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Offline Marc

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100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« on: April 09, 2006, 01:35:48 pm »
We did a route up a big pine tree in the back yard that is due to be cut down.  It's hero ice conditions, and either 3+ or 5+ depending on what side of the tree you're on.  There is currently a toprope on the tree for ease of access.

Anyone with axes, crampons, and a sense of humor is welcome to give it a shot.
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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006, 11:14:51 pm »
pictures please???
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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2006, 05:29:20 pm »
Great, not only is the tree going to be cut down, but you torture it beforehand. You do know that plants, particularly trees, communicate distress to one another? They really do "scream". I bet, if it is not already cut down, that sap is pouring out of it's wounds. Get some sensitivity man.  :'(
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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2006, 07:46:05 pm »
Lots of time on your hands lol :)

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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2006, 08:30:41 pm »
mark, do you stir at night plagued by the screams of all the plants and lichen you've scraped to death...... or do you sit comfortably and warm your toes on their smoldering carcasses?.... Kevin
oh yeah, that 60 foot beech you cleaved from the ground with that boulder is something else... yikes....

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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2006, 08:17:58 am »
Mark, you have no ground to stand on here. You took out a mature beech tree with that trundle.I am very curious to hear your side of the story on this. Todd   

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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006, 11:21:48 am »
hey guys, lay off the Mark boy now. I think he is just indulging in a (albiet warped) sense of humor here.

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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2006, 03:10:43 pm »
Mark's tree killing was quick and painless, the tree did not suffer.  I bet the tree never 'saw' it coming and never knew what hit it.  Probably never had a chance to scream.  If I were a tree that's the way I'd want to go.

And hey, Kevin, is there anything you are not judgmental about?

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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2006, 09:22:30 am »
Me warped? I am offended. If it is so, I plead sleep deprivation. Plant communication is true though.

http://www.edwardwillett.com/Columns/plantcommunication.htm

http://www.newfrontier.com/2/bk1.htm

I was bummed about the beach tree, but better the tree than possibly several humans. That rock was barely hanging on and there was a belay ledge about twenty five feet directly below, as well as a popular trail, besides, it was Fu-un. What power! Of course I said a little prayer for the tree and any insects that might have been killed.

I have noticed that I haven't suffered from cold toes the last few years. Hmmm?
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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2006, 09:32:39 am »
Thanks for the clarification. Just woindering, are there any sporto's stuck under that rock? Todd

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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2006, 12:03:52 pm »
No. There might be some Traddies though. I found some gear that fell out from behind the flake.  :o
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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2006, 07:04:55 am »
Plant communication is true though.

http://www.edwardwillett.com/Columns/plantcommunication.htm

http://www.newfrontier.com/2/bk1.htm



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Re: 100' Drytool pitch in downtown North Conway!
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2006, 03:59:21 pm »
I,ve known not a few pines, and have invariably found them to be majestic fellows. Sadly, that didn,t prohibit me from installing some nice wide pine flooring at my place.