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Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : Purcell Mountains : ... : Photo
By: Jim Corbett When: Apr 4, 2017

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Comments: We pulled into the lot in '89 and saw that most of the cars were wrapped in chicken wire. 'Hmmm..' sez we, 'there's something we should know.' While we were packing up a big fat porky waddles into the lot. I've had a poor relationship with porkies on the Long Trail and AT, where we developed the sport of porky bashing. Not as bad as it sounds, the quills pad... more >>

Location: North Carolina : Cashiers Area (Ice) : Whitesides (ice) : Three Stooges Gulley (WI3)
By: Jim Corbett When: Jan 13, 2017

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Comments: Ummm, yeah. The last pitch shown here was climbed many times by climbers going into Starshine in the '80s and I presume earlier. The 'Three Stooges gully' below there was climbed sometime in the early 2000s and is basically a walk up a frozen creek. Four of us had climbed the 2 pitch frozen waterfall down in the valley that you can see from the top of Starshine (worth doing, requires much cold weather) when someone suggested '@... more >>

Location: North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner : Boulder Problem in the Sky (5.11-)
By: Jim Corbett When: Apr 26, 2016

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Comments: Re: pic of old fixed gear. I fell on that shit, circa '90 or so. It held. I did scream.

Location: Fixed Hardware: Bolting & A... : Hardware : Climbing Bolt Types : Self-Drive Bolts
By: Jim Corbett When: Apr 21, 2016

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Comments: These have some advantages when drilling by hand ground up on the lead which,if you find yourself in that position, trump all these long term concerns. I placed a lot of these in NC during the '80s and '90s, because my main concern was staying alive on that ascent. I could not give a crap about a theoretical climber 20 years out. For the same reason I will be using my remaining 10mm on some way back in the backcountry Dak routes. If you don't like it, TFB. I'm not building a gym here. If the rou... more >>

Location: North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Photo
By: Jim Corbett When: Aug 15, 2015

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Comments: Pretty much.

Location: North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner : S.O.S. (5.10b)
By: Jim Corbett When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: yeah, Faber led the FA on P1 (and you never thanked me you little bast@rd--I did spot the line ;). And it's harder than 5.9). I went back later to make the first abortive attempt on P2 and that didn't work out either since I didn't have the bolt kit and wouldn't run it out on the tri cam you can fish in there. So I don't know how my name got on this other than I embarrassed myself on it early and often. For that matter, ML and I were the first to start up the vaporizer line in like '89... more >>

Location: Georgia : Lost Wall : The Hobbler (5.9)
By: Jim Corbett When: May 30, 2013

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Comments: I think this is 'Stick Clip this, M***** F*****', which Steve Ritchie and I did way back in the day. I know we did it before Shannon. There actually is a placement for a weird looking but totally bomber 0.5 tricam (think upside down at a strange angle between a couple of knobs) about 15-20' up.

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