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Reply: Black Diamond OZ carabiners discontinued?
Jul 18, 2019 Yeah, massdrop already did a run of the rackpack so I'm pretty sure they're all gone already. View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Black Diamond OZ carabiners discontinued?
Jul 15, 2019 Welp, I dropped the extra money and got DMM Chimera biners instead. View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Black Diamond OZ carabiners discontinued?
Jul 9, 2019 These were my favorite biners.  And the alpine draws were some of the lightest and best handling available.  Anyone know why they're not being made anymore? View Message
General > Sport Climbing
Reply: Explain "multi-pitch sport" to me?
Nov 3, 2017 If you like long pitches, linking multipitch sport with long slings is super chill.  Every time I do a full-70 rope stretcher on gear I end up trying to ration my pro at t… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Trango Cinch replacement?
Oct 18, 2017 Yeah I bought one from campsaver 20 days ago and they just said it's gonna be a while, so I cancelled my order. View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Duckfoot crack climbing?
Oct 18, 2017 Bump, just cause I'm still curious.  Any insight from pigeon-toed people?  No fellow duck-footers out there? View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Trango Cinch replacement?
Oct 18, 2017 I lost my Cinch somewhere in Yosemite and want to replace it.  I mostly use it for backing up jumaring on aid climbs, and to back up rope soloing on micro-traxion.  A… View Message
General > General Climbing
Duckfoot crack climbing?
Oct 10, 2017 I'm severely duckfooted and find it really hard to jam finger cracks.  A former ankle injury doesn't help my flexibility.Any other duckfooters out there with any tips on h… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Failed Gym Lead Test
Sep 27, 2017 Haha, I think nkane speaks the truth.To conclude our story, I clipped left to right because I perceived the direction of travel towards those rightward jugs.  The next two… View Message
General > General Climbing
Failed Gym Lead Test
Sep 27, 2017 I recently failed a gym lead test because the instructor said that I had back-clipped this draw while climbing the green route:If you can't tell, it sits on an arete and essent… View Message
Partners > Northern California Partners
9/16 - 9/20 Yosemite or Tuolumne
Sep 15, 2017 Got enough responses so I'm good to go but maybe contact one of the posters below instead.  Thanks!  View Message
Partners > Northern California Partners
Reply: Partner for Moderate Stuff Around Tahoe or Tuolumn…
Sep 14, 2017 I'm also looking for a Tuolumne/Valley partner for moderates if anyone is still free.  Lead 5.9ish, follow 5.10 but happy to romp on easier stuff. View Message
Regional > Northern Utah & Idaho
Reply: Granite Slab and Offwidth
Jul 12, 2017 If you climb Assembly Line 5.7 on the Industrial Wall, you can TR Maid in America, a pretty glassy slab route at 10b.There's lots of other slab routes there to play on. View Message
Regional > Arizona & New Mexico
Reply: Lime Kiln Canyon Closed?
Apr 10, 2017 Yeah, you can circumvent the paving operations with a few dirt roads off to the side.  Take Paiute street till it dead-ends and then branch into Lime Kiln Canyon road just… View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Shattered Talus Report / Analysis
Feb 8, 2017 Hello, so here I am two years and 8 months after my initial break. I think the healing peaked at about the two year mark. I've done numerous long distance backpacking trips… View Message
Regional > Northern California
Reply: Lost my jerry
Nov 20, 2016 youtube.com/watch?v=JZyQbMQ… View Message
Partners > Northern California Partners
Reply: Mission Cliffs morning/daytime lead partner
Aug 30, 2016 I'm stretching some time between jobs right now and am also looking for a weekday outdoor partner. I lead 5.9- on gear 10c on bolts, but I can get up 11's with a bit of creati… View Message
Partners > Pacific Northwest Partners
Reply: geezer looking for Smith partner one day June 26-29
Jun 25, 2016 PM sent. If others are interested, I'm also looking for partners Sun-Tues View Message
Partners > Northern California Partners
Reply: Valley Mentor Needed
Apr 8, 2016 I'm in the same boat but I'm a much weaker leader than you. I lead 5.8+ on gear, 10b sport. I don't have a job right now, so my schedule is flexible. I don't mind jugging up… View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Shattered Talus Report / Analysis
Jan 6, 2016 Some people are better than others at mentally dealing with injuries. I sucked at it, and it really got me down. With respect to mobility, look at the iWalk. This thing save… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: approach shoes
Nov 4, 2015 Just got a pair of the Cruzer Psyche and they seem to have fixed all the problems with the Cruzer. My old pair of Cruzers pretty much exploded all the stitching from wear befo… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Cam Comparison Chart
Jun 26, 2015 This is awesome, but to pile-on with the bikeshedding, if the length bars were placed on a logarithmic graph it would be easier to eyeball the expansion ranges as well as inclu… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Drones at the crag: woohoo or oh geez?
Jun 18, 2015 I'll just leave this here: youtube.com/watch?v=ji3Hii_… View Message
Regional > Southern Utah Deserts
Reply: Graffiti Near Lighthouse Tower
Jun 17, 2015 From his twitter: Omg I just had a talk with my dad about why my weinner is tanner than the rest of my body... #Bestfamilyever; Aspen Tratos (@aspen_tratos_24) June 24, 2014 View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Dean Potter and Graham Hunt die BASE jumping
May 19, 2015 Wow that was beautiful. I googled this because I was sure it was some famous poem but saw no results. View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Shattered Talus Report / Analysis
Apr 28, 2015 View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Slings / Alpine Draws
Apr 17, 2015 How do you guys carry your slings / alpine draws, and how many of each do you carry when you trad climb? Currently I carry only shoulder slings triple-looped with two biners a… View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Shattered Talus Report / Analysis
Apr 15, 2015 Dr. Keith Donatto did my surgery in San Francisco. My uncle is an orthopaedic surgeon in the Bay Area and recommended Dr. Donatto. Small update: Last weekend I lead the bigge… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Links for Bailing Sport Climbs
Mar 23, 2015 I've never owned a stick clip either, but I've found plenty of sticks. If you're climbing with any ladies or bros with long flowing locks, hold the gate open with their hair t… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Stiff Boots Question
Mar 23, 2015 Thanks for the advice on trekking poles, that's probably just what I need, although I'm still a bit embarrassed to be that guy doing the approach hike with poles. Here's the… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Stiff Boots Question
Mar 21, 2015 I broke my ankle a bit less than a year ago. Before that, I'd done a number of multi-day treks with a 60lb pack using low-top light-hikers or very soft hiking boots. Now, my… View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Shattered Talus Report / Analysis
Mar 21, 2015 One more thing about the debriedment sugery: it definitely replaced the sharp pains with a more dull achy pain. The after-surgery pain was much easier to avoid than the surpri… View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Shattered Talus Report / Analysis
Mar 21, 2015 I had the debridement surgery 5 months after the break, and 5 months ago. I was unweighted in a cast for two weeks after the surgery, but when I got the cast off I walked out… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Dropped GriGri 2
Mar 19, 2015 Good to know! Too bad my body is probably not going to respond too well to 4000lbs of force, but at least the rope (and "microfractured" grigri) will survive.Yay small world!… View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Shattered Talus Report / Analysis
Mar 19, 2015 9 months: did a 5 pitch trad climb that included a 2 hour approach both ways. I wore big hiking boots for the approach, then lighter approach shoes for the descent. I certain… View Message
General > Injuries and Accidents
Reply: Torn Labrum (shoulder)
Mar 19, 2015 Tore my labrum on one shoulder and had severe impingement on the other shoulder. Ended up doing two separate surgeries (labral repair on one, acromioplasty on the other) separ… View Message