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#25118 - 11/22/06 08:41 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Mike Rawdon]
Smike Offline
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Registered: 05/01/01
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You trudge up the 400' of talus from the road for that?

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#25119 - 11/22/06 09:08 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Smike]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Registered: 11/29/99
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You trudge up the 400' of talus from the road for that?




Yup. Hey, I bet it's more ice than you've poked this month.

Then I drove to the Trapps and did a lap on Hyjecks and Fingerlocks...in the same boots I ice climbed in! Rigid mountain boots make Hyjeck's a bit more, um, "interesting".

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#25120 - 11/22/06 09:14 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Mike Rawdon]
d-elvis Offline
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Yup. Hey, I bet it's more ice than you've poked this month.




you obvious haven't met his new GF

I crack me up
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#25121 - 11/23/06 01:25 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Mike Rawdon]
strat Offline
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Registered: 04/30/01
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Good Job Mike!

I've climbed the REAL Minty of Ice Climbs in leaner conditions than that but that's just because I wanted to one-up Smike. But since you've beaten both of us, I can wait until the conditions are actually worth climbing

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#25122 - 11/23/06 03:08 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: strat]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Registered: 11/29/99
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Actually, I probably had more fun on that slab today than ever before. Fat grade 3 slab ice can be boring, I suppose. This was anything but. For many of the feet placements, a large section of the unbonded ice would break, but then it was held to the rock surface by the surface tension of the water running behind it. The tool placements were pretty much "for balance only".

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#25123 - 11/23/06 03:57 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Mike Rawdon]
irisharehere Offline
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Registered: 12/06/01
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Loc: Danbury CT
So basically, you were dry-tooling after you tapped the sheets of ice out of the way?

Looks like a sorry wet way to spend a few hours..............unlike, say, the fun of sending out CVs........OK, never mind, I'm just jealous!

Any unemployed folk who need a belay bitch, let me know..........

The still Irish, but soon to be American after my biometric scans get Dept. of Homeland Security clearance......
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#25124 - 11/24/06 11:07 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: irisharehere]
Aya Offline
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Registered: 11/18/04
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Loc: Climbing somewhere
As soon as it gets cold, irish. I've got a car!

I'm not much of a ropegun, though...
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#25125 - 11/29/06 12:37 AM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Aya]
Kim Graves Offline
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Registered: 07/28/03
Posts: 73
Loc: Saugerties, NY
Last Saturday, my farmer friend in the Union Square market told me each morning he has to break two inches of ice up in the watering troffs for the animals.

Best, Kim
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#25126 - 11/29/06 02:13 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Kim Graves]
Smike Offline
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my farmer friend




My famer firend in where? Alaska.....

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#25127 - 11/29/06 03:12 PM Re: It's almost that time [Re: Smike]
kevin boyle Offline
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Registered: 12/23/99
Posts: 276
Loc: NY, Westport
Here comes the cold. After a record high tomorrow the temps are supposed to drop until the high on Sunday is 32, for the champlain valley. There wasn't much winter around this weekend though. My wife and I were able to ride our mountain bikes all the way to the castle at the top of the whiteface memorial highway. There was almost no snow on the ground even at the summit.

Kevin

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