`79 GMC Sierra

`79 GMC Sierra

Back in 2006 maybe 07 I bought a 1979 GMC Sierra Grande C15, also known as a heavy half ton, truck from a guy at work for $500. At the time I was remodeling a house and I needed a dump run truck to haul lath and plaster and other construction debris. It was a good...
Portaledge Part 2

Portaledge Part 2

This is part two of this series, for part one go here. Once I picked this project up again and started putting it all together it took me about a month and a half to get it to where I could sleep on it. I had a couple of learning curve moments but everything came...
Portaledge Part 1

Portaledge Part 1

First Ledge: I started putting together my first portaledge several years ago. It was long enough ago that I don’t really remember exactly when but the pictures I have say they were created in April of 09, I’m pretty sure I took them a while after it was built....
Dry Boxes

Dry Boxes

If I had to choose between the river and climbing, I don’t think I could. From time to time one becomes more important to me and I focus more energy on one than the other but that flips all the time. I’ve been climbing longer but since I started kayaking in 2009, I’ve...
Paint Can Apparatus

Paint Can Apparatus

In the training portion of the blog I keep referring to the paint can apparatus and I thought I’d do a quick write up so people following would know what I’m talking about. The term “paint can” comes from when I used to own the climbing gym. I had built a training...
Low Ropes Course

Low Ropes Course

One of the first things I built when I bought the local climbing gym was a low ropes course. I was the director of the Orange County Challenge Course for about 4 years when it first opened and wanted to have something more to offer kids during our summer camps. Camps...

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