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spring rock bug
« on: March 16, 2014, 08:00:20 AM »
I am starting to get the spring rock bug. Seems like most years I do a fairly big climb in march that completly satisfies me. last year it was Ragnarock. This year the tipping point was Reign Of Terror at The Lake. Perfect day, perfect partner. Big somewhat scary climb. Yup that is enough winter for me. Then came 2ft of snow and a nasty stomach bug which really finished off my appreciation for winter. There were a few things up in Smuggs that I was thinking of getting on but all this snow nixed those ideas. The virus drained all my energy for big snow sloggs...    Looking at the 2 and even 3 week forcast it certainly seems like I am going to have to suck it up and be an ice climber for awhile longer.... 

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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 08:33:03 AM »
I hear ya... Winter is NOT over yet. We might be climbing lower elevation ice well into April, at this rate!
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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 09:54:18 PM »
Heres to hoping the south facing crags dry up sooner than later!  Humphs, Albany, South Buttress.  I need to get my climb on!

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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 06:55:17 AM »
Humphreys will be climbable fairly soon. It's the earliest.
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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 07:11:43 AM »
November or december I will climb rock 28f and cloudy to try a finish up a project. This time of year with this much snowpack my brain needs 50f and full sun to make the leap from ice to rock.

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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 09:18:33 AM »
Heres to hoping the south facing crags dry up sooner than later!  Humphs, Albany, South Buttress.  I need to get my climb on!

Albany gets some streaks but dries quick..Future Shock is often better in the am before drips...Short order is  quick to dry...Fastest to dry on cathedral is R camber and Reach the Sky

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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 09:15:05 PM »
Thanks John! When does clean sweep dry?

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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 09:18:37 PM »
A bit later...though i hear it's kinda clean now !! 

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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 09:49:49 PM »
A bit later...though i hear it's kinda clean now !!
Yes I know.  If it wasnt clean I was going to do it.

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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2014, 07:41:28 PM »
Damn Snow.  Guess im waiting till June to get on some rock.  Is that new stuff melting yet?

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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2014, 07:11:52 PM »
Went out to crow today.  Did a few few easy solos.  Heres a condition report.  End Crags look really good, not too much longer.  Fishermans wall is looking real good, Cro Mag looked dry.  The buttress is good as well.  Fool on a hill loooked dry, as did watusi and blue route.  Intertwine is a bit damp, not to bad.  The main wall is a river as usual.  The slabs look good, Boardwalk was the intended solo, but was wet in spots.  Some more warm dry days should speed things along!

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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2014, 08:45:55 AM »
Tuesday is looking like the day to rock climb and I have to work... :'(

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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2014, 10:03:42 AM »
Yesterday was killer, though the rock was cold.  Although it is very hard to boulder with a two year old running underneath you and yelling "DADDY DADY DADDY!"   

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Re: spring rock bug
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2014, 11:44:24 AM »
I was working yesterday as well. It was cold enough here that  yesterday would have been an amazeing ice climbing day.   My boss said something about haveing to go look at a job and came back 3 hrs later with a lobster red sun burned face  from skiing killington...