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W I D E Talk / Stupid Question
« Last post by donaldperry on January 21, 2023, 08:00:32 pm »
Can you put a 2 x 4 behind a 6" cam to get 8", and if so then do you have to use tape or string or just throw it in there?  Thanks.
Climbing SPRAY / Re: Climbing vids
« Last post by T Hock on October 26, 2022, 04:14:47 pm »
W I D E Talk / Re: Valley giants; is Tom Kasper ok?
« Last post by RussWalling (has/been/hxm/Scots-Anglx) on October 25, 2022, 07:13:12 am »
No updates except that Pete Zabrok said he was a hopeless drunk.  I guess you can add outright thief to that also.  Nobody as far as I know has received any cams or cash in ages. 

Lot’s of people are trying to ramp up the pressure on him, so maybe at some point at least everyone will get their money back.  Mountain Project might have some current info.
W I D E Talk / Re: Valley giants; is Tom Kasper ok?
« Last post by WelshClimber on October 25, 2022, 05:54:48 am »
Checking back in! It's been nearly 3 years and still no cams. Anybody heard from him?

"Hi Eben.

The last thing I want to see is what people are saying about me and Valley Giants on Mt. Project and the internet. I don't need any more discouragement or distress. I feel bad enough that I've been unable to get cams out to people for over a year. I have boxes of finished parts. I just have not been able to get into the shop and put the cams together.

I believe I will be able to get back into my shop and start sending Valley Giant cams to people beginning in April.

 I looked up your order in my records, and you said you wanted to coordinate overseas delivery with XXXX, from Sweden. You also indicated you were coming to the U.S. The shipping arrangements for your and XXXXXX's cams were to be determined later. It is much more expensive to send cams to the EU and UK, compared to sending them within the U.S. There are also import fees that run about $40 per cam.

Are you still planning to come to the U.S.? I don't know that the current travel restrictions are. Italy and UK apparently have entered into a third phase of lock-down over a new variant of the virus.


Was the last I heard from him back in March 2021.

I've since graduated college and got a decent paying job here in Wales so I'm not precious about the cash - it was always a gamble. There are still plenty of things I'd love to have a VG for but I'm not bitter in my heart about this. Hope he's alright, sounded like he got pretty badly affected by Covid.
This topic has been moved to Butthurt Super Jabber to expand on our shit talking possibilities.
Climbing SPRAY / Re: making hemp rope the old way
« Last post by cottonside on July 06, 2022, 11:34:23 am »
I watched a movie, I think at the Banff traveling film festival, about a couple of Swiss climbers who climbed the Eiger in the early 00s, in the style of the FA from the 1930s.  They gathered up some old gear, recreated other stuff, and went for it.

here's a clip, the full movie I saw was probably 30 mins or more.
W I D E Talk / Re: Valley giants; is Tom Kasper ok?
« Last post by fattrad on July 05, 2022, 11:46:16 am »
How did the latest complaint not get posted to this thread????

The Evil One
Climbing SPRAY / Re: making hemp rope the old way
« Last post by The Chimp on July 03, 2022, 05:19:39 pm »
Great share. +1
W I D E Talk / Re: youve seen me climb...
« Last post by rSin on June 20, 2022, 01:00:23 pm »
If you can do harder on a top rope, there is still room to improve your head.

i dont think is is quite true as leading requires clipping draw let alone setting gear these requirements adds to the difficulty of any route as compared to top roping it...
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