Not Backpacking, not Ultralight but Climbing.
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Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
Not Backpacking, not Ultralight but Climbing. on 08/07/2011 16:32:57 MDT Print View

I still think that some people might be interested in a climbing trip report!

I spent two days hanging out in Idyllwild but more importantly on Tahquitz!

http://jacemullen.com/2011/08/07/perfect-days-on-perfect-granite/

Let me know what you guys think, as you can tell I am still learning how to write trip reports in an engaging way so I am open to criticism!

-Jace

Diana Vann
(DianaV) - MLife

Locale: Wandering
Re: Not Backpacking, not Ultralight but Climbing. on 08/08/2011 06:23:21 MDT Print View

I've done some climbing, but it's been a while. Carrying the heavy gear required is less appealing these than days. Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Not Backpacking, not Ultralight but Climbing. on 08/08/2011 06:37:36 MDT Print View

They could make ultralight rope, but it might not stretch correctly.

They could make ultralight hardware out of titanium instead of steel alloy.

They already have ultralight helmets made out of carbon fiber.

--B.G.--

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
Perfect Days on Perfect Granite. on 08/08/2011 10:03:06 MDT Print View

Bob, you are right.

Steve House used Ti Pitons on his ascent of Nanga Parbat.

Re: Titanium Hardware: I think on of the issues (and you know more about the properties of Ti then I do) is that titanium is very hard. Thus it has less "bite" in the rock, wich especially for cams is necessary to help stop a fall. The metal needs to deform a little bit in order to create the friction necessary to get the camming motion started. Not anywhere near 100% sure on that one though, just my musings.

Where can one find a Carbon Fiber helmet?