September 2013
Stich wrote:
Can you find the hidden climber in this picture? Yes, there is one.


Couldn't find it. Post this in a higher resolution so I can get another look.
Adam Stackhouse
Joined Jan 3, 2001
13,603 points
Jun 7, 2010
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I thi...
England wrote:
May I ask why?


I think the beverages you can see in peoples hands in the picture answers that.
Rick Blair
From Denver
Joined Oct 16, 2007
286 points
Jun 7, 2010
Toofast
HAHAHA Rick!

Yeah, the beverages did make the whole event a lot more festive.

England,

Mostly out of interest. I've done some research over the years to check out various climbing myths, and this thing is a part of that. stuff like: is he EDK really safe for rappels? does a carabiner that gets dropped a long distance weaken? does use/aging weaken dyneema slings significantly? etc. I also wanted to do controlled testing of hardware so i built a "crack" into the form to pull cams & stoppers. (it's hard to see in the photos). Plus I know some folks that are designing new climbing hardware that wanted to test it.
Geir
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jun 7, 2006
3,344 points
Jun 7, 2010
@Gier -

Ever break a comealong with that setup? I mean the plywood looks totally safe and all, but what if something breaks on the other side? Or rather when.
Price
From SLC, UT
Joined Apr 29, 2007
324 points
Jun 7, 2010
Alpine toothpick.
Geir Hundal wrote:
HAHAHA Rick! Yeah, the beverages did make the whole event a lot more festive. England, Mostly out of interest. I've done some research over the years to check out various climbing myths, and this thing is a part of that. stuff like: is he EDK really safe for rappels? does a carabiner that gets dropped a long distance weaken? does use/aging weaken dyneema slings significantly? etc. I also wanted to do controlled testing of hardware so i built a "crack" into the form to pull cams & stoppers. (it's hard to see in the photos). Plus I know some folks that are designing new climbing hardware that wanted to test it.

Is this the device you used to do your report on the Gri-Gri, and clove hitch slipping forces etc.., that was very informative. Thanks for that, good stuff.
England
From ?
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Jun 7, 2010
Once we landed we headed to Font to find a place t...
I think barefoot and mildly inebriated are probably requirements for this sort of activity. LeeAB
From ABQ, NM
Joined Aug 3, 2008
10,131 points
Jun 7, 2010
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I thi...
Geir Hundal wrote:
HAHAHA Rick! Yeah, the beverages did make the whole event a lot more festive. England, Mostly out of interest. I've done some research over the years to check out various climbing myths, and this thing is a part of that. stuff like: is he EDK really safe for rappels? does a carabiner that gets dropped a long distance weaken? does use/aging weaken dyneema slings significantly? etc. I also wanted to do controlled testing of hardware so i built a "crack" into the form to pull cams & stoppers. (it's hard to see in the photos). Plus I know some folks that are designing new climbing hardware that wanted to test it.


Myth busters for climbing, I like it. Post up.
Rick Blair
From Denver
Joined Oct 16, 2007
286 points
Jun 7, 2010
just Jong it!
looks like a picture of a guy not worried about losing a toe. Tea
Joined Feb 10, 2006
444 points
Jun 7, 2010
new toy
Stich wrote:
Can you find the hidden climber in this picture? Yes, there is one.


Is the climber trapped between her breasts?
Doug Foust
From Henderson, Nevada
Joined Sep 14, 2008
191 points
Jun 7, 2010
Toofast
Price wrote:
@Gier - Ever break a comealong with that setup? I mean the plywood looks totally safe and all, but what if something breaks on the other side? Or rather when.


God I really hope not! The comealong is rated to 8,000 pounds and I'm pulling no more than 3K right now - will probably have to get a bigger one just to be safe when it comes time to pull bigger loads.

:)
Geir
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jun 7, 2006
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Administrator
Jun 7, 2010
Enjoying 'Ground Affects'.
That's a pretty cool setup. I'll be curious to hear what you discover. Hendrixson
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Sep 1, 2007
3,255 points
Jun 7, 2010
Stich wrote:
Can you find the hidden climber in this picture? Yes, there is one.


Nope, but I see nip!

Freakin hilarious Gri!

And I might add, Stucker's was funny too.

Let's see, who else can I compliment?
Excellent post Stitch!
Umph!
Joined Nov 8, 2004
277 points
Jun 7, 2010
I thought maybe it was the climber on the couloir on the peak way in the back. You can just kinda see him. Kinda. Sorta. Pete Elliott
From Co Spgs CO
Joined Jul 28, 2006
42 points
Jun 7, 2010
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
Ok, now we know. So how did the tests go?

Old dyneema vs new?

Anything worth sharing.
Greg D
From Here
Joined Apr 5, 2006
961 points
Jun 7, 2010
Rrrrr
TDog wrote:
... Days without Injury = 0


maybe it's just me, but...nah, it's just me; carry on
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,499 points
Jun 7, 2010
Bastille Crack Final Pitch
Greg D wrote:
Ok, now we know. So how did the tests go? Old dyneema vs new? Anything worth sharing.


In all the drunken madness, no one remembered to write any of the results down! Until they found these pictures - I don't think they even remembered what they did that night. I think the OP was actually genuine while trying to get the community to help decipher this photo
John Maguire
From Boulder, CO
Joined Nov 23, 2008
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