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Offline ralbert20

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Odds on ice this weekend?
« on: December 06, 2013, 11:56:18 AM »
Other than Mt Washington?



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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 07:50:42 PM »
there might be something IF it really does get cold tomorrow. I would say that there might possibly be something on Willard by Sunday. but there isn't going to be anything that's really good in teh lower elevations.
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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 08:37:06 PM »
There damn well better be ...





... or I'm gonna whine a little bit. 

And then sulk.

Taking the tools out for a walk anyway!
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If it's overhanging, I'm probably off-route.

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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 07:34:43 AM »
doesn't look like it's going to really get cold until later tonight, Saturday. it was only down to 34 most of last night!
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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013, 05:23:48 PM »
Don't be a spoil-sport, Al!

Listen and believe...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTNheCEUP_A

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If it's overhanging, I'm probably off-route.

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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013, 07:26:24 PM »
Getting chilly...
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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2013, 10:04:08 PM »




Nothing to see here.  Move along, move along...
Dale
If it's overhanging, I'm probably off-route.

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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2013, 03:27:03 PM »
That got me excited. What climb is this?

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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 04:50:55 PM »
looks like Willey's sons snow

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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2013, 06:00:50 PM »
I'm going with Goofer's, "sons" the Prow.... ;)
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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 06:52:26 PM »
Definitely not Willey’s or Goofers’, though it reminds me of an early season Goofers.



Got my first 15cm screw about halfway to the anchor that year...

Come on Perswig, do tell!

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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2013, 07:33:24 PM »
Yeah my bad on "sons", darn auto correct, still going with willeys sans.....  snow, pretty sure i have racked gear off that horizontal white birch on the left

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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2013, 07:43:52 PM »
Wasn't Willy's, I did that yesterday, and it didn't look like that at all! Also did Elephant Head Gully to round out the day. Both were pretty fat, but it was COLD!

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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2013, 11:08:35 PM »
Frickin' nuts to think this is Willey's. No camera angle magic would make it look that steep. Just no.

EDIT: On that note could everyone stop climbing Willey's from bottom to top hunched over with two Nomics? You look ridiculous.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2013, 11:13:00 PM by DMan »

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Re: Odds on ice this weekend?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2013, 09:27:28 AM »
Who's Willey's son?  Waylon?  (grin)

And where's LL when we need French lessons?  Although he'd find some way to bring sport vs trad into the discussion of the proper use of sans in written work, I'm sure.


Haha!  Nice headfake, Tomcat!  Very sly.
DMan, that's a great shot of Goofer's.

Plenty of lurkers here know that my pics are from the upper slabs (or cataracts) on the dark side of Grafton Notch.  They get some spring-fed seepage from Old Speck, not totally reliant on snowmelt like much of the rest of the notch. 
I've solo'd some of the easier lines this early in the season in years past, where nothing else besides the streambed was in, but the ice up high can be plastic (albeit thin enough to preclude any chance of pro).

Those pics are of Tom, Troy and I on the climber's left slab, which has two slightly steeper lines than much of the rest of the options.  Still pretty mellow, took excellent screws, some mild plating.  Good warmup for off-the-couch climbing. 
The upper pitches, unfortunately,  summon up images of DMan's Quasimodo with Nomics.

I saw one car at the streambed turnout, but we didn't get a chance to check out conditions there or at the Amphitheater.  Moose Cave had some reasonable-looking ice but pretty limited.  The practice slabs over the beaver dam were barren, as was H-T.

Enjoy.
Dale


edit:  Just yanking, shred 123!  Sometimes auto-correct spews some funny stuff.  Welcome to the forum!

 

« Last Edit: December 10, 2013, 09:59:33 AM by perswig »
If it's overhanging, I'm probably off-route.