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Comments by sonso45 (19)

Article: Closure Threat Becomes Reality at Torrent
This is a sad commentary on how people can be so uncaring and thoughtless. Kathy and Mark are wonderful folks and I don't blame them a bit.

Article: Up'n the Ante on NorCal Granite
frickin awesome, glad you're hitting it hard. I gotta visit.

Article: Tales of Tricks by the God I'itoi on Baboquivari Peak, Arizona
I enjoyed the article and the journey it describes. All these anonymous cowards do is complain. At least the author was man enough to be honest. We go through life learning and changing. Mistakes happen, we go on.

What I don't do is pronounce judgement on another, especially from a third party's perspective. If any of you anonymous cowards are part of the Oodham community, I stand corrected. Otherwise, enjoy the read and keep your preaching in church.

Article: "Kalos Ilthes stee Kalymno" (Welcome Back to Kalymnos)
Nice TR, well written, kept my attention; now I have to visit.

Article: An Auspicious Infancy: The Earliest Days of the Access Fund
5 out of 5 stars Very good interview, Jay. I agree that we should all get aboard the Access Fund bandwagon. It helps everyone of us whether we like it or not.

Article: Viva Espaņa
Vamonos! Te espera Espana, Emilio!

Article: Viva Espaņa
JMVC, you forgot Riglos is in Aragon! Curt, I'm trying to get a trip back in the fall.

Article: Half a day up Grandfather Hobgoblin
Thanks, I did feel good doing it. BTW, I had credited the photos but it doesn't appear. All photos are courtesy of Andrew Burr.

Article: Climbing (and cricket) at Mt Arapiles
5 out of 5 stars Excellent read. Very informative. I've always wanted to visit Arapiles. I'd want to go in the fall or spring since I don't like camping in the cold very much.

Article: Perspectives - Climbing Yosemite
Great photos of the climb. Nice story too.

Article: Sandstone Crack-climbing
Can you use metal gear or is this the area you need knotted slings for?

Article: Remembering John Rosholt
I wish I could attend. John was a great guy and very cool. Miss him.

Article: Mexico City Cragging
Thanks. I'm hoping to return this spring.

Article: Pavane- A Requiem for Shady
Wonderful story.

Article: Gets a New Owner and Goes Back to Outdoor Retailer!
I'd like a Pivot. Looks like a good tool. Nice write up.

Article: Geology for Climbers, Part I: Igneous is Bliss
Nice explanation. This should help when thinking of protection available for climbing. Although I have a few friends that treat all igneous rock as if it were granite.

Devil's Tower and Paradise Forks look alike but the former has nice large crystals and the other doesn't. The Forks is known for hard slippery cracks and the Tower is not. Guess which one sucks up hexes and nuts?

Article: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Climbing Grades (at least in the U.S.)
5 out of 5 stars Excellent coverage in your article. Definitely agree that a lot of the older climbs are under rated. Thanks for the well written article.

Article: Game Changers: Five Innovations and Inventions that Shaped Modern Climbing
Sport climbing itself was an innovation that completely changed climbing. The placement of bolts was moved from "last resort" to the best stance. Projecting and training evolved from sport climbing and lead to the huge gains in difficulty we see today.