NYLON HIGHWAY Back Issue Index

      Index to Issues #16 - #30

            . . . . Compiled by Bill Bussey

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NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 16 - JUNE 1983
Pg.   Article Author
1
FIGURE EIGHT DESCENDERS J.Frank & J.Smith
5
USING THE RAPPEL RACK S.Hudson & T.Williams
15
THE PORTLY PRUSIK or GETTING THE BIG GUYS OUT Bruce Smith
18
AN INTERESTING TIDBIT (Failure Mode in Nylon Rope) from The Potomac Caver
21
EL CAPITAN 1981... AND YET ANOTHER 'SUPERDROP' Toni Williams

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 17 - DECEMBER 1983
Pg.   Article Author
2
USING A STITCHING AWL Darrel Tomer
6
FIGURE EIGHT DESCENDERS - SHOP WISELY Peter Sprouse
8
A SAFETY HINT (The Correct Way to Rig the Fig. 8 Ring) Marion Vittetoe
9
THE BIKINI HARNESS - A NEW SEAT HARNESS DESIGN Bruce Smith
13
AN ANALYSIS OF VERTICAL CAVING ACCIDENTS Allen Padgett
16
A QUICK INSTALLATION CHICKEN LOOP John Ganter
17
THE LAZY CAVER'S SIMMONS ROLLER C.J. Rushin-Bell
19
THE ASCENDER KNOT Bruce Smith
20
ASCENDER FLOATATION (Use of Surgical Tubing in place of 'Bungie' Cord) John Ganter
20
MYTHS: (The Question of the "Right" or "Wrong" Prusik Knot) Bruce Smith
22
GRAND RAPPEL-TOROWEEP POINT GRAND CANYON, AZ Richard Schreiber

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 18 - SEPTEMBER 1984
Pg.   Article Author
1
SELECTING BRAKE BARS FOR YOUR RACK C.J. Rushin-Bell
3
CUT RESISTANCE OF ROPE Gary Storrick
4
EDITOR'S REPORT (Publication Financial Update) Bruce Smith
6
AN IMPROVED GIBBS SELF START TECHNIQUE David McClurg
7
SSP CAVING ROPE Bruce Smith
9
A NEW CHEST ROLLER Robert Landau
11
HOW GOOD OF A VERTICAL CAVER ARE YOU? David McClurg
14
TREE CLIMBING Bruce Smith
15
AN ADJUSTABLE SLING Brian Judge
17
ASCENT OF SNOWBALL DOME Mike Fischesser

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 19 - NOVEMBER 1984
Pg.   Article Author
1
MOTORIZED ASCENDING DEVICE: MAD Nevin Davis
10
WORLD'S RECORD HOLDERS: PRUSIK CONTEST Bill & Miriam Cuddington
11
NYLON HIGHWAY: INDEX OF ISSUES 1-18 Bill Bussey
14
SPELEAN SHUNT Bill Cuddington
16
A LETTER (Self Starting at Bottom of Pit) Barbara am Ende
17
CHANGING OVER (Rappel to Prusik:& Vice Versa) Bruce Smith
19
THE QEST ROPE WASHER John Ganter
20
NEGOTIATING TRICKY LIPS Janet McClurg
21
CHANGING ROPES ON THE BIG ONE Bruce Smith
23
THE COVER (Untangled and Explained) Bruce Smith

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 20 - JUNE 1985
Pg.   Article Author
1
VERTICAL CAVE SURVEYING Bob Thrun
7
BEING CAREFUL ON THE SHORT ONES Bill Cuddington
8
JUMARS VS. CAMS REVISITED Dave McClurg
10
1983 MINUTES Kirk MacGregor
11
VERTICAL SENSE (Do's & Dont's of SRT) C.J. Rushin-Bell
17
A LETTER (Update on NH#19's Spelean Shunt Art.) Bill Cuddington
18
1984 MINUTES Kirk MacGregor
20
SECRETARY/TREASURER'S REPORT Kirk MacGregor
20
ADMINISTRATIVE Bruce Smith
21
MARGIN OF SAFETY (Webbing Wear with Gibbs Cams) C.B. Sweatman
22
THE SENECA ROCKS TYROLEAN TRAVERSE Kyle Isenhart

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 21 - MARCH 1986
Pg.   Article Author
1
A LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME FOR THE SIMMONS ROLLER John Ganter
3
CLIMBING LIKE SEVENTY (A Prusik Simulator) Darrel Tomer
4
SECRETARY/TREASURER'S REPORT Bill Bussey
5
DAMAGE TO WEBBING DUE TO ROPE CONTACT DURING RAPPELS; INITIAL TEST Rob Elron
7
DANTE'S DESCENT: A NEAR MISS Barbara am Ende
8
MORE ON ASCENDER FLOATATION (Attaching Surgical Tubing with Wire) John Ganter
9
THE KISA SHOCK ABSORBER John Ganter
11
DUTIES OF THE VERTICAL SECTION OFFICERS Kirk MacGregor
15
THE USE OF KNIVES IN VERTICAL CAVING Geary Schindel
19
LEANING TOWER; YOSEMITE CALIFORNIA Peter Strickland

