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Climbing SPRAY / Re: making hemp rope the old way
« Last post by rSin on November 09, 2023, 09:41:30 pm »
ive made alot of cord,
but never rope
know the process but that really shed light on details of the process the basic presentations miss.w
what doing a good job involved

  in ages past,
wouldnt have been some old men beating that out in a field
would have been teams of able bodies crowded pushing past each other left to right for miles churning out the amounts of rope each global empire need before steam

to say noting of the armies it would take to keep them in the combed fiber it would take just to do their work

we all know the birth of the clip knife
what we dont know as well is that lots of details of how sailing traders managed their rigging is lost

so we learn a great deal whenever shipwrecks are found in cold waters that preserve their rigging

how it was run,
what knots were used where

W I D E Talk / Re: 9 Ripped Tendons ! LOL
« Last post by rSin on November 09, 2023, 09:25:54 pm »
at the same time?
mabe keep those wings in

howd you manage to do that?

ive had two shoulder injuries that took 3plus years to fade away,
one a 4th class decending overextension making my way from crestone needle to peak

the other a missed turn on a quad threw me a long way down and into a barbed wire fence,
good thing then fence was there to catch me

cuz if id ida been fucked going into the trees...
when was this crusher first done?
and curious who...
Climbing SPRAY / Re: FFA's in the Sierra Nevada
« Last post by rSin on November 09, 2023, 09:08:06 pm »
so what do you call it when your 3rd classing 5easy shit and you come across blocks hanging by a prayer you manage to ease by or features easy to trumdle?

should you think you were the first?
Jason Bryant completed the Linville Crusher, one of the most iconic and sought-after linkups in the Southeast, in 4:32:02. The Crusher consists of 16 miles of hiking and 19 pitches of technical climbing.


On Friday, October 13, 2023, Jason Bryant, a 51-year-old track coach from Elkin, North Carolina, set a blistering new record for the Linville Crusher, one of the most iconic and sought-after linkups in the Southeast. His time, 4:32:02, demolished the previous FKT—a respectable 6:09:17 set by Karsten Delap and Zach Mintz—by nearly an hour and a half.

The Linville Crusher is a full traverse of North Carolina’s quartzite-lined Linville Gorge. The route hits all six of the gorge’s major formations: Sitting Bear, Hawksbill, Table Rock, North Carolina Wall, Mummy Buttress, and Shortoff Mountain. It’s a walk through history; over the course of the traverse, climbers touch routes authored by Bob Mitchell, Bob Gillespie, Steve Longnecker, Tommy Howard, and other legends responsible for some of the state’s earliest and most classic climbs. It’s the biggest linkup in the region, and it’s often considered a test piece for local climbers training for big mountain terrain.

Climbing SPRAY / Re: FFA's in the Sierra Nevada
« Last post by RonAnderson on October 18, 2023, 04:26:43 pm »
Ice done a few.   N Face of Mt Sill- onsight solo 5.9 X  /   Round top N Face mixed rock n ice  /   First winter ascent of N face of Jobs Sister in 1977 mixed snow ice and rock /  Matterhorn Pk east face rock 5.8 /   East face of Twin peak 4/5 of it done in ist attempt (never went back )
W I D E Talk / Re: Wide climbers in the Moab area
« Last post by rSin on August 22, 2023, 08:20:02 pm »
wish i was closer
was always quite good at the wide

R & I late 80's ran a fiction about chasing FA's of such route back at the time
the story didnt end well but the sentiment was first rate...

good luck nick

what have you got for a wide rack so far?
W I D E Talk / Re: Wide climbers in the Moab area
« Last post by The Chimp on August 12, 2023, 03:14:11 pm »
Wish I could help you, but I'm up in Canada!
W I D E Talk / Wide climbers in the Moab area
« Last post by Nick on August 12, 2023, 10:22:22 am »
I'm looking for someone to train and climb with that lives in the Moab area.
I have several projects in mind but would like to find someone stoked on wide climbing to project with.
Trip Reports / Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time
« Last post by rSin on August 10, 2023, 08:08:58 pm »
you know
if you swing out past arms reach you can feather in your efforts and the bird watchers wont notice so easily

those bird watchers really know how to bring the hammer down.
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