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Alpine07


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Take a look at this: http://www.accuweather.com/...ate=2009-07-15_20:10 Wooooooo!


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I can hear the sound of file on metal from here.


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sungam wrote:
I can hear the sound of file on metal from here.

The funny thing is, when I started this thread I had just been thinking about how I need to start sharpening the tools and crampons. I am way too predictable. Cool


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Alpine07 wrote:
sungam wrote:
I can hear the sound of file on metal from here.

The funny thing is, when I started this thread I had just been thinking about how I need to start sharpening the tools and crampons. I am way too predictable. Cool
Or maybe it's just that great minds think alike.


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sungam wrote:
Alpine07 wrote:
sungam wrote:
I can hear the sound of file on metal from here.

The funny thing is, when I started this thread I had just been thinking about how I need to start sharpening the tools and crampons. I am way too predictable. Cool
Or maybe it's just that great minds think alike.

Ah yes, that must be it eh?


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shit, last winter was pretty damn snowy too. looks like fun.


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Frost advisory upstate NY: http://forecast.weather.gov/...wwa=frost%20advisory


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That's it! I'm moving to eff'n South America. Mad


Alpine07


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And so it starts... Hehe. ICE ICE ICE ICE!!!


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This is beautiful guys it's getting in me too. I can't wait for the ice!

Of course I'm going to be in MT.... warmer and drier than the last 2 years? bleh!


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Killing frost in upstate NY: http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=aly&wwa=special%20weather%20statement


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I want to try ice this year. Any suggestions of how to get started? I don't want to buy equipment etc...I don't know if I will like it or not.

Thoughts?


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Ask around the local climbing community. You'll most likely find someone willing to take you along to try it out. Bring your harness, warm boots (you can learn in beefy hiking boots or snowboard boots, but ice-specific boots are much easier to use!), plenty of layers (synthetic), something "puffy" to belay in, two pairs of gloves (one small dexterous pair for climbing...this pair will get wet, so you'll want a pair of warm dry gloves or mitts for belaying), helmet, glasses, and extra wool socks.

A thermos full of your favorite hot beverage is a good way to keep partners (as long as you share!). High calorie foods to snack on during the day will help you stay warm (nuts, chocolate, ect...), again, share!

Oh, and you can't go wrong if you show up at a local ice spot (fully prepared), and ask if you can "try it out" on someone's toprope. Again, tasty snacks and warm drinks can improve your chances.

Glen Onoko falls has some very regular locals that go up nearly every day of the week (when the ice is in). Birdsboro gets ice occasionally from what I hear, and I think that is closer to you, so you might want to look into that as well.


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joeforte wrote:
but ice-specific boots are much easier to use!)...

Glen Onoko falls has some very regular locals that go up nearly every day of the week (when the ice is in).

Thanks for your reply. I have had plenty of folks offer, I just need to find some ice boots. No one in this area rents boots. Maybe I will try Rock and Snow at the gunks.

Is Glen Onoko near Jim Thorpe?


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gblauer wrote:
joeforte wrote:
but ice-specific boots are much easier to use!)...

Glen Onoko falls has some very regular locals that go up nearly every day of the week (when the ice is in).

Thanks for your reply. I have had plenty of folks offer, I just need to find some ice boots. No one in this area rents boots. Maybe I will try Rock and Snow at the gunks.

Is Glen Onoko near Jim Thorpe?
When I wanted to try ice climbing I bought a pair of second hand boots for $60. I actually wore these poor fitting boots for the first couple of seasons, but have now upgraded to a much nicer and better fitting pair of boots.

But I take size 42/42.5, a pretty common size. It'll be harder to find a pair of ice boots second hand for the smaller feet you have (but I did find a pair of boots for a friend who wears W7 last year for $80, so they're out there).


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I know Rock and Snow rents boots, poons and tools, as I have done so. I think the Mountaineer in Keene Valley, NY does too.


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All good suggestions. The way that I got into ice was by hanging around climbing shops all the time trying to meet climbers. It worked. Got on a trip to NH, and from there the bank account has suffered. Then came aid climbing... I don't think it will ever recover...


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gblauer wrote:
joeforte wrote:
but ice-specific boots are much easier to use!)...

Glen Onoko falls has some very regular locals that go up nearly every day of the week (when the ice is in).

Thanks for your reply. I have had plenty of folks offer, I just need to find some ice boots. No one in this area rents boots. Maybe I will try Rock and Snow at the gunks.

Is Glen Onoko near Jim Thorpe?

Yeah, Glen Onoko is in Jim Thorpe.

I bought my girlfriend some ice boots on ebay for $55 shipped. For the price of renting boots twice, you could OWN a pair. Then if you get really into it, you can shell out the $$$ for the specific model you want, and have a backup pair for a friend to use. A used pair of leather ice boots has many uses in the winter besides climbing. They are great for hiking in the snow, shoveling your driveway, ect... Considering most boots cost 300-500 new, and are built to last 10-15 years, spending $50-100 on a used pair is a great investment.


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tigerlilly wrote:
I know Rock and Snow rents boots, poons and tools, as I have done so. I think the Mountaineer in Keene Valley, NY does too.

Those are the two places-- I have rented boots, crampons & tools from both shops.


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That's it. I'm going to go hotwire every SUV in my neighborhood and let em idle until their owners get back. Global warming can't get here soon enough. If I never see another snowflake in my life, I'd be so much happier.


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Snowing in Colorado!! Several inches already at about 8k!!

Ice, Ice, Ice!!


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dudemanbu wrote:
That's it. I'm going to go hotwire every SUV in my neighborhood and let em idle until their owners get back. Global warming can't get here soon enough. If I never see another snowflake in my life, I'd be so much happier.

Chris, I like you and all... But you're retarded.


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The last three years have been very snowy in the North East. Two years ago was very heavy, with resorts closing with top to bottom snow and
several cities in the NE US and Canada breaking all time snowfall records.
Last winter Maine broke it's all time record low with -48 F and Westhampton NY set a record at -14 F.
Yeah!


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dr_feelgood wrote:
dudemanbu wrote:
I'm going to go hotwire every SUV in my neighborhood and let em idle until their owners get back. Global warming can't get here soon enough.

Chris, I like you and all... But you're retarded.

This is almost signature worthy, me thinks.


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Model Predicts Winter of Extremes

And here is an "October Outlook" for all you Canadians out there. Canada October Outlook


Hopefully Joe Bastardi's annual winter forecast comes out soon... It is usually quite accurate.

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