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Re: Upcoming Ice Fest
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 08:52:20 am »
How depressing. I really wish they wouldn't do these things.
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Re: Upcoming Ice Fest
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 12:10:34 pm »
Does that mean you're not completed STOKED and PUMPED?
Have a quiche, now, or maybe a tort.  You deserve it!
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Re: Upcoming Ice Fest
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 03:51:11 pm »
Pretty lame that they call RockSpot's guided clinic an 'Ice Fest'. They take a bunch of never-been outside the gym folks, gouge there wallets, and take em to a tope-rope spot for a day. Hardly an ice fest... "NO ICE CLIMBING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED"

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Re: Upcoming Ice Fest
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 11:42:02 am »
Pretty lame that they call RockSpot's guided clinic an 'Ice Fest'. They take a bunch of never-been outside the gym folks, gouge there wallets, and take em to a tope-rope spot for a day. Hardly an ice fest... "NO ICE CLIMBING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED"

where is RockSpot?
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Re: Upcoming Ice Fest
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2018, 01:46:48 pm »

where is RockSpot?

RI / MA based climbing gym with four locations.

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Re: Upcoming Ice Fest
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2018, 08:12:56 am »
So Rock spot thinks they’re gonna take over the Flume and leave top ropes up for nine days? Yeah right let’s see that happen without any problems from other climbers who want to use this resource! Stay the fuck in MA or RI and do this!

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Re: Upcoming Ice Fest
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2018, 03:03:58 pm »
The RockSpot thing has been going on since at least 2015, maybe earlier. It's actually kind of nice because you know just where they will be and how to avoid them. Some of the other events seem to be in a lot of places, and are harder to avoid (though not that hard really, if you skip the TR crags).



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Re: Upcoming Ice Fest
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 09:16:27 am »
Last year they were at the Kinsman Road cut. About 15 or 20 people at the road side, hanging out. I also seen them down at the Flume in previous years. Hanging about 5 or 6 ropes. I heard that they get down there around 6 AM to set up their ropes. They have been doing this for the past 4 or 5 years. Nice that they are advertising this. I know not to go there on that day. I'm not sure if they have the proper permits to guide on NF land or NH state parks.

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Re: Upcoming Ice Fest
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 09:37:31 am »
Their event info this year said they will have smaller groups this year.
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Re: Upcoming Ice Fest
« Reply #10 on: Today at 07:23:01 am »
I might have been a bit harsh in my first post. Its not about guides using resources - we have great local guides in the valley that climb all over - but a company using a resource for commercial purposes for that length of time that allot of “beginner” climbers use! They’re from MA and RI - I said stay in MA. They could certainly use the “Auburn ice canyon” or some other resource that isn’t as well traveled. Those places exist.

I don’t got to the flume so it’s not gonna affect me.