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 22 - MAY 1986
Pg.   Article Author
1
SQUEEZE BRAKES UP TO 1982 Kirk MacGregor
9
"LET'S TALK PRUSIKING" Bill Cuddington
11
FOOT MOUNTED CROLL Bill Bussey
14
I'D RATHER DYE Jim Hall
14
WHICH IS STRONGER? (Types of Bowline) Bruce Smith
15
MOVING PEOPLE AND THINGS UP Jim Hall
16
WHAT'S NEW...WHAT'S HAPPENING (New SRT Equipment) Bruce Smith
17
CAVING EQUIPMENT Steve Knutson
19
1985 VERTICAL SECTION MINUTES Bill Bussey
21
AN ANECDOTE FOR AVOIDING PIT BREAKOVERS John Ganter
26
TIE-OFFS Bruce Smith
27
THE WATCHTOWER RAPPEL SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK Richard Schreiber

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 23 - DECEMBER 1986
Pg.   Article Author
1
NEW CHICKEN LOOP DESIGN SOLVES COMMON PROBLEMS J.Moore & G.Smart
3
THE VERTICAL CHALLENGE OF THE FUTURE Bruce Smith
5
ROPERCIZOR Darrel Tomer
9
A ROPE PAD FOR DIFFICULT SITUATIONS Ron Simmons
10
LETTER (Rope Tracking Problem on a Rack) Larry Smith
11
THE SYMPLEX HARNESS SYSTEM John Markwell
12
THE CAM BOX ASCENDER Lang Brod
16
LETTER (How about a 'Myth to Rest' Column?) Myrna Diaz Mundo
17
RECOVERING FROM A HEEL HANG Bruce Smith
20
1986 VERTICAL SECTION MINUTES Bill Bussey
24
THE McINTYRE BLUFF HIGHLINE Phil Whitfield

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 24 - JUNE 1987
Pg.   Article Author
1
PETZL'S FIVE BAR RACK Allen Padgett
2
ANOTHER ROPE PAD Shari Lydy
3
GOSSETT APPROACH TO PRUSIK PRACTICE Darrel Tomer
3
PRUSIKING IS WEIGHT LIFTING Cricket Haygood
5
ARE REBELAYS SAFE? David McClurg
7
LET'S MAKE A MITCHELL SYSTEM THAT WORKS Bruce Smith
12
RANDOM CEREBRAL PONDERINGS (Thoughts on NH #23) George Dasher
15
LOW ATTACHMENT SEAT HARNESSES FOR CAVING ARE THE BEST Bruce Smith
17
WEINEL ROPEWALKER GEAR (A Ropewalker System) John Weinel
21
CN TOWER HIGHLINE Kent Ballew
23
SRT ON HALF DOME Kent Ballew

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 25 - JANUARY 1988
Pg.   Article Author
1
STUDY ON ROPE AGING Bruce Smith
7
THE MAR-MEX ESCAPELINE Bill Bussey
11
RACK AND BRAKE BAR WITH SELF BELAY SPOOL H.H. Hobbs III
12
SECRETARY'S REPORT Bill Bussey
13
NEW FIGURE 8 BASED DESCENDER Lloyd Johnson
15
TREASURER'S REPORT Bill Bussey
16
POLY FILM ROPE TAGS John Ganter
17
3 POINTS OF CONTACT ARE NOT REALLY NECESSARY Bruce Smith
19
THE TECHNICAL ROPEWORK SCHOOL Arnör Larson
20
A CHALLENGE TO THE SPELEO-INVENTOR Louise Hose
21
WHAT'S NEW IN ROPE? or WHO IS WELLINGTON? Jim Frank
23
EXPLORER'S GUIDE TO SPONSORING EXPEDITIONS Bill Stone
28
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Bruce Smith
29
NSS CLIMBING CONTEST WORLD RECORDS Bill & Miriam Cuddington
30
1987 VERTICAL SECTION MEETING MINUTES Bill Bussey
32
MARKING ROPE LENGTH Bill Bussey
33
ANOTHER WAY TO WASH A ROPE Bill Bussey

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 26 - APRIL 1988
Pg.   Article Author
1
THE CASE AGAINST USING BOLTS Robert Thrun
4
A SAFER BOWLINE FOR CLIMBERS AND CAVERS Heinz Prohaska
6
LET'S STANDARDIZE THE VERTICAL CAVER'S VOCABULARY George Dasher
11
RANDOM SYNAPSE FIRINGS Gary Storrick
14
THE SUPER PIT Bill Holmes
15
THE FISK DESCENDER Bruce Smith
18
THREE THINGS: MORE CEREBRAL WANDERINGS George Dasher
21
THE 'FREDDY B' SYSTEM Fred Baumann
22
THE ARBORIST CINCH (Knot) Robert Wells
24
HISTORY & CHANGES OF THE VERTICAL 8 PATCH Scott Fee
25
SIX KNOT HARNESS Russell Born
27
PROPER BUNGIE ATTACHMENT Bruce Smith

