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#52955 - 06/24/10 12:05 PM How long do I have to wait???
RangerRob Offline
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roughly 5 months..........grrrr!

But hey i got my official AAC flask from the competition this spring. Jameson and ice...doesn't get any better!

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#52956 - 06/24/10 01:00 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
KathyS Offline
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You could always go south...waaaaayyyyyy south. There's bound to be some ice down south of the equator somewhere.

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#52960 - 06/24/10 01:29 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: KathyS]
oenophore Offline
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Jameson and ice...doesn't get any better!

For those who can't wait, there's Jameson on the rocks.
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#52969 - 06/24/10 06:16 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: oenophore]
RangerRob Offline
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Kathy I have tried that approach and it works very well, if you have the money and the time. I have neither right now. I'm gonna go swing my tool inside my chest freezer now frown


Edited by RangerRob (06/24/10 06:17 PM)

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#52979 - 06/24/10 11:22 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
chip Offline
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Originally Posted By: RangerRob
Kathy I have tried that approach and it works very well, if you have the money and the time. I have neither right now. I'm gonna go swing my tool inside my chest freezer now frown


Lemme know how that goes over with your better half. Without ice for her soda, mine gets a bit cranky.

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#53076 - 07/01/10 11:09 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: chip]
RangerRob Offline
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4 and a 1/2 months. 18 weeks, 126 days, give or take a few. Although I have to say the weather yesterday was the best June weather I have ever climbed in.

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#53080 - 07/01/10 12:56 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
Smike Offline
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Fuuuuuuuuck yoooooou and you super nice weekday weather!

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#53081 - 07/01/10 12:58 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Smike]
Smike Offline
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And no, there is not much in this world better then a sub frozen flask of Jameson to send a little fire down your throat after a few hours of slaying it up. Nothing....

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#53089 - 07/01/10 05:22 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Smike]
Welle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Smike
Fuuuuuuuuck yoooooou and you super nice weekday weather!


+1

Originally Posted By: Smike
And no, there is not much in this world better then a sub frozen flask of Jameson to send a little fire down your throat after a few hours of slaying it up. Nothing....


Glenmorangie! Jameson is close 2nd, but I don't discriminate on the mountain - even Canadian Mist will do...

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#53110 - 07/02/10 05:08 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Welle]
mrhutt Offline
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Those 5 months are going to seem even longer with this weekend's forecast. Highs of 99 here in NJ. About 95 up in Ulster. Ugh.

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#53120 - 07/02/10 07:24 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Welle]
Smike Offline
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Originally Posted By: Welle


Glenmorangie! Jameson is close 2nd, but I don't discriminate on the mountain - even Canadian Mist will do...


Its has to be Jameson, just cheap enough not to promote rationing, just good enough to remind you why you are alive and climbing ice.

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#53122 - 07/02/10 07:44 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Smike]
oenophore Offline
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The forum is Ice Climbing and this thread is an argument about whiskies. Ya gotta love Gunks.com!
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#53125 - 07/02/10 10:15 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: oenophore]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Originally Posted By: oenophore
The forum is Ice Climbing and this thread is an argument about whiskies.


There's a difference??

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#53127 - 07/03/10 03:03 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
chip Offline
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Possibly the most active this section of gunks dot has been all year?!! In June!!!!

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#53132 - 07/03/10 03:02 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: chip]
RangerRob Offline
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That's because when it is here we take it for granted. Now the ice junkies are so so sad and trying to cheer each other up.

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#53133 - 07/03/10 03:32 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: oenophore]
Smike Offline
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Originally Posted By: oenophore
The forum is Ice Climbing and this thread is an argument about whiskies. Ya gotta love Gunks.com!


oeno,
Whiskey to ice climbing is like Budwiser to Nascar. It would be odd not to include it in any conversation about ice.

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#53136 - 07/03/10 10:51 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Smike]
oenophore Offline
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Do NASCAR fans argue about beers?
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#53138 - 07/04/10 10:34 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: oenophore]
RangerRob Offline
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No they don't. That's because Coors, Miller, and Bud all taste exactly the same. 12 year old Macallan and 10 year old Laphroig do not.

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#53139 - 07/04/10 02:08 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
oenophore Offline
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There are those who would argue about that first assertion. Note that Smike specified Budweiser.
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#53144 - 07/04/10 06:59 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: oenophore]
RangerRob Offline
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Those who would argue over the taste difference between Coors and Bud are Philistines!

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#53145 - 07/04/10 08:28 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
oenophore Offline
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And what is the ethnicity of whisky arguers?
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#53165 - 07/05/10 06:26 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: oenophore]
RangerRob Offline
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uhhh....did I use that word correctly??

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#53198 - 07/06/10 10:03 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
Smike Offline
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Ethnicity doesn't factor in Ice climbing. If you are there, you do it and then you drink. If you don't, its more for the rest of us(In terms of ice to climb and drinking).... simple.

So Ono,
Do you know the different between Scotch and Whiskey?

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#53204 - 07/07/10 12:12 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Smike]
oenophore Offline
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Scotch is what Americans call Scots' whiskey. The alternate spelling for the latter word is whisky. The Irish spell it one way, the British the other; I don't remember which.
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#53218 - 07/07/10 11:57 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: oenophore]
RangerRob Offline
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I'm no expert, but I do believe Scotch refers only to single malt made in Scotland. blended whiskeys made in Scotland wouldn't be called Scotch. is that right?

