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Author Topic: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012  (Read 1280 times)

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so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« on: December 01, 2012, 06:37:50 PM »

cold and snow...heck, seems like winter to me.  :P  I had made plans over a week ago to go to Portsmouth to visit friends and ride the MTB in the woods, so I did that. 24-27 degrees and light snow all day. perfect! ended our 12.5 mile ride with a trip up Mt A. man was that fun...

what did you do?
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 07:30:28 PM »

Woke up to snow and 24 so went to the hadley gym with mrs eyebolter and the baby.  I did see plenty of hot chicks (where were they 30 years ago?) and i onsighted the pink route, so it wasn't a total waste. Hoping to get outside on the rocks tommorrow, but well see. 
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 07:32:07 PM »

I woke up REAL late this morn.  We took a cruise up Willey's Slide in the afternoon.  It was plastic fantastic!  It would've taken 16's the whole way. We just didn't place many because the ice felt so damn sticky.
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 07:42:23 PM »

that's
...Willey's Slide in the afternoon.  It was plastic fantastic!  It would've taken 16's the whole way.

that's good to know. had anyone gone up there earlier?
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 08:06:36 PM »

Went to the gym, caught up briefly with old friends, set a route (which I am sure Ward will be able to onsight on lead - .11c or so).  Then participated in a charity Climbathon put on by Urban Peaks.  I can barely lift my arms now and need to ice my poor fingers tonight.

It was a good workout day.  Too busy to notice the hot young chicks! My loss.
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 08:55:20 PM »

that's
...Willey's Slide in the afternoon.  It was plastic fantastic!  It would've taken 16's the whole way.

that's good to know. had anyone gone up there earlier?

No tracks in the snow.
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 07:20:30 AM »

DWT: how was the walk off? Did you come down the trail climber's left?
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 09:24:03 AM »

Not really the weekend but Friday, went up to do Pinnacle. While my partner was making a deposit in the Pinkham center I looked at the sign in.
A party of three had signed out at 4:00am to climb Pinnacle. We hit the trail at 8:30 arriving at the base at 10:30. The other party had just arrived minutes before (apparently 6 1/2 hours on the approach)  and were starting on the snow a full pitch below the ice. One party member had clearly never ice climbed. We moved on. They signed out at 8:45pm. Holy cow, that's some persistence.
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 10:37:19 AM »

so Dave, what did you end up doing up there on Friday? I've heard good things about Odell.

6 1/2 hour approach...sheesh!
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2012, 02:52:10 PM »

so Dave, what did you end up doing up there on Friday? I've heard good things about Odell.

6 1/2 hour approach...sheesh!

In fairness to the other party, the talus was pretty bad, but maybe not that bad.
Odells looked very good.
We Headed down from Pinnacle and missed the cutoff over to Odells and ended back at the boulders, realizing what we had done we headed back up to the cutoff,
sat, had a bite and started laughing. It was 1:00 and we were kinda beat up, good wake up call on the physical conditioning.
In retrospect I wish I had just walked up the snow slope and started climbing the right side of Pinnacle and be done with it.


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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2012, 03:36:05 PM »

Soloed Left Hand Monkey Wrench to the Cleft. Great day up there...cold as hell though.
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2012, 04:58:52 PM »

Climbed the big slab on the south side of Grafton. Pretty good ice, used stubbies most of the way.

Special Thanks to my climbing partner, who in a very nice move hooked my thigh loop with his ax grip as I slid by him on low angle ice in the walk off, stopping what would have been a hairy crash into trees. Thanks, Ben . . .

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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2012, 09:06:20 PM »

I sat in an excavator all of Saturday setting boulders to keep the banks retained along the parking spot in my driveway...  Then had a company dinner (and a NICE Christmas bonus) in Portsmouth Saturday night.  Came home and drank with friends until about 1-2 am and spent this morning recovering before we took the kids ice skating this afternoon. :D  Before I came home I spent a few dollars of the bonus on some gear at EMS....

No climbing, but still a good weekend!
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2012, 10:21:13 PM »

No climbing, but still a good weekend!

Sounds like a very good, and productive, weekend!
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Re: so what did you do this weekend? 12/1/2012
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 10:47:05 PM »

Work Saturday followed by potluck dinner with friends and catchup on Sons of Anarchy (almost up to date) and some Alpine adventuring in the Big Slide/ Short Stack area on the side of Lafayette :)
... back to the grind tomorrow!!!
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