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Comments by jimo (4)


Article: Ice Climbing 101
4 out of 5 stars Precious, great article for us ice noobs, pre-noobessent, actually. A bunch of folks from the CCM have been talking up ice and sucking me right in. I'll have to rent the hardware around here- where should I look? I'm going to try to hook up with Frank and LBJ when they head out.

Article: Metolius Master Cam Editiorial Review
Great review and timely! I'm currently looking to add to my scary cam range (grey and purple size) Bummer that you didn't have the 00 an 0 to test. I'm concerned about horizontal placement- I'm at the Gunks often... seems like the u shaped stem would be more stable, and easier to clean.

Article: Damnit, Jim, I'm a Climber Not a Carpenter
carpenter nOOb






Not bad though :)

Article: Damnit, Jim, I'm a Climber Not a Carpenter
Some helpful tips: Find deck screws at your home improvement store- If you are lucky, they will have a self drilling point and a square or star drive and the correct driver bit, phillips bits tend to spin out and can easily strip out, if you must use phillips drive screws, pre drill. n00b.
You can get "furring strips" in the 1x3 (.75"x2.5") size real cheap from any place that has lumber they are already rounded off, just cut them to length and sand. to increase the depth, pad them out with some 1/2" plywood strips or another length of furring strip (double them up) cut to size.
Find a carpenter to help you if you are clueless about attaching the structure to a wall. Cabinet shops can whip out some quality rungs made to order, chances are someone you climb with is or knows a carp that can be easily bribed with adult beverages or lettuce!