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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.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
May 12, 2014 - 09:51pm PT
I get the pressure washer but how do they get the water up there?
Didn't JH tote rain barrels to the top of the crag or something?
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
May 12, 2014 - 10:28pm PT
Road access seems pretty much vital, other than long lining with a helicopter, which I'm surprised Dean never thought of in Skaha.

Dean never used a pressure washer but he did utilize a helicopter to fly up to the Morning Glory wall once. There were a bunch of us up there already and it was like some rock star celebrity was arriving as the helicopter landed. The other climbers were perplexed as to what was going on and who this person was.
He had a bum knee at the time and nothing was going to stop him from finishing "Hotel India" at the Euphorium.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2014 - 12:05am PT
Guess who's back baby!!






I love this deck!!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2014 - 12:31am PT
Deep fried oreos??? !!!!


Super rad story Harry!! Thanks!
MH2

climber
May 18, 2014 - 01:03am PT
Go well with vodka, which is pretty safe around fire!

I dig the photos. Welcome back, Mike.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 18, 2014 - 01:11am PT
This thread again!!?!


Credit: RyanD
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2014 - 03:53am PT
Thanks Andy! When are we going climbing?? Let's make it happen!

You know it Ryan! Let's do this!! I wanna shoot some climbing this summer!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2014 - 04:21pm PT
anyone climbing today?? looks dry?



from my new point and shoot last night
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 23, 2014 - 09:33pm PT
Credit: RyanD
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