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steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Nov 12, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
Had a great time at Ragged Mountain, in Conn. this past weekend.

That place is really unique, with tons of great crack/face climbs.

Repeated some great 5.10 crack climbs.

Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 12, 2012 - 02:54pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#273477


Climbed some super cold sandstone...I'm just warming up now!

MAMA MIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JA
Barbarian

Trad climber
New and Bionic too!
Nov 12, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
The blue route and the orange route. I did the blue one unroped and downclimbed it. I think it goes at 5.2. I also worked on the left crack (5.9).
Now that you're laughing, please remember that I had my spine fused less than a year ago and am just getting back on the (gym) rock. Plan to go out to Rubidoux in a couple of weeks and get on real rock (as opposed to Reel Rock - I don't think me 22' gym solo will make their film list).
locker

Social climber
Nov 12, 2012 - 04:28pm PT


Only climbing I've been doing these past FEW days is in GLUE FUMES...

;-/

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 12, 2012 - 04:31pm PT
BEST photo of TheJerOfMe, EVER!

Punch TheGAGgot for me!

ox
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 12, 2012 - 04:47pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#273485

Just for you eKat!

;-)

JA
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 12, 2012 - 07:31pm PT
GAGner!

oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Nov 12, 2012 - 07:50pm PT
Well at least the beers were cold.

Credit: The Larry

sullly

Trad climber
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:32pm PT
Gym climbed for the first time since shoulder injury. Even went on the route where I got hurt. No pain 24 hours later. Thanks Susan and Michael for meeting up with me.
Borut

climber
french, spider
Nov 17, 2012 - 11:57am PT
Didn't send anything (oh BTW, is there a thread for TRing?), but worked (TR) a new D6 line at the 'Ob Savi' dry tooling crag this morning. That's the third 6 I'm on, and I must say that this 6th grade is quite extended. In this case, you really got to get those upside-down tool positions straight, on horizontal cracks, for instance when it comes to seriously lying back the moves on the traverse. But what's cool at this crag is that you mainly drop off far away enough from the rock.
-first time mono-pointing today (brand new lynxes!), but still using the quarks and the ol' nepal Xtreme.

Borut
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Nov 17, 2012 - 12:30pm PT
Gym climbed for the first time since shoulder injury. Even went on the route where I got hurt. No pain 24 hours later. Thanks Susan and Michael for meeting up with me.

Fantastic news, Sullly!

~peace, Leggs

Tork

climber
Yosemite
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:45pm PT
Cait, glad to hear the shoulder is holding out.

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:04pm PT
Yeah Sullly rock crusher....you looked sooo strong.
Lets go again soon, keep our shoulders healthy!


Susan
Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
I didn't climb at all. Instead, I spent 6 hours covered in chemicals, scrubbing til I hurt, and removing spray paint from the Santee Boulder field. There is so much that it is incredible, and what makes it worse is the locals have started painting over it. Please, PLEASE, join your local access group and help them when they need it. San Diego's is www.alliedclimbers.org.

For the record, I've never seen Donkey Dick paint free in my 13 years of climbing in San Diego. The friction is amazing right now, so head out there and check that rock out. I can't believe how much paint we took off of it. And we WILL be heading back out there with more resources to attack the other boulders. This is a battle I'd like to win, and ACSD can surely use your help.

Thanks,

Josh
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:26pm PT
Josh, what materials and technology are you using? Apart from a lot of elbow grease, that is.
Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:31pm PT
We had a pressure washer, taginator (http://taginator.com/), steel brushes, elbow grease, and over 100 gallons of water. Next time we're out there we'll definitely need more people if we want to make a huge dent. I can't stress enough, please help your local access group when they need it.

Josh

Edit: I wouldn't recommend steel brushes unless necessary and/or on harder rock like granite.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
Well, I've tried sand blasting, pressure washing, wire brushing, "Goof Off" (spray), "Removall" (paste), and maybe other things for removing graffiti. Removall, plus time, water, and a scrub brush, seem to work quite well. I'm not familiar with Taginator - spray, paste, liquid? Applied with pressure washer, or do you first apply it, wait, then wash?

Most of the places where it's needed around here you can't easily get a pressure washer and water to.
Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
Mighty HIker,

Here are some instructions I wrote up for the Access Fund. It requires A LOT of scrubbing, but provided it's "just" spray paint, then this works quite well on granite (our local rock). If the graffiti is back in far, the have people carry as much water as possible for the pressure backpack sprayer. Taginator is a liquid, and can be applied with a cheap little spray bottle. Let it sit, scrub, rinse, repeat. Full instructions below:

Graffiti Removal Instructions

1) Assemble necessities
a. Taginator
b. Gloves
c. Eye Protection
d. Spray bottles for Taginator
e. Backpack sprayer with pump for water
f. Lots of water for rinsing
g. Brushes, either stiff nylon or steel, or both
h. Gather the troops
2) Apply the taginator to the painted surface
a. Spray on a coat and let it sit at least 15 min
b. Cooler days prevent evaporation
c. Use personal protective equipment
3) Scrub
a. Use stiff nylon, or steel brushes
b. More scrubbing you do, the more you’ll get off.
c. This may affect softer rocks, discoloring or abrading them
d. Use personal protective equipment
4) Rinse
a. Use the fancy pressure pump backpack sprayer to blast off the solvated mess
b. Start at the top and work down getting all the residue off the rock
5) Smile
a. You just did a public service!
Note: I’m not sure exactly what is in taginator. It “biodegrades” but it will possibly kill plants at the base of the climb where residue washes down. It is caustic, instead of an organic solvent. Keep it off your skin and out of your eyes.

Josh
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
Thanks! It sounds like Taginator is much the same as Removall, which I have a fair bit of experience with - they're used in exactly the same manner. A lot of scrubbing is the key. Although with the Removall, there's no need to pressure wash - simply scrubbing thoroughly and rinsing do it. Good to know that there's an alternative. Maybe I'll give it a try next year, if needed.
locker

Social climber
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:46pm PT


"Well, I've tried sand blasting, pressure washing, wire brushing, "Goof Off"...

I'll bet you have!!!...







Question to self:

Was that inappropriate of me to post???...

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