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Colorado B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Kappes03, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Dec 26, 2021 at 8:52 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Yeah, I would just shorten that 2nd leaf a touch and it should fix it.


    Or just ditch the shitty Dakars cause they're probably shaped like a W and don't hold any weight anyways. :stirthepot:
     
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  2. Dec 26, 2021 at 10:23 PM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    the issue happens with the Archive hangers, but the leaf springs get wedged into the shackle and damage it…
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2021 at 6:30 AM
    Red Baron

    Red Baron Let's call it livabetes, no more die

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  4. Dec 27, 2021 at 10:46 AM
    bot102

    bot102 The guy who ask a lot of questions

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    Yup. I have had nothing but issues with these leafs. Surprised they have last 2 1/2 years. Going to build a bastard pack now
     
  5. Dec 28, 2021 at 7:20 AM
    teamhypoxia

    teamhypoxia MichelinMan

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  6. Dec 28, 2021 at 10:48 AM
    bot102

    bot102 The guy who ask a lot of questions

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    Speaking of which....

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  7. Dec 28, 2021 at 10:50 AM
    dmurph1996

    dmurph1996 Beer me

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    stoked for that
     
  8. Dec 28, 2021 at 10:51 AM
    bot102

    bot102 The guy who ask a lot of questions

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    Anyone have any recommendation for some entry level crampons?

    I have a pair of 10" Oboz snow boots, size 10.5, going to be doing Mt. Snikatu with a buddy next week, want to be prepared.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2021 at 11:01 AM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    It looks like you need a set of "universal" crampons, not technical Alpine ones...

    But I'll ask, do you really need crampons? Without an ice axe to self arrest and other training/skills, I'd just recommend a good set of microspikes, whether the quality kahtoola brand or the knockoffs.
     
  10. Dec 28, 2021 at 11:05 AM
    bot102

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    I know nothing about crampons/micro spikes. So was just kind of asking.

    If I'm hiking up the mountain, and encounter ice, I want to be able to keep going safely
     
  11. Dec 28, 2021 at 11:09 AM
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  12. Dec 28, 2021 at 11:18 AM
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    I have a pair of Grivel hybrid-style semiautomatic crampons, they don't need a toe welt but do need one on the heel that you could borrow... if you don't have the heel welt on your boot I may even have a set of full strap-on (lol) ones you could borrow that would work for normal boots, I'll have to dig in my closet to double check

    I used to have a pair of kahtoola microspikes that worked pretty great for winter hiking/non mountaineering adventures but lost one.... that may be a good option as well!
     
  13. Dec 28, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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    Those looks pretty cool, would make snowblowing my sketchy ass steep icy driveway less sketchy
     
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  14. Dec 28, 2021 at 11:20 AM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    Those boots don't have compatible heel or toe for technical crampons, so @bot102 has to go strap-on. But crampons are total overkill for possibly encountering ice.

    For your use case, I'd just recommend the knock off Kahtoola's. If you end up using them a lot and break them, buy the higher quality Kahtoolas.

    @bot102 - buy these: https://www.amazon.com/Uelfbaby-Upgraded-Crampons-Traction-Protect/dp/B07VJD3474/

    The "ice walkers" and similar don't work so well when there is packed snow or packed snow on top of ice - they need to dig all the way down to ice to provide great benefit. The microspikes work great on ice and packed snow. I've even used them with trail runners and ran with them. They aren't too bulky or heavy.

    Just take them off when you get back to longer dry or muddy sections.
     
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  15. Dec 28, 2021 at 11:24 AM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    Also, now that I looked up Mt. Snikatu, I recommend posting up the day before you plan on going so we can double check you with the Avalanche danger. It would really suck to have you go up on a high risk day and either bury yourself or trigger an avalanche that buries people below you...
     
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  16. Dec 28, 2021 at 11:26 AM
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    Trail reports for a few days ago said the trail is mostly dry. Some patches of snow, ice under the snow.

    I'll pick the knock off up, thanks all!

    Hoping to get into more of this as the year goes on and I start spending less money on the truck
     
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  17. Dec 28, 2021 at 11:36 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    $198.00 in shipping charges for one piece of hardware that lists for $179.00. And it's on two week back order.
     
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  18. Dec 28, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    Sniktau is super windy and wind scoured, I bet the trail is blown pretty clear of snow, just stay off any cornices! It basically follows the ridgeline so avy danger isn't too high, although there can be deadly slides lower down on Sniktau (sheep creek drainage) but you won't be venturing down there... We have had a ton of snow up here the last few days so avy conditions are extreme right now everywhere. Not a bad winter hike at all, just brutal wind conditions most of the time. If it is a high wind day and any snow comes it quickly becomes a whiteout and sketchy. Bundle up, have fun!
     
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  19. Dec 28, 2021 at 12:16 PM
    bot102

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    Was reading that just now, good to have a first hand account from someone who lives up that way!
     
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  20. Dec 28, 2021 at 12:20 PM
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    Another vote in favor of microspikes or knock-offs, just make sure it's something with enough "tooth" like the microspikes have, and not something shorter like yaktrax.
     

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