How long do I have to wait???

Posted by: RangerRob

How long do I have to wait??? - 06/24/10 12:05 PM

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!
Posted by: KathyS

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 06/24/10 01:00 PM

You could always go south...waaaaayyyyyy south. There's bound to be some ice down south of the equator somewhere.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 06/24/10 01:29 PM

Jameson and ice...doesn't get any better!

For those who can't wait, there's Jameson on the rocks.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 06/24/10 06:16 PM

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
Posted by: chip

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 06/24/10 11:22 PM

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.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/01/10 11:09 AM

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.
Posted by: Smike

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/01/10 12:56 PM

Fuuuuuuuuck yoooooou and you super nice weekday weather!
Posted by: Smike

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/01/10 12:58 PM

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....
Posted by: Welle

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/01/10 05:22 PM

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...
Posted by: mrhutt

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/02/10 05:08 PM

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.
Posted by: Smike

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/02/10 07:24 PM

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.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/02/10 07:44 PM

The forum is Ice Climbing and this thread is an argument about whiskies. Ya gotta love Gunks.com!
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/02/10 10:15 PM

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


There's a difference??
Posted by: chip

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/03/10 03:03 AM

Possibly the most active this section of gunks dot has been all year?!! In June!!!!
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/03/10 03:02 PM

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.
Posted by: Smike

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/03/10 03:32 PM

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.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/03/10 10:51 PM

Do NASCAR fans argue about beers?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/04/10 10:34 AM

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.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/04/10 02:08 PM

There are those who would argue about that first assertion. Note that Smike specified Budweiser.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/04/10 06:59 PM

Those who would argue over the taste difference between Coors and Bud are Philistines!
Posted by: oenophore

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/04/10 08:28 PM

And what is the ethnicity of whisky arguers?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/05/10 06:26 PM

uhhh....did I use that word correctly??
Posted by: Smike

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/06/10 10:03 PM

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?
Posted by: oenophore

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/07/10 12:12 AM

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.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/07/10 11:57 AM

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
Posted by: JenRed

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/07/10 12:59 PM

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!
Posted by: Welle

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/07/10 03:21 PM

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
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/08/10 11:48 AM

Okay, good to get the scoop from someone in the Biz!
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/18/10 12:21 PM

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!
Posted by: J@son

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 07/26/10 01:04 AM

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!
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 08/13/10 01:40 AM

3 months....plus or minus. 12 weeks!
Posted by: KathyS

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 08/13/10 12:56 PM

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.
Posted by: HR1

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 08/19/10 12:58 PM

Still too early for the first frost contest?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 08/19/10 07:42 PM

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.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 08/19/10 11:58 PM

36 F is forecast for tomorrow night up in the ADKs.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 08/20/10 01:02 AM

Was up in the Five Ponds Wilderness two weekends ago and it was 35 on Friday night.....lovely
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 09/15/10 12:24 PM

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
Posted by: Idaho Brad

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 09/15/10 09:16 PM

RR, did you get that pm I sent?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 09/15/10 10:32 PM

I didn't. I may have deleted it by accident. Please resend.
Posted by: Serge

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 09/15/10 10:37 PM

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?
Posted by: Aya

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 09/15/10 11:14 PM

I've drytooled in the Catskills.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 09/16/10 01:06 AM

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


I've climbed dead trees.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 09/16/10 02:23 PM

Mike is the expert on this particular topic
Posted by: chip

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 09/17/10 01:09 AM

I have some rubber cover picks for my Grivels that I can use on my home wall, but rarely do so.
Posted by: Rickster

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 09/18/10 10:29 PM

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.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 09/21/10 09:58 AM

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.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 09/21/10 11:52 AM

Scattered frost was forecast for western Ulster County this morning. I awoke with hopes of seeing crusty white grass. Alas, I was dissapointed:(
Posted by: SkurdeyCat

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 10/05/10 12:35 PM

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.
Posted by: Welle

Re: How long do I have to wait??? - 10/05/10 03:02 PM

something tells me you'd sooner catch RR swinging pink tools than drinking Bailey's!