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Postby Rob » Mon May 10, 2010 11:18 pm

ksolem wrote:Mescalito? The pigs were heavy.


Sure were Kris! I remember we packed up and each of our bags were towering over our heads, like one of the Chief's packs! After falling over a few times each, we decided to do it in two laods. 8)
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Postby The Chief » Mon May 10, 2010 11:22 pm

ksolem wrote:And yes, I seem to recall you making an entire extra trip up Pine Creek Pass to stage our N Butt of Merriam Pk adeventure as well.


Shit!

I totally forgot about that one! Now that was a longass mtherfker. Did it in one day actually. But, it all worked out and we had fun on that one.

That is what really counts in the end!
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Postby fatdad » Mon May 10, 2010 11:49 pm

I'm with the crew who's never carried a pack even remotely that big into the backcountry. I've waddled up to the Captain with a pig like that, but it was full of iron, 100+ biners, etc., etc. The Chief is almost up to Norman Clyde standards, who took cast iron pans, a small anvil, etc. No thanks. My fit weight is 135-140 and I've got a slender build and a bum knee. That kind of load would crush me for anything more than a short hike.
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Postby Rocker Paully » Mon May 10, 2010 11:59 pm

funniest thing is when sporties try to gaston jam cracks!

Does Indian Creek count as sport climbing?? ;)
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Postby CClaude » Tue May 11, 2010 2:21 am

I'll speak blasphemy. So you are ragg'n on Tommy Caldwell. The technique he uses to free el cap routes is straight out of sports climbing but applied to longer routes, and he is totally honest about it.
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Postby Aaron Johnson » Tue May 11, 2010 2:52 am

I'm here to just say llamas are fun to have on a trek, but the weight restriction is indeed a pain in the ass. They can't carry much. We still had to pack light and very sparingly. It was a great experience, a once-in-a-lifetime thing that was great fun, but overall, I wouldn't recommend it. As pack animals, llamas are overrated. Horses are a little better.

Chief-those packs are massive. I'm not ashamed to stand up and say there's no way I could consider hauling loads that big, except maybe in an emergency going downhill. My knees would be trashed.

truchas changed the title of this thread, which has drifted since its inception. Since it's been years since I climbed, I honestly do not know. Are sport climbers really girlie-men?

I suppose now that I'm just considered a "hiker" in some circles, I might be considered a girlie-man (although I'm pretty much a gross, hairy little troll which may immediately disqualify me from such consideration).
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Postby aemter » Tue May 11, 2010 2:56 am

The Chief wrote:Image


Holy shit! That's the biggest packload I've ever laid eyes on!! :shock: :shock:
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Postby The Chief » Tue May 11, 2010 3:15 am

truchas wrote:
aemter wrote:
The Chief wrote:Image


Holy shit! That's the biggest packload I've ever laid eyes on!! :shock: :shock:


It's not as big as it looks. The actual load started at his shoulders.


Wanna bet!

This was for six days on the NA Wall. Most, as Kris posted, is frkn water & beer! 70 lbs of it with the other 30 or so gear!
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Postby Aaron Johnson » Tue May 11, 2010 3:25 am

Chief-I can't help but notice you're bow-legged in that photo! And I know why-from carryin' all of that weight! :wink:
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Postby drpw » Tue May 11, 2010 7:24 am

Mountain House would clean up if they could only make dehydrated beer.
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Postby butitsadryheat » Tue May 11, 2010 8:11 am

drpw wrote:Mountain House would clean up if they could only make dehydrated beer.


+1 :D
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