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Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Apr 7, 2013 - 01:03am PT
MEC estimated 8 weeks till delivery, so I would expect within the next week or two.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 7, 2013 - 01:13am PT
BigMike; thanks for posting the Split Pillar video. I've hated go-pro cams in the past but am now reconsidering. As said above, that was sick. Hope you're healing up.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2013 - 01:34am PT
Darwin! Imagine that but with cameras set up at various vantage points?? Very sick!!

I'm doing good! I want to go climbing as soon as i get the ok!

Edit duh: Kris- sweet! Can't wait to play with it! I gotta build an anchor in the living room so Sadra can get more comfortabld with it.
MH2

climber
Apr 7, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
Another thanks for the Grand Wall vid. You have to wait a while (about 28 minutes) for the humour toward the end, but it was worth it. And as a local I would like to thank those guys for making the Split Pillar into a climb the size of a planet.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
The pillar is huge!!! I love it!!! I would just climb it all day if i could!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
Should i post that vid in it's own thread so it doesn't get lost in this Squamish tome?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 7, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
Nothing gets lost here Mike:-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
True, but it becomes more difficult to find ;) i was thinking for the cali types who don't frequent this thread.
perswig

climber
Apr 7, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
That Grand Wall vid had me fighting off pump and bile.
Those kiwi's sure have dirty mouths, eh?

Dale
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 8, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
Welcome home Bruce! Looks like an all time trip, good for you man, i hope u had a blast. Awesome photos too! Where's the full TR?






Did u say bouldering?!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
Ya buddy!! Sick!! Looks like ya had fun out
There!!
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Apr 9, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
Someone completely unrelated to ST posted this video on the VRGC site so I had a look and lo and behold look who it is! Hope you don't mind me posting this here.


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
Hahahahaha!! Lol!

Lurker Kyle! What site was it posted on Harry?
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Apr 9, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
So BK, now that you have seen that staples are quite common abroad, I dont even think they use anything else in Spain, what do you think about them being in use here?

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Kyle says it's not him. Weird. He's got a doppleganger!
MH2

climber
Apr 9, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
Maybe the 2 Kyles will meet the 2 Véroniques.



Maybe that is too obscure.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Kyle talked to Robin yesterday about staples. This was his reply:

we talked a fair bit on staples and his thorough testing on them. He also explained how they are actually much safer than most other bolts, because bolts can pop out if the rock inside deteriorates. With the glue ins, water can not penatrate the epoxy.

A good example was the route we were climbing right beside him: catscan. The bolts were rusty and had probably compromised the rock that we could not see. He says people use silicone or something to keep water out nowadays, but you can't tell from looking.


Our rock here is much stronger than most other places, so bolts hold very well. Most other places in Europe use staples not for there cheapness but because of the water/ intrusion factor.

Another reason he uses his systems is simply because people were stealing his hardware straight off the rock in certain places.


I asked him about how long the glue lasts and he said they told him 50 years. He doubts that, but is sure it will last a long time.

About the removal with a crowbar; that's a slot of leverage power which he figures is probably exerting around 4000 pounds to remove them with an outwards jerk. The staples are drilled two and a half inches deep at a downwards angle, so in a lead fall scenario you couldn't mimic an outwards torque.

Robin if you are reading this, thank you for your interest in my health. It means a lot. Best wishes to you also sir!


Mh2, Veroniques joke definetly went right over my head.. ;)
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Apr 9, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
Thanks Mike
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
How many of those staples are three sigma tested? What's the variation in strength with quality control?

How about those stupid chiseled-out keyhole nut placements in blank rock?
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:09am PT
I thought this was funny...

Robin Barley.
I find it best, and considerably less frustrating, to see Robin less as a climber or developer of routes and more of a force of nature. You can get upset all you want at the approaching storm, shake your fist at the clouds, even yell at the rain. But the storm -like Barely- couldn't care less what you think and will not be stopped. So like the storm, it's best to just sit back, watch in wild wonder then go out and pick up the pieces after the storm has passed.

Aaron.
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