Lake willoughby

Posted by: donald perry

Lake willoughby - 03/05/14 08:48 PM

Need climbing partner, if you got no loot no problem. Anyone interested?
Posted by: curmudgeon

Re: Lake willoughby - 03/06/14 12:44 PM

How about this guy? smirk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VykqqONDFO8
Posted by: donald perry

Re: Lake willoughby - 03/20/14 01:53 AM

lol
Posted by: donald perry

Re: Lake willoughby - 03/20/14 12:56 PM

I guess the moral of the story is not to start a climb on slush, 40 degree days, or under water running under the ice, as you go the pro gets worse and worse until it becomes non-existent.

These are not the 5.15's of ice climbing, they are what are either impossible and insane.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...e=3&theater

Photo of climber on 20' high road cut on 87 southbound.
Posted by: donald perry

Re: Lake willoughby - 03/21/14 01:55 PM

here are some other videos of falling climbers:

http://willgadd.com/ice-climbing-is-not-rock-climbing/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlf33o5drEU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hN1mlx8ee4

I think it is a good idea to clip into your ice axes with a shock absorber AND have chest harness with a hook on it if you are a beginner AND have an extra tool. These guys are not tied into their tools. One climber pulls OUT on his tool till it pulls out.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Lake willoughby - 03/21/14 02:13 PM

That first one on Will's blog has been picked apart ad nauseum and is now just a pil eof bleached white bones lying in the desert. Watching the last one when the leader puts a screw about 6 feet off the ground.....that's probably your first hint. It's not rock climbing. Putting in screws still takes time and energy. Wasting that energy on a worthless screw only means you are more likely to fall higher up where that screw will do no good.
Posted by: donald perry

Re: Lake willoughby - 03/21/14 02:16 PM

yep
Posted by: donald perry

Re: Lake willoughby - 03/31/14 01:46 PM

Well, I made it to the top on the slow train, no thanks to you guys.







It took my sandbagged partner 6 hours to follow the last pitch in -10 degrees. I'm glad we did not have to rap off, even though I left fixed V threads all the way up.



Snow was waist deep to the snowmobile trail. The crux was the easy mixed traverse in the beginning and standing around on the top in the breezes waiting around all night.


Posted by: donald perry

Re: Lake willoughby - 04/02/14 02:03 AM

check out my blood test:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/redirecti...257441147769178

I chelated everything out of my body.

Everyone should get one of these tests.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Lake willoughby - 04/02/14 09:41 AM

Originally Posted By: donald perry
check out my blood test:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/redirecti...257441147769178

I chelated everything out of my body.

Everyone should get one of these tests.
What does this have to do with Lake Willoughby?
Posted by: donald perry

Re: Lake willoughby - 04/04/14 12:17 PM

This is the reason why I am not climbing as good as I could.

But to be truthful ... nothing.

To be honest I did not think anyone would notice, there is not much going on here, as much as there was last year, I guess people are doing other things with their time.

So ... I guess you are not interested in commenting on either of these topics. Would you like it on a train?
Posted by: chip

Re: Lake willoughby - 04/07/14 02:53 PM

Nice pictures with the report. Thanks.