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falling down
« on: January 27, 2002, 07:05:46 PM »

my friend Mason & I went over to Frankenstein to climb this moring (Sunday) at about 8am. there were 4 other cars already in the lot. it looked as if most folks wer up at Arethusa.

we opted Pegasus 'cause it looked the most interesting. it was in fair shape, but the pillars were cracked across about 2/3 of the way up. I led it & felt it was in pretty much grade 4 shape. the direct finish was not doable as there was no ice, only rock. I had to finish up the mixed rock corner on the left under the belay tree. tricky as the ground isn't frozen so I was rooting around in the loose dirt for a stick. while Mason was coming up the pillar, the lower main curtain of Chia let go!whew, what a sound. I was glad that no one was in the area. the ice is really getting beat up!

when we left at 11:30 there were about 20 cars & still not all that many people on the normal climbs. I guess it was a "banner" day at Arethusa!

we're scheduled for a lot more warm weather the rest of the week. if this continues we'll have an early rock season for sure. who will be the first on the South Buttress or Humphrey's? <grin>

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Re: falling down
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2002, 07:30:01 AM »

with all the warm weather brian and i  opted for the Mordor Wall yesterday. it was great, a little wet on the second pitch traverse but a good time. I am PYSCHED for rock season. Al we will definetly have to hit up tranquility, you will cruise that thing, in my opinion that 10 we did jacobs ladder, is a touch harder.......I bet tranquility is dry now
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Re: falling down
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2002, 12:39:55 PM »

there is someone on the Prow right now. it's a trip, looking past them to the upper part of Goofer's that still has ice in it. amazing! if this crap keeps up I'm ready to ROCK! the South Butt has been dry off and on over the past week. one of these days when it's 50 and sunny it will be 60 on that face! who will be the first? I'm starting to get ANTSY.

I agree about Tranquility Jay. I know I can do the do. I'm also working out at the gym to keep in shape. when I did Pegasus I felt like I could hang on the vertical ice all day. <g>.

sounds like the Mordor was fun. I gotta get that aid thang happening. I got a set of new jugs for my birthday last November & I have 2 aiders. 2 more & I'm set. I followed Mines last summer & thought it was the balls.

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2002, 05:49:00 PM »

Oh Ye of Little Faith:

The forecast is for cold and wet all week, followed by cold and less wet.  The ice is building as we speak.  

Go drag your stinky little girly rock shoes out of the bowels of the closet if you like.  I am sharpening my tools.
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Re: falling down
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2002, 08:11:57 AM »

....so that RP can have them dulled by bashing through the verglass to the underlying rock   ;D

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Re: falling down
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2002, 08:46:36 AM »

We climbed some thick stuff right here in the valley this morning...not Cathedral but not far away.  Supposed to be in the single digits tonight...anyone who thinks winter is gone is in for a big surprise! ;D
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Re: falling down
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2002, 01:14:00 PM »

of course you could take a trip up to Lake Willoughby & climb some BIG ice. <g> tho it ain't what it usually is, it ain't too bad.

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