RR

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#53222 - 07/07/10 12:59 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
JenRed Offline
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Actually RR, Scotch does not have to be a single malt, (Dewars, Chivas & Johnnie Walker to name a few are all blends) But it does have to be from Scotland. If you run out of Jameson stop by the house I think I have about 7 Scotches you may sample while you wait for ice season!

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#53231 - 07/07/10 03:21 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: JenRed]
Welle Offline
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O, Jen, I like Scotch too! How was Chapel Pond? We stayed low on single pitch climbs because of the heat - hit Beer Walls one day, Creature wall the other and went rafting on Hudson another day.
-D

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#53265 - 07/08/10 11:48 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Welle]
RangerRob Offline
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Okay, good to get the scoop from someone in the Biz!

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#53414 - 07/18/10 12:21 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
RangerRob Offline
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Everyday in this miserably oppressive weather is one less day I have to bear the torture of Summer. One day closer to swinging the tools!

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#53475 - 07/26/10 01:04 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
J@son Offline
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Just thought I'd wade in with my own choice of scotch >Talisker<

I never understood why people liked the stuff until I tried that one. Yum!
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#53854 - 08/13/10 01:40 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: J@son]
RangerRob Offline
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3 months....plus or minus. 12 weeks!

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#53859 - 08/13/10 12:56 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
KathyS Offline
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I've discovered whitewater kayaking as a fun alternative to climbing on hot days. Finding suitable partners and driving to where the water is running are sometimes not easy, but it's nice to be able to just dip my helmet in the water and pour it over my head when I need to cool off.

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#54004 - 08/19/10 12:58 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: KathyS]
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Still too early for the first frost contest?

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#54044 - 08/19/10 07:42 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
RangerRob Offline
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As I mentioned before, I'll play, but I', not organizing it. Everyone seems to get all pissy when the rules don't go their way.

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#54051 - 08/19/10 11:58 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: mrhutt]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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36 F is forecast for tomorrow night up in the ADKs.

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#54055 - 08/20/10 01:02 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
RangerRob Offline
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Was up in the Five Ponds Wilderness two weekends ago and it was 35 on Friday night.....lovely

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#54853 - 09/15/10 12:24 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
RangerRob Offline
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Theoretically we are 2 months away from Ice in NH!!! That's 8 weeks, 56 days!!!
1344 hours
80640 minutes....give or take a few

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#54885 - 09/15/10 09:16 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
Idaho Brad Offline
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RR, did you get that pm I sent?

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#54893 - 09/15/10 10:32 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Idaho Brad]
RangerRob Offline
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I didn't. I may have deleted it by accident. Please resend.

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#54895 - 09/15/10 10:37 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Idaho Brad]
Serge Offline
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I was thinking about ways to stay in shape for ice-climbing season, besides the regular stuff (rock climbing, running, etc.) I would not try to drytool in the Gunks of course, but perhaps in some other locales? Catskills come to mind, because, well, rock is chossy for the most part and all scarred from mixed climbing anyway. Another idea I had was to find some dead trees and climb them. What do you all think about that?

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#54901 - 09/15/10 11:14 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Serge]
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I've drytooled in the Catskills.
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#54905 - 09/16/10 01:06 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Aya]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Originally Posted By: Aya
I've drytooled in the Catskills.


I've climbed dead trees.

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#54925 - 09/16/10 02:23 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
RangerRob Offline
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Mike is the expert on this particular topic

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#54959 - 09/17/10 01:09 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
chip Offline
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I have some rubber cover picks for my Grivels that I can use on my home wall, but rarely do so.

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#54992 - 09/18/10 10:29 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: chip]
Rickster Offline
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Dip the tips in that liquid plastic you put on tool handles. Pretty durable stuff and you can apply it as thin or thick as necessary for dry tooling on climbing walls. Or, use wooden holds on the wall for some bite that won't dull tips.

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#55121 - 09/21/10 09:58 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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From the ADK forecast:

The combination of clear skies and light winds will allow
temperatures to fall into the 26 to 32 degree range in the warning
area during the early morning hours on Tuesday... allowing for
widespread frost and a killing freeze to occur... especially in the
sheltered valleys. Frost will quickly dissipate as temperatures
warm quickly during the mid-morning hours on Tuesday.

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#55125 - 09/21/10 11:52 AM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
RangerRob Offline
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Scattered frost was forecast for western Ulster County this morning. I awoke with hopes of seeing crusty white grass. Alas, I was dissapointed:(

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#55432 - 10/05/10 12:35 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: RangerRob]
SkurdeyCat Offline
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Originally Posted By: RangerRob
roughly 5 months..........grrrr!

But hey i got my official AAC flask from the competition this spring. Jameson and ice...doesn't get any better!


Have you tried Baileys? I became a convert skiing last year, wouldn't touch the stuff when its above freezing point. It also must be fresh, so you have to finish the bottle each day!

If you want to drink cheap Irish whiskey, try Powers, much nicer than Jameson.

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#55435 - 10/05/10 03:02 PM Re: How long do I have to wait??? [Re: SkurdeyCat]
Welle Offline
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Loc: Western Slope
something tells me you'd sooner catch RR swinging pink tools than drinking Bailey's!

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