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Re: Finishing up on Little Bear - and a word of caution

Postby JoeyJ » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:01 am

Way to pilot 'em all!
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Re: Finishing up on Little Bear - and a word of caution

Postby shotgung » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:46 pm

Way to go and congrats!
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Re: Finishing up on Little Bear - and a word of caution

Postby semitrueskerm » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:51 pm

Congrats!

I did Little Bear on Monday and will echo the comments about the rope. I wouldn't trust it and didn't use it. In fact, it became an obstacle...since I was so concerned it was going to snag me when I traversed over it. (It was also soaked in water from the runoff...)

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Re: Finishing up on Little Bear - and a word of caution

Postby MountainHiker » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:56 pm

skypilot wrote: Although I did use it (even after finding the gash), I did so in an extremely limited way. I never put much weight on the rope and instead used it primarily as an additional point of contact. I encourage those that follow through this treacherous stretch to do the same – or to not use it at all. I know now that I didn’t really need the rope – but it sure helped psychologically knowing it was there.

That’s a good way to look at it. I think of it as a hold that jiggles when you grab it. It might be okay to steady yourself, but don’t put much weight on it.

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Re: Finishing up on Little Bear - and a word of caution

Postby TravelingMatt » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:06 pm

Wow, when I summitted LB a few days earlier the rope looked fine to me (and did to the one other person climbing that day). I hope whatever happened to it wasn't my fault.
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Re: Finishing up on Little Bear - and a word of caution

Postby mtsuji » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:09 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:Wow, when I summitted LB a few days earlier the rope looked fine to me (and did to the one other person climbing that day). I hope whatever happened to it wasn't my fault.



If it's the blue and yellow rope the gash has been there for a while. I climbed it a couple weeks ago and noticed it then. I posted about it but I think the thread moved off the front page pretty quick.

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Re: Finishing up on Little Bear - and a word of caution

Postby tmathews » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:11 pm

mtsuji wrote:If it's the blue and yellow rope the gash has been there for a while. I climbed it a couple weeks ago and noticed it then. I posted about it but I think the thread moved off the front page pretty quick.


That rope has been in bad shape since Memorial Day weekend (if not sooner).

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Re: Finishing up on Little Bear - and a word of caution

Postby samuelnoble1893 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:10 pm

Congratulations man!!! You are an inspiration, i have started my own 14er adventure, making it to the top of five separate peaks so far, i hope to be in your shoes some day!

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Re: Finishing up on Little Bear - and a word of caution

Postby djkest » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:51 pm

Nice work! Congrats and now you dont' have to climb 14ers anymore.... right? :)
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Re: Finishing up on Little Bear - and a word of caution

Postby Ned-man » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:28 pm

Well done!

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Re: Finishing up on Little Bear - and a word of caution

Postby letourneau41 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:45 pm

Congrats and thanks for the heads up on Little Bear
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