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crazy


Aug 17, 2008, 6:01 PM
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i have a request from you. thats right you. you know who you are. i need a ledge. my brother and i are headed to the nose at the end of sept. we had a mini epic on the nose a while back and are headed there again. this time we think it would be wise to have a ledge. so if you have one that you are willing to rent let borrow or trade for some CONSTRUCTION services. lets make deal. i am an honest man, honestly. you know that if i say it then it has to be true right help me out come on. leviasprey@hotmail.com i live in san diego ca


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check out ebay - very gently used ledges show up reasonably often. Or if you're in BC (no hints in your profile) check out outdoorgearswap.com, I think there's still a new bombshelter there.

As an aside, if you're planning to take a ledge up the Nose, plan to hang it beside the great roof. Looked like an awesome bivi spot, and would make for a nice breakdown of climbing days if you're planning for 3 days. Ground/Sickle->El Cap Tower->Ledge by Roof->summit. I think you could hang a ledge above sickle for a decent night's sleep (sucks pretty hard without a ledge there :-)


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Aug 17, 2008, 8:20 PM
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Crazy,
Option 1
You can typically grab a ledge off ebay for 400 bucks. take a look see.

Option 2
You may still be able to rent ledges in the valley, call the Mountain shop and ask if they know if anyone is still doing that.

Option 3
You are in construction you say? I have a ledge in need of repairs, know anyone with access to a machine shop? My custom ledge needs $90 bucks worth of aluminum, and about 2.5 hours put into it. More bomber than an A5. No fly.

Option 4
Skip the ledge, plan for an epic ;)

As well if you end up with an A5, TNF or older BD I have a spare fly I could sell ya. Does not fit above custom ledge. $120

Justin


Mini epic? You weren't the other poor bastards on the wall during the end of May 7 day downpour were you?


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crazy wrote:
i have a request from you. thats right you. you know who you are. i need a ledge. my brother and i are headed to the nose at the end of sept. we had a mini epic on the nose a while back and are headed there again. this time we think it would be wise to have a ledge. so if you have one that you are willing to rent let borrow or trade for some CONSTRUCTION services. lets make deal. i am an honest man, honestly. you know that if i say it then it has to be true right help me out come on. leviasprey@hotmail.com i live in san diego ca


Bivy gear is always a self fulfilling prophecy. If you do it without a ledge you will have better stories (and you don't need to haul the extra 15-25 pounds!).

Light is Right!


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Problem Solved.

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