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 27 - DECEMBER 1988
Pg.   Article Author
1
THE MURPHY SYSTEM Wm Shrewsbury
3
SECRETARY'S REPORT Bill Bussey
4
AGING ROPES Summit Magazine
4
A CASE FOR COMMON SENSE David Doolin
5
HATS OFF TO FREDDY Darrel Tomer
6
THE GIBBS ASCENDER: A HEALTHY DINOSAUR John Ganter
14
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Frank Norris
15
FABRIC SOFTENER AND RESCUE ROPE J.Frank & B.Smith
16
VERTICAL CAVING HARDWARE Gary Storrick
30
IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF FOOT GIBBS Ron Simmons
34
TREASURER'S REPORT Bill Bussey
35
1988 VERTICAL SECTION MEETING MINUTES Bill Bussey

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 28 - JUNE 1989
Pg.   Article Author
1
DOUBLE BUNGIE: THE MODERN CLIMBING SYSTEM Maureen Handler
5
GLOVES AND PRUSIKING DON'T MIX Bruce Smith
7
VERTICALLY ORIENT YOUR RACK AND 8 Bruce Smith
9
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Jill McMahon
10
ARMY RAPPEL TECHNIQUES Duncan Lill
11
ROPE SNOBS Bruce Smith
12
FABRIC SOFTENER & RESCUE ROPE James Frank
14
VERTICAL CAVING HARDWARE II: BOBBINS Gary Storrick
26
THE ROPE HOPPER: AN AMERICAN FROG Bill Farr
28
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Bruce Smith
29
ELECTRIC DRILLING HAMMERS FOR CAVING Peter Ludwig
33
ANOTHER SIMMONS ROLLER HARNESS John Ganter
37
STRENGTH, RELIABILITY & SAFETY William Storage
40
FACTS & FICTION ABOUT THE VERTICAL WORKSHOP David McClurg
43
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Barbara am Ende
44
ADMINISTRATIVE  

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 29 - DECEMBER 1989
Pg.   Article Author
1
COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS ON VERTICAL HARDWARE John Ganter
2
COMMENTS ON THE DOUBLE BUNGIE SYSTEM Maureen Handler
3
RAVEN ROPE GUARD Steve Davis
3
FURTHER COMMENTS ON THE PETZL CROLL ASCENDER David Doolin
4
THE LOAD RELEASING HITCH Arnör Larson
5
THE VERSATILE GIBBS Jim Hall
6
VERTICAL CAVING HDWARE 3: HANDLED CAM ASCENDERS Gary Storrick
23
CAN WE IMPROVE THE BOBBIN? Bill Storage
26
SECRETARY'S REPORT & MEETING MINUTES Bill Bussey
30
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Gloves & Prusking, Vertically Orient Your Rack and 8) Ron Simmons
Peter Bosted

NYLON HIGHWAY NO. 30 - MAY 1990
Pg.   Article Author
1
THE ALL PURPOSE SLING Heath Many
1
CMI RECALL NOTICE  
2
VERTICAL ELITE Dave Shurtz
2
WALL HAULER: NEW PRODUCT REVIEW Rock Exotica Inc.
3
TWO JAMMING KNOTS FOR THICK CORD AND WEBBING Heinz Prohaska
4
THE PARNELL 4-POINT Jeff Parnell
5
FALSE SECURITY Allen Padgett
6
THE RACK HANDLE FOR IMPROVED DESCENTS Peter Grant
7
BUCKLES, A COUPLE OF ANSWERS FOR JOHN GANTER Robert Elron
8
AN IMPROVED FLOATING FOOT CAM Brian Thorndyke
10
RELEASE KNOTS Art Fortini
11
SEAT HARNESS WEBBING ABRASION TESTING Robert Elron
14
ROPE USE ON BUILDINGS Bruce Smith
15
PERSONAL VERTICAL TRAINING FOR THE NOVICE CLIMBER Gary Bush
17
THE JOY OF CAVING, CHAPTER 7, INSTANT CAVE Anonymous
18
THE PRUSIK MINDING PULLEY: NEW RESCUE PRODUCT Arnör Larson
19
SHOCK ABSORBING SYSTEM Michael G. Brown
22
EDITOR CALLS FOR NEW BLOOD - EDITOR BLOOD! Bruce Smith
22
CALL FOR 1990 CONVENTION PAPERS, DUES NOW DUE!  
23
1989 SECRETARY'S REPORT  
23
TECHNICAL ROPE TACTICS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT B.C. Technical Rescue
24
V. SECTION ITEMS FOR SALE, NEED $$ FOR SOVIET EXCHANGE  
25
CONSTITUTION OF THE VERTICAL SECTION Gary Bush
26
BY-LAWS OF THE VERTICAL SECTION Gary Bush
28
1990 VERTICAL SECTION MEMBERSHIP POLL RESULTS Gary Bush
29
LETTERS: ALLOY LINK WEAR,KNOT KNOMENCLATURE, HEDDEN KNOT, FINGERLESS GLOVES, OLD JUMARS, CARABINERS TO AVOID Leppold, Glennon, Hedden, Zimmerman, Mixon, Huffines
32
AN EASTERN EUROPEAN ASCENDING CAM Bert Ashbrook


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