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Author Topic: Mt. Willard  (Read 1299 times)

nuts

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Mt. Willard
« on: December 22, 2012, 07:50:49 PM »

Anyone venture up onto Willard today or hear word of conditions?
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 08:58:38 PM »

Mechanical Chris was in there... he mentioned dismal but I have no details... given the weather in the valley I would think...things are starting to look great up there fast... but I'm heading to Jersey for the holiday instead
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 10:01:38 PM »

Not good right now, but getting better is what I heard. It's getting colder now by  the hour so I would be things will be solid again by Monday.
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 08:31:30 AM »

Chris,
Upper Hitchcock, The Cleft were in good condition as of this past Thursday. East face right was climbable but probably took a hit with the rain on Friday and warm temps yesterday. Monkey wrench was in rough shape even last week with the last 25' solid rock and running water...exciting...but a bit of a PITA. Lower Hitchcock will be junk.

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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 09:08:05 AM »

Went up Monkey Wrench to Upper Hitchcock to the summit yesterday.
Monkey Wrench was a little messy through the notch but fun. Upper Hitchcock was really nice actually.
Saw multiple parties go up the cleft.
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 12:05:41 PM »

Yah Dave...that top-out on Monkey was a bit interesting last week. East Face slabs Right are looking good too!
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 07:46:02 PM »

Glad to here the Cleft getting a lot of early season traffic... that is a hidden gem...
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 10:32:40 PM »

Love the cleft!!!! So much fun!!! 8)
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 08:35:48 AM »

Climbed Willy's Slab yesterday. Pretty good ice, a little thin in spots, and open water in the streambed at the top. Definitely in.

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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 06:34:05 PM »

All this talk of ice climbs.. it scares the FUCK out of me
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012, 08:14:07 PM »

All this talk of ice climbs.. it scares the FUCK out of me

For real being you have been climbing twice as long as i have been alive and exposed to climbing most of that ice climbing really scares you? I feel like you voice this at least once a season so i am inclined to believe you...
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2012, 11:31:05 PM »

All this talk of The Cleft has me thinking about climbing it on Saturday.... Think this most recent snowfall will have any adverse effects? insight anyone?
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2012, 11:37:15 PM »

Hey All, new poll/comment space on this post:
Top reasons Strand Hates (not really fears, when he's scared, he climbs better) Ice Climbing.
1. It's too easy.
2. It's all aid.
3. If you are placing a screw while hanging from a tool, you may as as well be rap-bolting, and John don't play that!
4. Ice Climbing requires WAY too much gear.
5. John hates Ice climbing because the beer gets too cold. :-\


Any other reasons y'all can think of?
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2012, 07:11:17 AM »

One more JJ-- the pretty young ladies don't just wear tank tops and tights ice climbing! that aspect has ALMOST brought him into sport climbing in recent years :-\
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Re: Mt. Willard
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2012, 09:04:58 AM »

Ice is for cocktails?
9 months of the year fish swim in it?

Ok I admit i stole those from Ed :P
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