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Gmburns2000


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35 pitches in Antarctica (on rock!)
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Pretty amazing new route on rock in Antarctica.

...first ascent of a major new route on the northeast ridge of the Ulvetanna

They were freeing the route at -13F. <---Shocked


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insane...My low temp is 38 degrees!


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Mine is about 50, unless it's in the sun then I'll go to about 45. One of those pics shows him climbing a thin crack barehanded at -25 C.


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Finger cracks probably hurt a lot less when you can't feel your fingers.


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theextremist04 wrote:
Finger cracks probably hurt a lot less when you can't feel your fingers.
The cold makes it so much worst! Couldn't imagine -15. I'd just dry tool the route at that point


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theextremist04 wrote:
Finger cracks probably hurt a lot less when you can't feel your fingers.

heh - you have a point. Laugh


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The coldest rock I've been able to handle is -5c and that was for very short periods. Having cold hands added a scare factor because I had no idea if I was hanging on to anything good.


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meanandugly wrote:
The coldest rock I've been able to handle is -5c and that was for very short periods. Having cold hands added a scare factor because I had no idea if I was hanging on to anything good.

This clearly shows my inexperience with cold, alpine rock, but I would have assumed at those temps the rock would be pretty solid (i.e. - frozen enough that it doesn't really matter)


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
meanandugly wrote:
The coldest rock I've been able to handle is -5c and that was for very short periods. Having cold hands added a scare factor because I had no idea if I was hanging on to anything good.

This clearly shows my inexperience with cold, alpine rock, but I would have assumed at those temps the rock would be pretty solid (i.e. - frozen enough that it doesn't really matter)
I interpreted that as not knowing how good your jams are. You base your opinion on how good a hold is based on feelings from your hands.


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I wasn't hand jamming.


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theextremist04 wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
meanandugly wrote:
The coldest rock I've been able to handle is -5c and that was for very short periods. Having cold hands added a scare factor because I had no idea if I was hanging on to anything good.

This clearly shows my inexperience with cold, alpine rock, but I would have assumed at those temps the rock would be pretty solid (i.e. - frozen enough that it doesn't really matter)
I interpreted that as not knowing how good your jams are. You base your opinion on how good a hold is based on feelings from your hands.

while I suck at jamming, I misunderstood what you said when you said you had no idea if you were hanging on to anything good. It seems you meant to say that you wanted a good jam. I thought you were talking about the quality of rock.

Sorry for the confusion.

edit: clarity Crazy


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