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mother_sheep


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Well, this will probably fail miserably but I thought it would be cool to get an ice/snow climbing partners thread going. My ice partner seems to have fallen off the planet so I have none now. I need one! I currently climb WI4 without flailing. I'm interested in trying alpine ice this year and leading WI3. Anyone else looking for ice/snow partners, post here so I can bombard you with PMs. Okay, so if you don't like me, post here anyway so someone else can bombard you. It's a good thing, really. :-)

I know this is a little premature since the ice hasn't formed but hey, some of us are EXCITED!!!!!!


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I wouldn't say you're premature at all!

A couple years ago I was swinging tools in Boulder Canyon on the second weekend of October; and if snow falls in the high country this week as expected, Lincoln Falls and other areas could be in even sooner. I was at Lumpy yesterday and saw that the Notch Couloir and Dream Weaver were holding solid white stripes pretty much from top to bottom. :)

I've had the ice itch lately too, let's see how the weather goes in the next couple of weeks.


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I wouldn't say you're premature at all!

A couple years ago I was swinging tools in Boulder Canyon on the second weekend of October; and if snow falls in the high country this week as expected, Lincoln Falls and other areas could be in even sooner. I was at Lumpy yesterday and saw that the Notch Couloir and Dream Weaver were holding solid white stripes pretty much from top to bottom. :)

I've had the ice itch lately too, let's see how the weather goes in the next couple of weeks.

Nice! After this weekend, my Sunday's are going to be free again. Is Dreamweaver any good this time of year? Or is that one climb that's best left for spring/early summer?


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The word is that the last two springs have made for perfect conditions in Dreamweaver, but it also comes into shape in the fall pretty frequently. Let's keep our fingers crossed!


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im looking for someone to do ice with, although im pretty new to it. so if someone is willing to climb with a rookie, sign me up.


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I like ice :wink:


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I like ice :wink:

http://thunder.prohosting.com/~vifc/quote6.jpg

ICE, ICE, BABY.


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My wife and I might want to join in on the ice festivities sometime. Been climbing ice for 2 years, but still a novice IMO.


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i've never poked ice with picks and stuff - but from what i hear, it seems like the thing that all of the cool kids are doing. can i talk someone into initiating me this winter?

[pathetic] ... please? [/pathetic]


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I am definitely interested, got back from Bolivia late July, where I climbed three routes (alpine ice up 55 degrees), and can't wait for snow/ice to come to Colorado. I will be back to Denver October 4th, let me know what you are planning.

Andrej


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can i talk someone into initiating me this winter?

I'm sure we can figure out how to bolt some crampons to that cast...and maybe we can weld a pick to your crutches, whip-it style...

Or, you could check out Chicks with Picks...http://www.chickswithpicks.net. I hear it's much more friendly and easy going than thier summer treking organization, "Bettys with Machetes"...


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haha, verrry funny. i should actually be off the crutches later this week. (yaaay!)

chicks with picks requires money - the best that i can offer is free beer.


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i've never poked ice with picks and stuff - but from what i hear, it seems like the thing that all of the cool kids are doing. can i talk someone into initiating me this winter?

[pathetic] ... please? [/pathetic]

Holy crap! I think I'm gonna faint! Amber wants to be put on ice??? Where is the real amber and what have you done to her?


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she has apparently moved to colorado and surrounded herself with a bunch of ice climbers. word on the street is that she's also smoke-free these days.


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she has apparently moved to colorado and surrounded herself with a bunch of ice climbers. word on the street is that she's also smoke-free these days.

Freezing your arss off will be a piece of cake compared to quitting smoking!! CONGRATS!!!!


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yeah, but will it be as easy for those who have to listen to my suffering?


tee hee.


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Oh sweet, ice climbing AND people to do it with. It's going to be a great winter. Count me in once the ice starts (and I learn a little).

But how do you get your feet to stay with those little rubber shoes? :wink:


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[quote="amber_chk"]chicks with picks requires money - the best that i can offer is free beer.[/quote]

hmmmmmmm.... Not only do I like Ice, I like ICE cold beer too!! :shock: :lol:


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yay! does that mean you'll teach me to ice climb for the mere cost of some kickass kolorado microbrew?

amber


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word on the street is that she's also smoke-free these days.



The best thing you could ever do for yourself!! Kudos to you girl!!!


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yay! does that mean you'll teach me to ice climb for the mere cost of some kickass kolorado microbrew?

amber

i've climbed for much less believe me!!! LOL!! :lol:


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sweet. pick me, pick me. :D


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You will be able to ice/mixed climb in Colorado in about three days. There is a huge winter storm pounding the mountains at this very moment, I suspect there will be storm ice on Long's Peak and in the North Face of NotchTop following this deluge. I was in the Tetons last week and the northern aspects on the Grand Teton are already quite heavily iced. The lowland stuff will come in November, I did Mixed Emotions (RMNP) last year 4 November, but this year that date may move more towards Halloween or earlier still as it is a cold and wet year. Vail was seeing some good ice by Thanksgiving last year, so this is a good time to get on the finger board and start pulling plastic with your tools. You can dry-tool anytime, a good frost is useful to hold the scissor blocks in place and that should be any day now, the sooner you start, the stronger you'll be when your projects form. If you are a rock climber looking to transition to ice you will prefer leashless as the leash will drive you nuts and your contact strength will allow you to hang on to the tool anyway. So what are you waiting for?


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So what are you waiting for?

Payday. :lol:


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Marketa and I went up to St. Mary's Glacier on last Sunday to do a little snow travel practice. It's pretty much all gone. There was some snow around in the notch, but it was raining, so we left. Some desperate snowboarders were coming down. They looked disappointed.

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