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ill continue to go hike 4-10 miles and ice boulder or solo stuff



You're f---ing hard core man... :lol:

yeah, about as hard core as a No.2 Pencil Lead


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An ice park in Idaho Springs? I like it... Time to get the drill out.


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Looking for an ice partner for Sunday.

Would like to go to Loch Vale. PM or email me!!!


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On a lark, I drove up to St. Mary's Glacier today. Man, there was a huge white mass covering the Continental Divide that oozed over into the Front Range. Oddly enough, though, it didn't extend much beyond that. So it was sunny driving up and parking. Hiking up to the moraine lake was windy and partly cloudy. Once at the glacier, you could see this howling windstorm of snow and cloud pouring down the gulley above the glacier. It would whiteout for a few seconds at a time and generally was hard to stand in. Some backcountry skiiers in front of me bailed. I hiked up a bit and then finally decided to get out of the wind. I dug a small snow cave for grins and waited a bit, but the storm didn't abate. Of course, now I'm back in full sun down in Wheat Ridge. Far out, man.


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On a lark, I drove up to St. Mary's Glacier today. Man, there was a huge white mass covering the Continental Divide that oozed over into the Front Range. Oddly enough, though, it didn't extend much beyond that. So it was sunny driving up and parking. Hiking up to the moraine lake was windy and partly cloudy. Once at the glacier, you could see this howling windstorm of snow and cloud pouring down the gulley above the glacier. It would whiteout for a few seconds at a time and generally was hard to stand in. Some backcountry skiiers in front of me bailed. I hiked up a bit and then finally decided to get out of the wind. I dug a small snow cave for grins and waited a bit, but the storm didn't abate. Of course, now I'm back in full sun down in Wheat Ridge. Far out, man.

Sounds like a typical Colorado day. 8^)


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Anyone else up in the mountains today on Sunday? I was curious to see how far this snow storm extended. The snowfall was pretty light, but the wind was pretty strong. Driving back down 6 I saw plenty of ice in Clear Creek Canyon and not one person climbing it. There was full sun on Highlander and one party that I could see. Wish I had headed there instead!


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I took a ride on Sunday as well and I'll be honest, the ice dosen't look very good. I wouldn't climb that crap right now. :( Maybe in a few weeks.


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I took a ride on Sunday as well and I'll be honest, the ice dosen't look very good. I wouldn't climb that crap right now. :( Maybe in a few weeks.

Where? Ice is getting better and better by the day all over the Front Range. CCC is nice and iced. Lots of stuff forming on the I-70 corridor really well. Where is Holden???

Tim,

zozo, myself and my friend Michael were up in the mountians yesterday. We were standing atop Bierstadt before most people even had their breakfast. The temps from about 13k' and up were about 20 below zero and the wind was whipping. As we were descending, the snow began to fall but it looks like it never made its way to Denver.
Here is what it looked like on the summit:
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=44866
Photo by zozo.
I forgot goggles and my eyes were literally gouped up w/ice. fun!


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Me and the missus climbed Hayes Creek Falls yesterday, it was Fat! Rifle is coming in pretty good, I'll hit that tomorrow before work. Glad to hear I-70 is coming in. Anbody care to join us this next weekend in Redstone or Marble?

Tim


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Thanks for the report!

My wife and I are going to try and get up there after the hollidays to see some friends and swing the tools. Do you know what kind of shape the Avocado Gully and Marble Falls are in?

Thanks,

BG


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Not sure about Avocado Gully, but I was told by some guys at Hayes that Marble is coming in pretty good but still translucent in areas. I'm going to wait a couple of weeks and check it out then. 'll keep the reprts coming.

Climb on,

Tim


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Hey I just moved to Boulder from Gunnison this summer and am looking for anyone to climb some ice with. I've mostly done toproping in Ouray and around Gunnison. I haven't led anything above WI2. I've climbed some easier routes in the park dreamweaver, lambslide and others. I'm just looking for anyone who wants to go to some crags but don't mind hooking up with some burl master and following them up some gnarly stuff. Either way if you're looking for some one to climb with give me a shout. Chris


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Congrats to mother_sheep, she lead on ice today for the first time. Four pitches of WI3, all in good style.


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HaHa!!! Who's that on the left wearing the "Texas Gore-Tex"????

Remember kids....cotton kills!!

I'm starting to think about climbing again(not that I ever really stop!)....Ice sounds like fun....

Hmmmmmm.....

josh


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Thanks! We had a fun day. Here are some shots from today, which will also give you a good idea how the ice a Silverplume has formed.

The climbers:

Sharpie
http://groups.msn.com/...=4675501099406711087

mother_sheep
http://groups.msn.com/...=4675501099508867679

Sharpie
http://groups.msn.com/...=4675501099434251371

baaaaaaaaa
http://groups.msn.com/...=4675501099184777401

sharpie
http://groups.msn.com/...=4675501099241200545

sheep
http://groups.msn.com/...=4675501099212742410

sharpie

http://groups.msn.com/...=4675501099364509056

sheep
http://groups.msn.com/...=4675501099316214535


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Nice! Finally, some good pictures of friends ice climbing. Have a good day at Shelf tomorrow. I'll be in Eldo enjoying the good weather.


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sheep and sharpie...

those pictures are really great but i must say that you are off the christmas list. anybody that can do that on any given sunday does NOT need anything under the tree. :wink:

nice leads.

r.r.


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So in a way ice climbing is like sex.....now that ive done it once i'd kinda like to do it again....and again and again and again.


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So I guess you could say that I popped your cherry Zozo!


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So I guess you could say that I popped your cherry Zozo!

I think Dave prefers the term "deflowered"...



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Congrats to mother_sheep, she lead on ice today for the first time.

Oh...and I guess you could say that I popped yours.... :wink:



Lots of "first times" this weekend. Nice work Dave, welcome to the addiction.


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So I guess you could say that I popped your cherry Zozo!

I think Dave prefers the term "deflowered"...



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Congrats to mother_sheep, she lead on ice today for the first time.

Oh...and I guess you could say that I popped yours.... :wink:



Lots of "first times" this weekend. Nice work Dave, welcome to the addiction.

Actually, Geo popped my cherry.
Aaron popped my lead cherry (1st time I was on top).
And yesterday I was on top all morning as I deflowered Dave for hours and then while he was doing his own dealea-o I decided to master. . . . (I went solo).

I feel so dirty.
DOH!


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(loosens collar)....is it just me or is all of the ice melting...???


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And yesterday I was on top all morning as I deflowered Dave for hours

You would think I would remember something like that? They say the mind is the first thing to go.

How was I? I think you said my techniques was flawless.


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And yesterday I was on top all morning as I deflowered Dave for hours

You would think I would remember something like that? They say the mind is the first thing to go.

How was I? I think you said my techniques was flawless.

I think thats "leashless" buddy..... ;)
:P


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Does anyone know if the ice out at Black Lake is worth the hike? I've received conflicting information. If you've been out there lately, please respond. Thank you!

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