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#27430 - 02/27/07 07:21 PM Ah, weather
d-elvis Offline
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Could the weekend in Keene Valley have been any nicer? 20-25 degrees with bright sunshine? Ok ok, the top of Chouinard's on Friday morning was a bit... nippy

I am obviously a superior ice climber due to the need to only swing once for a solid stick
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#27431 - 02/27/07 08:07 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: d-elvis]
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You needed ice tools? I followed the second pitch of RBF with no ice tools.

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#27432 - 02/28/07 03:38 AM Re: Ah, weather [Re: strat]
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You needed crampons? I lost my right one 2/3 the way up.

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#27433 - 02/28/07 04:06 AM Re: Ah, weather [Re: d-elvis]
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Ok ok, the top of Chouinard's on Friday morning was a bit... nippy




True, somehow I managed to encounter 'full' conditions at the last section myself... Or is that snow coming from the direction of the camera?


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#27434 - 02/28/07 04:08 AM Re: Ah, weather [Re: d-elvis]
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Could the weekend in Keene Valley have been any nicer? 20-25 degrees with bright sunshine?




I don't think LTL could disagree:

Photo credit: dillbag

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#27435 - 02/28/07 04:12 AM Re: Ah, weather [Re: Smike]
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Lets not forget miles of post holing in waist deep snow to bring us the beer support.


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#27436 - 02/28/07 12:54 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: Smike]
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yeah yeah yeah...ya'll had a good time in the Adirondacks while I worked. You suck. But guess who got to lead 100' of phat, virgin, grade 4 ice on Monday in the Catskills?? Of course LTL and Dillbag would have rated it 2+ or 3-, but that's only because their muscles are bigger than their brains.

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#27437 - 02/28/07 04:29 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: RangerRob]
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yeah yeah yeah...ya'll had a good time in the Adirondacks while I worked. You suck. But guess who got to lead 100' of phat, virgin, grade 4 ice on Monday in the Catskills?? Of course LTL and Dillbag would have rated it 2+ or 3-, but that's only because their muscles are bigger than their brains.

RR




Let's see a pic of this "Grade 4," eh, so we can see for ourselves

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#27438 - 02/28/07 04:47 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: RangerRob]
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...you know Mr. Smike... there is a photo credit missing from the other two photos also!

And come on rob, we all know it was probably a 1- or 0+
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#27439 - 02/28/07 04:59 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: Dillbag]
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What a purdy blue jacket..... why you look like a girl!!
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#27440 - 02/28/07 06:08 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: Smike]
strat Offline
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You needed crampons? I lost my right one 2/3 the way up.




Well, duh- anyone could climb it with 2 tools and one crampon. 2 tools and no crampons would have been about the same difficulty as 2 crampons and no tools.

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#27441 - 03/01/07 03:32 AM Re: Ah, weather [Re: strat]
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cool pics post more
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#27442 - 03/01/07 02:09 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: talus]
d-elvis Offline
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Nooooo. Don't jump



But don't piss her off

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#27443 - 03/01/07 02:55 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: d-elvis]
chip Offline
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The pictures look great, but please tell me the red coated gentleman is not anchored off that dead looking little white birch!
Ok, I'm jealous.

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#27444 - 03/01/07 03:05 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: chip]
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That "red coated gentleman" is what a dillbag looks like from afar.

The white birch is not dead.
The white birch is (part of) the classic anchor at the top of RBF.
Not that one needs an anchor.
If one falls from there, one deserves to fall.

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#27445 - 03/01/07 03:52 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: d-elvis]
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The picture of d-elvis was taken two days after the one of Molly at the top of RBFalls.

While Dennis may claim a block of ice hit him in the nose, the real cause was his saying something insensitive (the words "fat, nearsighted weakling" come to mind), and I had to take him down a peg. I went to punch him, but I forgot to put down the ice tool I had in my hand at the moment.


Edited by RAF (03/01/07 05:32 PM)

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#27446 - 03/01/07 04:15 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: RAF]
d-elvis Offline
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Whoever said drinking and ice don't mix!
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#27447 - 03/01/07 04:21 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: d-elvis]
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Hehe... someone called me a "gentleman"!
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#27448 - 03/05/07 02:29 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: Dillbag]
Chas Offline
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Better weather then I had on Friday..... got to the trailhead and it was -10F, but it warmed up to 5F with a 25 to 35mph wind and the snow was being blown upwards. made it fun to do this climb.

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#27743 - 03/21/07 08:40 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: Chas]
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best day of ice all year yesterday at Stoney Clove. Weather was beautiful with sunny temps in the low 30's and a wicked wind blowing spindrift everywhere. The Little Black Dike felt like the real deal because of all the spindrift blasting us in the face. Ice was super plastic, which is good because it was mostly unbonded from the wall. most of the pick scars have healed over and left smooth, soft ice. We did some line to the right of the Curtain that has two side by side flows on the second pitch. I had never done either of these. We soloed the first pitch because it wouldn't take screws. The left hand flow was one of the best 3+ pitches I have ever done in the Catskills. Beautiful. Snow on the talus was 2-3 feet and at the base was closer to 4-5 feet. Harest part of the day was trench digging from route to route. Alas, I fear that was the last hoorah for me this year.

RR

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#27755 - 03/22/07 11:18 AM Re: Ah, weather [Re: RangerRob]
Smike Offline
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Shouldn't you be praticing aid?

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#27759 - 03/22/07 01:12 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: Smike]
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HA! shouldnt YOU be practicing aid?
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#27803 - 03/23/07 12:08 PM Re: Ah, weather [Re: empicard]
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That's some funny shit Evan!

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