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Offline richslezak

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perhaps a FRA or variation
« on: March 09, 2010, 10:50:31 AM »
On Saturday 3.6.10 at 11am Mike and I climbed what seems to be a rare route that does not come in all the time. I think that Paul Cormier may have climbed this in the mid 80's. Nightclimber posted a FRA close to our line and called it Deranged. I believe that our line and Deranged are two diferent lines or variations of the same area, not sure but wanted to post here. Regardless if this is a FRA or not It was a fun climb, the ice was thin in many places and detached. It sounded hollow and took in only stubies.

When we arrived there was lots of snow at the base and no signs of tool marks or screw holes. Looked like no one was on it for a long time.

our line is in orange




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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 11:54:08 AM »
Cool, good for getting on something different, FA or not!
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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 01:45:51 PM »
Cool, good for getting on something different, FA or not!


exactly FA or not it was fun

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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 05:49:34 PM »
I say thats cool someone else climbed it. When i climbed it the ice to the right up high,was not so good. so i stepped left and found a place for a solid piton. Judging by the line you put on the pic, we climbed pretty much the same line, except the last 10 ft or so over the last steep. So call it what you will, Fa variation or whatever. I thought if the ice was a little better staying right made more sense. it is a cleaner line to the same finish. I am very surprised to hear that here is still ice on it!

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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 07:03:58 AM »
Ahhh, another FA witha a mystery pin on it ;)


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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 09:22:12 AM »
 :o Like f'a with bolts ! Just let some lichen grow back and voila !

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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2010, 10:18:02 PM »
the pin is no mystery to me, i put it there! ::)

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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2010, 08:01:22 AM »
Just a little dig at the author.. who is fond of posting FA's with a a mystery pin  ;)

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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2010, 09:31:28 AM »
At least it's not a wooden wedge

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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2010, 11:15:38 AM »
I can't ever see 'the author' and not chuckle a little.  Where did he go, he was posting up for a while.
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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2010, 11:49:16 AM »
I have been following this post and now am completely confused as to what people are talking about

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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2010, 12:04:30 PM »
Rich you are very confused indeed. the author is a fixed wooden wedge, who apparently has been removed.

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Re: perhaps a FRA or variation
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2010, 01:22:14 PM »
Rich you are very confused indeed. the author is a fixed wooden wedge, who apparently has been removed.

Thanks for clarifying Strandman! When the word "author" was mentioned I thought it was referring to me since I made the post he he