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phishphan


Jul 17, 2001, 10:57 PM
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I have always wanted to go ice climbing. Unfortunatly I live in the south. I don't personally know anyone who has been. So yall are my only link (besides books and research). I am not ready right now to do it. But are there any preparations I should know about? My ice climbing IQ is pretty low. So any info would be great.
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Lauren


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I just went for the first time this winter and had alot of fun. Gear is expensive so maybe if you can find somebody to try it with it would be alot easier. I don't really know that much aout it either.

Oh yeah, live in the south. Take a trip up north and find somebody on this sight who's willing to take you (that would probably be really easy). Hey, If you're ever planning to to come up to southern Ontario in the winter I'll see what I can do.

(Sorry if that wasn't much help.)

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What you should do is come up north during the summer and get to know the climbers there, and when the snow falls youll be in the right place for ice. New Hampshire is the place!!! Go to north Conway and youll see enough climbing to keep you buisey for a loooooonnnggg time.


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Kylewa..... That is excellent advise!
Im not usually for the guide thing but you make some excellent points. Climbing with a guide can provide some valuble experience, especially where ice is concerned.


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So what makes Ice so challenging? Is it hard to hold on? I have always wondered about this, but I've never tried it. Do you just hammer your axes and crampons into the ice and go? I know there's more to it than that...


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Phish: the prep work consists of getting used to the cold and getting good at not fumbling gear while bundled up in lotsa clothes. Get a job working in an icehouse in Tulsa for starters, then work up to the DRY ice house over time.. And getting your but moved to the northlands.


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I will be making my first ice climbing trip this february also. I will be going to ouray ice park in Colorado. My partner went last year and he highly recommended it. Get a guide and rent all the gear and climb on.


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Phish: I love ice so if you get up to Canada, I can show you some of the places in Ontario. I can also recommend the Adirondacks from experience. By next month I will be able to tell you a little about NH as I will be making a trip there after Christmas.
I won't turn you into an ice guru but if you want to give me a belay, I would be happy to show you how ice climbers stop from freezing their sweet butts. Canadians are good at that
Even if I am originally a Brit.


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