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  • Graham said http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/20/opinion/the-calculus-of-climbing-at-the-edge.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0 Alex honnold's response in the nytimes. Quite well written and worth a read.
    Alex Honnold vs Dean Potter on Heaven
     (Forum topic) 2 days ago
  • sbaclimber said Yeah, I saw that on their size-chart, but figured Mattski was asking about the smallest size(s) anyway... (kinda obvious that the bigger sizes are overlapped by most micro-cams). I don't have much experience with Zeros, but compared to the set of...
    Ball Nuts for Alpine Trad
     (Forum topic) 5 days ago
  • hobo_climber said @SBA & Mattski, Wild country zero cams will overlap all but the smallest range of the #1 Ballnut. But at 3-4Kn for the tiny Zero's i'd prefer to be on ballnutz :)
    Ball Nuts for Alpine Trad
     (Forum topic) 5 days ago
  • mattski said I have one seems ok.
    Ball Nuts for Alpine Trad
     (Forum topic) 5 days ago
  • sbaclimber said @mattski: nope
    Ball Nuts for Alpine Trad
     (Forum topic) 5 days ago
  • sbaclimber said @Craig: Like John is thinking, a heated knife works well for flattening the tubing. @Graham: good point about Mal. I had probably just read that he was concentrating his time and effort on Paradox, and jumped to the conclusion that he was...
    Ball Nuts for Alpine Trad
     (Forum topic) 5 days ago
  • mattski said are there cams as small as the small sized ball nuts?
    Ball Nuts for Alpine Trad
     (Forum topic) 5 days ago
  • johnpitcairn said Don't overlook the #3, unless you already carry very small cams (approx black alien and smaller) that you actually trust. I was thinking of just using a heated knife to flatten the tubing on the #1 and #2.
    Ball Nuts for Alpine Trad
     (Forum topic) 6 days ago
  • Craig.Hosking said Thanks for all the info everyone, I see why they're not used much. sbaclimber, to 'modify' the plastic tube would a high shrink heat-shrink do the trick? Think I'll get a #1 & 2 and see how they go, anyone here looking to sell theirs?!
    Ball Nuts for Alpine Trad
     (Forum topic) 6 days ago
  • mattski said Whats happened. Two losses. Give us a yell were and when you are next going climbing.
    Lost Gear - Cams and wires, Lyttelton Rock or Britten Crag
     (Forum topic) 6 days ago

News

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 00:51
    In July 2014, Erik Monasterio joined his long-time climbing partner and Kiwi expatriate Gregg Beisly and Gregg’s coworker Max Jimenez Llusco for an adventure in the Bolivian Andes, making a few first ascents.
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  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:08
    The NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust is giving away $4,000 raised at this year’s festival
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  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 17:43

    Have you done a new route in the mountains? Discovered a new or better crossing? Repeated a rarely-climbed testpiece? Made a first ski or snowboard descent?

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  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:59
    On the weekend of the Arthurs Pass Winter Climbing meet, Sarwan Chand and Jack Grinsted climbed a new route up a 150-metre couloir on Mt Speight’s north-east ridge, near Arthurs Pass.
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  • Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 23:35
    For a bold few, there is always some new, mixed climbing to be found on the west face of the Remarkables’—even when conditions are on the thin side. Queenstown climbers Steve Skelton, Adam Carlson, Ben Dare made the first ascent of The Principal’s Daughter (M5+, 4 pitches) in mid-June, when there was not much snow. A bit later in the season, and just before the Remarkables Ice and Mixed Festival commenced, Steve and Graham Johnson climbed another new, mixed line on 8 August, called Naturalization (20/M6, 7 pitches).
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