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Jun 29, 2012
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"Yes."
Clarification: What if I just use it as protection; not necessarily to get me up my project?
Lorenzo Tragen
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Jun 23, 2011
174 points
Jun 29, 2012
Lorenzo Tragen wrote:
"Yes." Clarification: What if I just use it as protection; not necessarily to get me up my project?


Lorenzo, a trampoline should be in every climber's quiver of tools. They make dynos much easier.

If you are just using them for protection, without a rope, it is referred to as "trampoline soloing." It's the latest rage. Everyone is doing it.
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
127 points
Jun 29, 2012
Nameless boulder on the edge of the Holy Boulders ...
FrankPS wrote:
Lorenzo, a trampoline should be in every climber's quiver of tools. They make dynos much easier. If you are just using them for protection, without a rope, it is referred to as "trampoline soloing." It's the latest rage. Everyone is doing it.


Thanks. And, congrats! Page 36 has a bright future. God, they grow up so fast.
Lorenzo Tragen
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Jun 23, 2011
174 points
Jun 29, 2012
JonathanHillis wrote:
I am looking to do a linkup of Watkins, El Cap, and Halfdome. How would you recommend using the trampoline for protection on these? I am ok soloing as long as I have something soft to fall on. How do you guys aim for a trampoline after peeling off 600 ft off the deck?


A very good question, indeed. You've heard of "Portaledges"? And "Porta Potties"? You need a "PortaTrampoline." It's necessary big-wall equipment for the aspiring trampoline soloist.
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
127 points
Jun 29, 2012
Lorenzo Tragen wrote:
Thanks. And, congrats! Page 36 has a bright future. God, they grow up so fast.


Isn't that the truth. One minute, they're a new page and the next, they want to borrow your rack. "I promise I'll be home by midnight."
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
127 points
FrankPS wrote:
Isn't that the truth. One minute, they're a new page and the next, they want to borrow your rack. "I promise I'll be home by midnight."



Could I point out that this is one of the funniest comments I have read in awhile?
Jun 29, 2012
The hardest part of being a new page parent is when they ask, "Dad, where do new pages come from?" My standard answer is "Ask your mother." FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
127 points
Jun 29, 2012
JonathanHillis wrote:
Would I carry that on my PAS? Or is that what my back up PAS is for?


Jonathan. the PAS is strictly for writing new threads, it has no real use! It's an imaginary device, invented by people wanting to start Internet wars.
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
127 points
The other hard thing is explaining why there are 36 of them...
FrankPS wrote:
Jonathan. the PAS is strictly for writing new threads, it has no real use! It's an imaginary device, invented by people wanting to start Internet wars.



Oh I see... I wondered why I could not find one. I was thinking I was missing a integral part of looking "cool". You just made my life easier.
Jun 29, 2012
Born again on the last move of the Red Dihedral, h...
JonathanHillis wrote:
Haha I figure if I tick ten choss piles it is worth one mega classic. Amirite?


Definitely. Considering how much choss I have climbed in my climbing career, I regularly claim that I have freed the Salathe Headwall. It's pretty much all the same.
Eric D
From Gnarnia
Joined Nov 29, 2006
211 points
Jun 29, 2012
JonathanHillis wrote:
The other hard thing is explaining why there are 36 of them...


That's so true. I don't want to explain "page control" to them. How, in the heat of the moment, it's too hard to stop and use page control. Fumbling, playing, "Beat the Clock"...
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
127 points
Eric D wrote:
Definitely. Considering how much choss I have climbed in my climbing career, I regularly claim that I have freed the Salathe Headwall. It's pretty much all the same.


Typically those big walls just take too much time and effort. Instead I just climb routes that are similiar to it, i.e: I have freed ElCap by climbing around 100 crack climbs. Or there are a couple of classics that I have freed in my gym.
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Jun 29, 2012
Pure bliss..
Hope this thread isn't drying up!!
oh my!
oh my!
Hank Caylor
From Golden, CO
Joined Dec 9, 2003
589 points
Jun 29, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
We are good.

We be real cool.
We be real cool.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,495 points
Jun 29, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
We Real Cool

The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.


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Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,495 points
Jun 29, 2012
Hank Caylor wrote:
Hope this thread isn't drying up!!



It's alive:

FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
127 points
Jun 29, 2012
Cave belay station anchor. Pretty sweet.
I guess it is youtube video posting time!

I wish I could dyno like this!!!
David Lee
Joined Feb 27, 2012
11 points
Jun 29, 2012
Function over fashion.  My newest pair of climbing...
Stich wrote:
This thread has legs. We can do it.



Have no fear! Legs is here!
Legs Magillicutty
From Littleton
Joined May 28, 2002
816 points
Administrator
Jun 29, 2012
Pure bliss..
This is why God created the internet. Hank Caylor
From Golden, CO
Joined Dec 9, 2003
589 points
Administrator
Jun 29, 2012
Pure bliss..
Hank Caylor
From Golden, CO
Joined Dec 9, 2003
589 points
Jun 29, 2012
Nameless boulder on the edge of the Holy Boulders ...
Could you guys write detailed captions under the video links? Streaming video is blocked at my work and I can't wait another 9 hours to see everything that was posted on this thread today. Thanks in advance.

Also, can we get an update from the site landlord as to how much disk space this thread is taking up?
Lorenzo Tragen
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Jun 23, 2011
174 points
Jun 29, 2012
Lorenzo Tragen wrote:
Could you guys write detailed captions under the video links? Streaming video is blocked at my work and I can't wait another 9 hours to see everything that was posted on this thread today. Thanks in advance. Also, can we get an update from the site landlord as to how much disk space this thread is taking up?



These videos are blocked at your work? I think you need to get a different job. How do they expect you to wile away the hours in a non-productive manner without full Internet access? Ridiculous. They won't stay in business long...
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
127 points
Jun 29, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Lorenzo Tragen wrote:
Also, can we get an update from the site landlord as to how much disk space this thread is taking up?



235,677,652,900,000 terabytes spread out over sixteen thousand servers in the cloud.


And now the best scene from "In Bruges."


Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,495 points
Lorenzo Tragen wrote:
Could you guys write detailed captions under the video links? Streaming video is blocked at my work and I can't wait another 9 hours to see everything that was posted on this thread today. Thanks in advance. Also, can we get an update from the site landlord as to how much disk space this thread is taking up?



Dude bro you need a iPhone at work. I surf the web on my computer but when I need to watch a video or go to a restricted site I just switch to the phone. Works great!


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