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Thread: Climbing Stoke

  1. #1276
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    since I started rope-soloing, easy slabs/walls have been my mainstay
    Skaha has multiple options
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    just a little more conditioning and I will be ready for some lead-solo
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    Skaha has the best vibe of any big climbing destination I have ever visited

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    "we all do dumb shit when we're fucked up"
    mike tyson

  2. #1277
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    Climbing Stoke

    are you doing trs and lead? we have a big scene of peeps doing that near me, i f around with trs when i can’t find a partner but i never find it to feed well enough for me to be pleasant and i don’t do it often enough to dial in a setup.

    hot one today, enjoy the lake.

    eta: skaha is a big destination? it has climbers but i see it as a regional star, not a big destination like squamish / smith / yos etc


    eta2: perfect weather all week so why not piss rain all weekend thx
    j'ai des grands instants de lucididididididididi

  3. #1278
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    TRS with a Camp Lift and a micro Traxion below is smooth like butter with an instant catch. Some use 2x MTs, and a chest ascender works as well. You just need a light chest harness or neck lanyard up hold up the upper device.

    I'd like to get my hands on a TAZ Lov for TRS, as it has the advantage of being able to lower without rerigging.

    LRS is another ballgame, and no system is perfect. I'm dialing in the El Mudo, which is the only device currently sold for that purpose. I used to use a modified OG GriGri, but I'm hopeful the Mudo can address some of the shortcomings of the GG.
    ride bikes, climb, ski, travel, cook, work to fund former, repeat.

  4. #1279
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    yeah, maybe i should try borrowing some stuff, i really don’t want to buy more gear.

    gg and micro trax is just meh
    j'ai des grands instants de lucididididididididi

  5. #1280
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    in my arbitrary, subjective and totally made-up climbing area rating system:
    Skaha is big
    Yosemite is huge
    Ruth Gorge is mega

    I take a reusable sandbag, fill it with rock/sand/dirt, and clip it to the bottom of my rope to keep it tight
    (you can sort of see it in my first pic) ....
    the Petzl Rescucenders I use slide more freely up a tight rope, no more pulling slack on a crux move, I just bump the device up with my hand


    I used an OG Camp Lift for a few weeks. I wasn't impressed with the cam design and didn't feel comfortable climbing with it. YMMV
    It looks like the design has changed since then, so, hopefully it is improved
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  6. #1281
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    back from another trip to the biggest little climbing areas in southern BC ....

    I was walking down a bushy trail and happened to notice a snake coming out of the grass.
    it was beautiful shades of brown, tan and gold. easily a meter long and thick as my forearm.
    I wasn't sure what kind of snake, so I kept my distance,
    the three inch stack of rattles on it's tail clarified the matter ....
    true story bro
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    "we all do dumb shit when we're fucked up"
    mike tyson

  7. #1282
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    That's some really nice looking rock.


  8. #1283
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    that crag reminded me of Stone Hill
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    mike tyson

  9. #1284
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    Yes! Very similar looking.

  10. #1285
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    Beautiful rock??
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  11. #1286
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    I had to escape the heat, so I went south and up to Rock Creek. It's still hot during the day, but at least it's tolerable in the shade. I continue to hone my LRS system. I'm now leading only 1-2 grades below what I'd do with a partner.Attachment 496088Click image for larger version. 

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