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#53812 - 08/11/10 06:25 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: Rickster]
pedestrian Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
Nothing to see here.... still have to get through fall sending season. Anyone else got to the point where skiing has killed your climbing in the spring?

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#53816 - 08/11/10 07:37 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: pedestrian]
Welle Offline
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Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 213
Loc: Western Slope
Yes, I missed a good deal of March and April, but snow was epic!

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#53844 - 08/12/10 08:57 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: Welle]
Rickster Offline
old hand

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 845
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
Skiing killed my ice climbing, and windsurfing killed my rock climbing. Tried unsuccessfully to blame it on marriage, parenthood, career, etc. Now retired, I'm trying to get some of it back, but damn where did this extra 25 lbs come from? RC

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#53850 - 08/13/10 12:17 AM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: Rickster]
pedestrian Offline
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Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
Used to start climbing every year in Feb/Mar but now that's totally not the case. Have been doing ski houses the last few years in a row but thinking of not getting sucked in to that this year. Seems like it might keep schedules more flexible to not be locked into it.


Edited by pedestrian (08/13/10 12:17 AM)

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#53857 - 08/13/10 12:42 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: pedestrian]
talus Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 1259
yes skiing has killed my climbing also, but thats ok give me steep slopes and creamy powder any day over perfect hand cracks.
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#53867 - 08/13/10 09:50 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: talus]
Rickster Offline
old hand

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 845
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
Creamy powder can be as hard to come by as perfect hand cracks. Now before anyone starts on about going to Indian Creek for cracks, Alta for powder and such, remember this thread is "Catskill Backcountry Skiing". So, like everything NE, we're happy to get what we get. Which reminds me, it's almost past time to get those early bird lift deals. RC

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#53872 - 08/14/10 02:44 AM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: Rickster]
pedestrian Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
How about Catskill backcountry handcracks? Oh, never mind, go to spider's web. Sandbagger paradise.

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#54551 - 09/04/10 05:46 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: pedestrian]
Aya Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/18/04
Posts: 754
Loc: Climbing somewhere
wait i don't get it. spiders web is in dacks not catskills? and is not sandbagged??
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#54625 - 09/09/10 03:07 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: Aya]
Welle Offline
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Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 213
Loc: Western Slope
I just came back from Acadia - climbed at Precipice for the first time and wow! Perfect hand cracks, clean dihedrals on beautiful pink granite. But yeah the driving time sucks, that crag might as well be in Utah.

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#56582 - 01/24/11 09:51 PM Re: Catskill backcountry skiing [Re: Welle]
powderbroker Offline
stranger

Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 17
Just got back from the western cats, the base is super deep but there's a crazy crust that makes the skiing highly unfun. At least the scenery is amazing! Lots of ice that's going to be frozen to every tree for the near future.

who is ready for this next storm?

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