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jakedatc


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wideguy wrote:
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HA! yeah those were really fun times ;-) last time I was there was spring of '10, the bottom of Cwall was very slick in places from all the graffiti. there are some spots that are still graffiti free tho. I still have your crash pad ;-)
Need to ressurect those . QQ is way closer to me at work than CRG or CR LOL

Yeah i haven't forgotten my pad, just haven't needed it yet ;-)

well hey, when I'm back from Vacation we should plan a saturday at the Q, ya think?

Q would be good... A wall and c wall slabbage before i try anything actually vertical LOL

@ jake, I have your cel , if i can do it that week I'll call 'kay?

@ Wide, wanna try for sat the 20th?

best call a few days before if you can.. we are hiking Mooselauke one day for a rest day. welcome to do that too tho.


JoeHamilton


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Any of you like Hammond Pond better then the quarries? I made it out there today, It was fun. I think I like the pond better, maybe i just need to hook up with some others to really enjoy the place better.


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They both are what they are... close places near boston to get a few laps in. The rock in Lynn and Glocester is better and less uh... ghetto.


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I think QQ offers more and more interesting climbing than Hammond Pond, except for maybe the bouldering at HP. I find I get bored with HP after an hour if that.


JoeHamilton


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haha awsome , first time I ever heard of LYNN being less ghetto. And Ive lived here for over 35 years.


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haha awsome , first time I ever heard of LYNN being less ghetto. And Ive lived here for over 35 years.

Well.. you may have more risk of getting shot but a lot less spray paint on the rocks and they don't tend to be greasy razors like HP... so.. greasy spray paint slab, sharp ass pudding stone vs nice granite erratics.. i'd go with the granite. Red rocks in Glocester is possibly a bit less ghetto than Lynn.. boulders i *think* across the street from the actual red rocks cliff.. haven't been in years though


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good points. glouster is pretty nice.


JoeHamilton


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K wall looked realy fun . Mabey one of these days Ill have a good belay partner with.


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K wall looked realy fun . Mabey one of these days Ill have a good belay partner with.


Just TR solo it. There are bomber anchors on top. That and the "ethic" there is usually to share ropes.

Yeah, I prefer the climbing at RR in Gloucester, too, but the climbing it limited and a pain in the ass to get to on a warm weekend day when everyone else is heading to the beach.


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The anchors looked great. my daughter didnt want to belay me and no one offerd to give me a ride. lol, i know I could've asked. Probably should have.


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
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K wall looked realy fun . Mabey one of these days Ill have a good belay partner with.


Just TR solo it. There are bomber anchors on top. That and the "ethic" there is usually to share ropes.

Yeah, I prefer the climbing at RR in Gloucester, too, but the climbing it limited and a pain in the ass to get to on a warm weekend day
when everyone else is heading to the beach.


I haven't been rich enough to buy a silent partner, how dumb would I be if I used my atc and slowly climbed pulling in my slack. I already know it don't sound too safe, but I have thought about. Any of you done it?


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JoeHamilton wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
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K wall looked realy fun . Mabey one of these days Ill have a good belay partner with.


Just TR solo it. There are bomber anchors on top. That and the "ethic" there is usually to share ropes.

Yeah, I prefer the climbing at RR in Gloucester, too, but the climbing it limited and a pain in the ass to get to on a warm weekend day
when everyone else is heading to the beach.


I haven't been rich enough to buy a silent partner, how dumb would I be if I used my atc and slowly climbed pulling in my slack. I already know it don't sound too safe, but I have thought about. Any of you done it?

TR solo doesn't require a Silent Partner. There are many other devices that one can use: Grigri, Cinch, Eddy (I think), some type of ascender, etc.

I don't solo, so I don't know which devices work best, but for TR solo it should be pretty simple to set up and not require much more than what most people already have on their rack.


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
JoeHamilton wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
JoeHamilton wrote:
K wall looked realy fun . Mabey one of these days Ill have a good belay partner with.


Just TR solo it. There are bomber anchors on top. That and the "ethic" there is usually to share ropes.

