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Re: complete gear list?

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:02 am

mattski wrote:are all americans as dumb as you chad? lol wow thats a bit of a gay boy name isint it

Maybe you are a fag. Only a daily dosage of protein from your uncle/family friend could be a valid excuse for your complete lack of cognitive reasoning.

Try this gaylord...
mattski wrote:Are all Americans as dumb as you Chad? lol. Wow! That's a bit of a gay boy name isn't it? I am a fag too.
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Re: complete gear list?

Postby Marmaduke » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:03 am

mrchad9 wrote:
Neophiteat48 wrote:A little sensitive aren't you? I'm going next weekend!! MY wife in all honesty is taking out more life insurance for accidental death. She' s crazy though. What's the Latin translate too?

It means... when some dude has been drinking that is when he will be honest with you.


Figured it was "life/live with wine", Where for dinner next weekend? I know, you think I'll back out, but no. I'm leaving Friday morning early for Dana....then all by timing, playing it by ear.
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Re: complete gear list?

Postby coldfoot » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:06 am


Don't be a prat.

The original poster didn't ask what gear the biggest badass with the lightest pack carries. He asked what's a gear list for basic beginning mountaineering, in the western US probably since he's in California. Pack lists depend on the situation, everyone knows this. If the climb in question is a two day snow slog, I suppose that a tent is a better use of 2 kg than are a pile of nuts and hexes. Dismissing bivy gear and then talking about staying in huts doesn't help in places without huts. So dictating to other people about their choices may not mean you're smarter or badasser than them.

Unless you are Messner, there's always someone who is a bigger badass than you, and maybe even if you are Messner. And ultimately, the mountains don't care who is a badass.

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Re: complete gear list?

Postby JJBrunner » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:53 am

mattski wrote:
A little better with the comprehensibility. That sounds like a day pack with emergency bivy gear. Have you slept with the space bag and bivy in cold weather? I'd imagine you would freeze in anything but good weather conditions and moderate temperatures. Unless you wear the harness with all the rock/snow/ice pro on it, you don't stand a chance of getting that in a 25L pack. I'm interested to know what you've climbed and when and in what conditions you've actually bivied with this setup.

do you go climbing in storms i dont. Its mountaineering not hiking you dont need the kitchen sink. But usually stay in huts theres heaps in nz! Then you dont need sleeping bags you can ether take a silk liner or use the blankets in the hut, yea put a bit of gear on your harness. Use a few slings and biners to hold snow stakes and tools on the pack light=fast/fast=safe


Ive climbed the ridge line on the left on this mt and theres no hut in the valley
remember youve got all this warm climbing gear in your bag to wear
and if your going alpine style you dont take any sleeping gear do you. Or is alpine style lost the usa

To my knowledge, if you're on your own, it is certainly possible for a storm to sneak up on you in anything but the shortest climbs. Sure you can bring radios and all, but that wouldn't be alpine.... :shock:

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Re: complete gear list?

Postby Mountainjeff » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:12 am

mattski wrote:cheap crampons are usaly quite light

Cheap light crampons are usually made out of aluminum which is less than durable. Something like the BD Contact Strap crampons will get you up a lot of the big peaks on the west coast like shasta and rainier. They are he most durable and probably one of the best deals.
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Re: complete gear list?

Postby brokesomeribs » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:16 am

I'm not sure what's more embarrassing in this thread.... the town idiot, or the normal townies who got suckered in to a name calling game.

Time for another round of pull ups. Peace :)
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Re: complete gear list?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:09 pm

brokesomeribs wrote:I'm not sure what's more embarrassing in this thread.... the town idiot, or the normal townies who got suckered in to a name calling game.

My wife told me I would be embarrassed when I sobered up. :oops:
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Re: complete gear list?

Postby Kai » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:30 am

I have some gear lists posted on my blog:

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