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#9465 - 08/25/03 06:39 PM Re: First Trad Lead [Re: irisharehere]
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"ok, Hi-E is a bad example since there are no bolt anchors at the top, I think)"

Umm, yeah there are Stimpy. If you want people to listen to your opinions, get your facts straight first!!!!

Iris




Either I'm going blind or they weren't there last weekend.

There is a rap station off to the right, but I can't see using that as an anchor for the belay. Did I miss something obvious??? It has happened before.

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#9466 - 08/25/03 06:51 PM Re: First Trad Lead
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nope not blind, there are bolts up there, three to be precise, but they are pretty useless for High E's third pitch since they are too far to the left, you need to set a gear anchor or scramble up the little slabby part the the nd to possibly find a tree but i dont think there were many ones that i would want in my anchor
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#9467 - 08/25/03 07:04 PM Re: First Trad Lead [Re: CrackBoy]
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Althought they are off to the left, they're actually not bad for use as an anchor. Used them for this a few times, and it works out pretty well

Iris
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#9468 - 08/25/03 07:26 PM Re: First Trad Lead *DELETED* [Re: irisharehere]
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#9469 - 08/25/03 07:45 PM Re: First Trad Lead [Re: stimpy]
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No problems with you having an opinion Stimpy, whether or not I agree with it. Just saying, if you give examples to support your ideas, make sure they're correct.

Cheers, Iris
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#9470 - 08/25/03 07:52 PM Re: First Trad Lead [Re: irisharehere]
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actually they should be to the right
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#9471 - 08/25/03 07:55 PM Re: First Trad Lead [Re: CrackBoy]
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actually they should be to the right




yeah 3 bolts to climber's right. couldnt imagine using those as a belay anchor. there is good gear to be had though.

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#9472 - 08/25/03 08:05 PM Re: First Trad Lead [Re: CrackBoy]
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actually they should be to the right

Right, left - what's the difference?

No wonder you get off route so often CB - maybe yer dyslexic?

Plenty o' gear for an anchor on top o' High E.
(agreed - I can't even imagine how you'd use that joke of a rap anchor as a belay anchor for that pitch anyway)

Like CB says, I wouldn't trust much of the shrubbery at the top for an anchor, plus it's a waaays back. YMMV.

Shrubbery? Did I say shrubbery?

Next, you must cut down the laaaargest tree in the forest, with...
.... a herring!

edited to add: - hey spasmatron, so whadidja climb?
Hope what (little) advice you were able to glean from this thread came in handy.


Edited by MurphysLaw (08/25/03 08:23 PM)
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#9473 - 08/25/03 08:28 PM Re: First Trad Lead [Re: spasmatron]
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Spas-ter

Congrats on starting the most ridiculous thread I have had the pleasure to read on Gunks.com.

So what did you lead?
Cheerios

ps - I am going to climb HighE asap because I want to see those cam grooves

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#9474 - 08/25/03 09:48 PM Re: The Care and Feeding of A Troll [Re: spasmatron]
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Its hard to say just when this became a troll or whether it was a troll right from the get go.
As one who has gotten trolled so badly I was still shitting the hook out the following week (thanks and props again, Crackers) a good troll should start out innocently, with a topic sprinkled with enough benign gumby-ness to inspire well meaning yet incredulous replies. This will in turn inspire other posters to reply to the first wave of replies who find those replies too helpful, or not helpful enough, or too opinionated, or missed the gist of the original inquiry (if one even existed). From there, we're off to the races, flames feeding more flames, original topic be damned.
This one was way up there, degenerating into name calling after only two pages, with thinly vieled accusations of midguided sexual orientation rapidly following.

Wonder what his first lead ended up being?

Anybody who suggested anything other than Belly Roll is a pinko-faggot commie.
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