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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2014 - 01:05pm PT
Ooooooooooooohhhh!! Dru puts up the carrot! Me want! Lol

That looks rad! Feel like a trip up to the sea to sky this summer?? ;)
Tami

Social climber
Canada
May 8, 2014 - 01:06pm PT
..........and some walk-off descents. Although you never know where yer gonna come across one of those weird little notchie things - like on the north ridge of Omega.
:-)
Hoser

climber
vancouver
May 8, 2014 - 05:13pm PT
BTW, Meares island has just had a little sprucing up. Nothing as spectacular as the old growth cull of the old days but it should be enough to attract some more action on the handful of mega classics there. Getting up is easy now (no dirty 5.8 solo with a pack on anymore) and its now a nicely cultured garden up there.


Thanks

BK Ladder
BK Ladder
Credit: Hoser

Credit: Hoser
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
May 10, 2014 - 04:06pm PT
re: scrubbing/scrubbers

This:

Credit: sac







RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 11, 2014 - 02:17am PT
Credit: RyanD


$4
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 11, 2014 - 02:35am PT
Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
May 11, 2014 - 02:43am PT
The belayer is about to yank the other guy's dentures out in the above pic?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 11, 2014 - 04:24am PT
Pet wall motherfvckers!!! Oh ya... Drunk dial!! Lol
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 11, 2014 - 09:41am PT
It's an old sport climbing trick Todd. The less teeth you have, the less you weigh, the more you send. Works best with a grigri.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
May 11, 2014 - 12:05pm PT
Perry, didn't I belay you on your send of "Last train to Hicksville" around 1990 or was it another face climb down there?
MH2

climber
May 11, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
Nice rope action, Ryan.

Another threat to your teeth on that climb.

Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
May 12, 2014 - 10:59am PT
Although the $4 red-handled wire brush is great, and soooo much better than those crappy 99 cent store wooden brushes that you had to keep sawing the end off as the wires fell out,



"the yellow" (3rd from left in image above)
Is also desirable, because it is wider and hence cleans slabs much faster than the narrow magic red.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2014 - 11:03am PT
Any leads on where to purchase an item like that Dru?
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
May 12, 2014 - 12:35pm PT
I get them at the hardware store...
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
May 12, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
I made this one myself with an articulated handle. Two arms are stronger that one wrist and I used to have a foot strap on it so as to take advantage of leg strength. Not for nooks and crannies but it served me well.

Credit: harryhotdog

Credit: harryhotdog
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
May 12, 2014 - 08:00pm PT
I remember thinking that if it would take a rake and shovel to scrub it was probably not worth cleaning anyhow.
Sanskara

climber
May 12, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
From my years spent as a painting contractor I say go a high end paint store. Mom and pop and big box stores will have wire brushes but the specialty paint store for contractors will have the best wire brushes.

Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
May 12, 2014 - 08:31pm PT
Hotdog, where's the pull cord for that thing?
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
May 12, 2014 - 08:44pm PT
I remember thinking that if it would take a rake and shovel to scrub it was probably not worth cleaning anyhow

Spending a whole day scrubbing with a little brush was hard on the wrist for me, this big brush was perfect for the lichen (not moss) that's indigenous to Skaha. On the faces it took a tremendous amount of scrubbing with the hand brush to remove it. Then I started using this tool and it took 1/10th of the time and effort and no sore wrists. Necessity is the mother of invention.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
May 12, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
I'd like to see a video of this leaf blower contraption that was used to clean off the entire Commonwealth Cliff of it's moss.
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