Yeah, I prefer the climbing at RR in Gloucester, too, but the climbing it limited and a pain in the ass to get to on a warm weekend day
when everyone else is heading to the beach.


I haven't been rich enough to buy a silent partner, how dumb would I be if I used my atc and slowly climbed pulling in my slack. I already know it don't sound too safe, but I have thought about. Any of you done it?

TR solo doesn't require a Silent Partner. There are many other devices that one can use: Grigri, Cinch, Eddy (I think), some type of ascender, etc.

I don't solo, so I don't know which devices work best, but for TR solo it should be pretty simple to set up and not require much more than what most people already have on their rack.

Cinch is not rated for TR solo.

Joe do NOT try to do anything with just an ATC.. think about it.. even you can figure out that it won't work. Crazy


JoeHamilton


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Yeah I was being silly,


AntinJ


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Wow, I missed some drama! Very entertaining, but not he typical Mass Climbers subject matter!

Miss all you guys (except Gabe) - hope the New England summer is treating you well. I was climbing in VT this weekend, and I can tell you this: I don't miss the humidity!

Big plans this coming week up in the park - hopefully a successful trip report to follow!

Jason


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Hey Jason -- Was in North Conway. Early Saturday wasn't bad but it really did get humid later. Will be in South Lake Tahoe last week of August and Toulumne Meadows first week of September if you are in the area ...

Bill


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Anyone wanna hit the Q tomorow? Or maybe H.P. I want get out and not do the Gym for a couple hours.


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I used to use an ATC for toprope soloing (DANGER - DO NOT TRY) and it worked well. I wold climb up, take in slack like I was rappelling, and tie off a knot. Repeat the process ad infinitum to the top. The problem is that you need to be really proficient with making knots, and a figure-8 on a bight usually takes a no-hands rest to make. Does it work: yes. Would I recommend it: no.

DL


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lucander wrote:
I used to use an ATC for toprope soloing (DANGER - DO NOT TRY) and it worked well. I wold climb up, take in slack like I was rappelling, and tie off a knot. Repeat the process ad infinitum to the top. The problem is that you need to be really proficient with making knots, and a figure-8 on a bight usually takes a no-hands rest to make. Does it work: yes. Would I recommend it: no.

DL


I think I am just gonna try harder to make some friends and maybe buy a soloist, the silent partner looks better but a tad pricey. i know whats price over life right.


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Hello fellow MassClimbers,

I'm selling some stuff that's been sitting in storage for several years and I don't think I'll be using it anymore. All of it has been stored in a dry, cool environment with no UV exposure. The only piece of protection that has taken a lead fall (small) is the .75 Camalot.

Here's the list:

-Set of 10 BD Quickdraws: $50
-CAMP Tricams, (2).5, 1, 1.5: $40
-Full set of BD Anodized Wired Stoppers: $40
-Full set of Wild Country Rocks (including micros): $50
-Kong Slit Fit Flex Cams, .25,.5,1,2,3,4,5: $50
-BD Camalots, .75,1,3: $75
-CCH Aliens, yellow and blue: $50
-Set of old-school BD Hexes slung on spectra cord and a large Metolius Wired Curved Hex: $35
-(4) 8" Petzl Draws with BD Ovals: $40
-Yates Zipper Screamer: $25
-Metolius Gear Sling: $25


...or by the whole lot for $400!!

Pics are here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/111760202533590467257/ClimbingGearForSale?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIm8n-_CuLSTTg&feat=directlink

I live in Somerville and I prefer pickup only, but will consider shipping. I'm leaving town at the end of the month so act fast!! Thanks guys and gals!!


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you'll probably get a pretty penny from someone for the aliens.

good luck selling it though. too bad you're out of the game.


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All sold!! Be well everyone!


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jumaringjeff wrote:
Be well everyone!

You too, man. Where ya moving to?

GO


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The Kanc got "Irene-ed"!!

http://www.wmur.com/...29012430/detail.html


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yikes. i bet there's plenty of that going around, especially in VT.

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