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by rich k
Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Retro on Right Wing?
Replies: 63
Views: 29839

Adding iron to the route, and then saying "well if you want, climb it with natural gear" is a problematic argument-- we all know that the experience is profoundly changed by the presence of bolts. true. it's hard to come up with a solution that will allow the route to see enough traffic AND satisfy...
by rich k
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Retro on Right Wing?
Replies: 63
Views: 29839

plus those 'loud' individuals can't climb the route in its overgrown state anyways, and those 'loud' individuals can place the o/w gear if they have it. nobody is forcing them to clip the bolts. good points meingh
by rich k
Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Retro on Right Wing?
Replies: 63
Views: 29839

Anders Ourom wrote: The bolts on Pipeline were placed for a belay - ropes weren't long enough in those days to do it as one pitch.
anybody know why
Optimally-Primed wrote:-- Perry's Layback
-- the 10a offwidth on Borderline
...
-- Tantalus Wall (p5)
are bolted
by rich k
Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Retro on Right Wing?
Replies: 63
Views: 29839

ya, you have a good idea. given that nobody climbs the route in the state that it's in, why not make it more appealing and available to be enjoyed by more people. go for it. also, offwidths are $$$ to protect. with the option to clip bolts, climbers who can't afford big bros and large cams can still...
by rich k
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Retro on Right Wing?
Replies: 63
Views: 29839

given you have beckey's approval (which seems like the accepted way of going about it) my thoughts kinda evolved like this: -generally (from overhanging sport to slab climbing), if an FAist has put up a route in a style NOT consistent with the style of the area, there shouldn't be a problem with the...
by rich k
Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Climbing and Drinking
Replies: 8
Views: 3052

there will always be another grade... never sacrifice beer
by rich k
Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Off Season Fun
Replies: 16
Views: 6740

also, as one of my hobbies, i like to discuss el nino on squamishclimbing.com ? :)
by rich k
Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Looking for are guides and info in climbing magazines
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

cool. too bad it doesn't extend beyond climbing and rock and ice and include urban climber, gripped, alpinist...
by rich k
Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Indoor Climbing????
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

i prefer to set up a home wall if i can too (holds sitting in bucket in storage) but renting an apartment won't help get that done this winter
by rich k
Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Indoor Climbing????
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

i'll climb indoors now that i'm back living in van. obviously prefer to be outside, but indoor climbing'll be better than no climbing. not sure if i'll get a membership yet or just wander back and forth between the edge, cliffhanger van, & ubc on weeknights, maybe cc or flashpoint on weekends. i ten...
by rich k
Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Off Season Fun
Replies: 16
Views: 6740

recon for new boulder fields
clean new lines
weekend road trip to smith, skaha
sit in coffee shop and wait for rain to stop, roads to dry
books/mags/vids about climbing


it never ends...
by rich k
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: la sportiva testerosa's
Replies: 0
Views: 1148

la sportiva testerosa's

do they stretch?

just bought a pair. one friend says they don't, and one friend says i should've got a half to full size smaller.

i sized them to fit and a slight stretch/softening would be ok, but will they stretch a half to a full size?
by rich k
Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: witness this sickness
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

MC No Change is throwing down on the mic and that's all you gotta say!!!
by rich k
Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: witness this sickness
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

witness this sickness

http://1simplesolution.co.uk/NoChange.asp

click on 'DOWNLOAD Climber's Song'

highlights include:

"i climb, climb, climb
til the sun don't shine"

and

"when you check you pockets in the air... no change"

serious stuff