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Mark Paulson

Raleigh, NC

Member Since
Sep 16, 2010
Last Visit: 17 hours ago
130 Points
Point Rank: #5,363 Details

Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym, Boulders
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Comments View All 21

Nov 12, 2018
No need to start on Pocket. The plumb line is actually easier, and is, y’know, the plumb line... View Comment
Nov 9, 2018
There he is again! I’m not comparing this to the Venturi Effect, but other NRG 12d’s. I did find Sanctifi… View Comment
Nov 5, 2018
Bolts are all new. Mr. DeGaetano seems to have a penchant for trying to downgrade established NRG climbs o… View Comment
Nov 5, 2018
Though both the guidebook and MP description refer to a "rose" move, we couldn't make it work, and resorted… View Comment
Oct 9, 2018
If you traverse almost eight feet left of the bolt line to avoid the first hard move off the pedestal, did… View Comment
Aug 8, 2018
The tunnel is passable as of 8/5/18. One thing the guidebook doesn't convey is that a lot of the best Cold… View Comment

Forum Messages View All 252

Reply: FS: BD #5 C4 & #6 C4
Mar 1, 2019 Dude- it's America and all that, but Backcountry is currently selling a 6 with free shipping for $87.46... may explain why nobody's biting. View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Sport Climbing Kit - Am I missing anything?
Feb 20, 2019 A "toprope anchor" on a sport route is two quickdraws facing away from each other, or, if you're paranoid, two quickdraws with lockers.  This will be adequate for the vast… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Best Car for Climbers
Feb 3, 2019 Ok, Sienna body, Taco frame... View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Best Car for Climbers
Jan 30, 2019 I tried not having one for a while.  It was awful. I was constantly borrowing other peoples' minivans and trucks to haul stuff.  I got a great Sienna for cheap with 1… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Top out boulders at a gym - yea or nay?
Jan 25, 2019 The best top-out gym boulders are naturally rounded, and not that tall... Seattle Bouldering Project and The Spot come to mind as a couple of the only gyms I’ve been to&n… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Best stick clipping system?
Jan 20, 2019 Used the Superclip with a beefy Sherlock painters pole for years (still use the pole for actual painting), but got a car without a ski pass-though, and it got way more unwieldy… View Message