by albanberg » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:42 pm
by nhluhr » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:04 pm
I just left the DC metro region and I can share some tips with you.lowlands wrote:Anyone have any recommendations for a solid layering system? I like the approach hikes and think it's a big part of climbing a mountain, I'd need a system that can go from 80 F to 20 F, or in that range. Something along the lines of a thin vest/jacket (eg. North Face Annapurna), then a Patagonia DAS parka (I've heard they're great), and then a windproof/waterproof outer hard shell. Or, would a Down Sweater from Patagonia be a better mid-layer than the DAS?
Pants? Maybe a Khaki type pant as a baselayer, some long underwear underneath and then a winter pant on top of that?
The area where I live has an REI and a Hudson Trail Outfitters, but their selection isn't really oriented towards mountaineering. They don't carry any Ice Axes because they're afraid you might stab someone and only have a few packs.
Whichever component you can help me with, please do!
So, I'm all ears and appreciate very much any insight shared.
by nhluhr » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:12 pm
Not sure if you're a member of Sportrock, but be aware that if you are, I think you get a 20% discount at EMS (which is only a mile or two from Sportrock Sterling)lowlands wrote:Experience, what I have, is from hiking and sport climbing. I've done a lot of top rope climbing and am signed up for a lead climbing course that starts on the 7th of January.
by lowlands » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:47 am
by LakeofConstance » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:06 pm
lowlands wrote: I'm looking for boots at the moment, and was wondering what you all thought of buying "used" boots. Specifically, I've been looking at LA Nepals, that have been used very lightly. A pair of LA Nepals, that have been worn 4-5 times, in very good condition, with no dirt on the treads, boxes included, etc. What would those be worth, what should I pay for them? $275?
by Captain Beefheart » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:59 pm
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by nhluhr » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:00 pm
Crampons are just like knives... the points get duller with use - and you sharpen them instead of buying new ones. "Used twice", they are PROBABLY still in great condiction and won't even require sharpening yet. MAKE SURE that they are they correct binding style for the boots you intend to use.lowlands wrote:I surface yet again to ask a quick set of questions;
Is there a problem with buying crampons used? Problem as in, the same way you shouldn't buy biners and rope used.
I've come across a pair of G14's used twice, for $95. There does appear to be a little bit of discoloration/brown spots in the black metal, would that be a problem? The guy says it rubs off with a towel, and I think I could clean it up nicely. They're the Cramp-o-matic kind, do those work well with LA Nepal EVO's? I have to check if he's including the anti-balling plates.
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