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Title: winter rock at rumney
Post by: kafkadata on October 01, 2011, 09:09:26 pm
How late do you climb at Rumney?  I usually give it up as soon as it gets a little cold in November (or sooner) but do other folks climb in dec-feb?  If yes, what crags/climbs?
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: tradmanclimbz on October 01, 2011, 10:07:57 pm
Selson Blue and geographic factor are pretty good ;D
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: old_school on October 01, 2011, 10:40:13 pm
Parallel gully is fun too!  ;D

But seriously, I have climbed in t-shirts on the main wall in December. Just be careful of ice above. That wall is an oven!  ;)
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: eyebolter on October 02, 2011, 04:17:14 pm
Parking Lot wall and Iron Man Wall are great in the morning if there is full sun, regardless of temperature .  Waimea is great in the afternoon, especially if there is no wind.  I've done Technosurfing in a t-shirt in february..
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: xcrag_corex on October 02, 2011, 06:37:19 pm
tradman! you forgot about Franky Lee ;)
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: tradmanclimbz on October 02, 2011, 07:23:51 pm
That thing is usually hollow crap :P
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: strandman on October 03, 2011, 07:37:36 pm
There's all kind of winter fun in nh-  south butt, airation buttress, albany, band M................
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: tradmanclimbz on October 04, 2011, 05:56:06 am
Way in the Wilderness, Black dike, fafnir, dropline 8)
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: eyebolter on October 04, 2011, 07:15:55 pm
Way in the Wilderness, Black dike, fafnir, dropline 8)

You guys are nuts.  Why would you want to wear all that ironmongery aid climbing in the spindrift when you could be free climbing barefoot in Rumney on the same day?
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: sneoh on October 04, 2011, 10:48:48 pm
Baby keeping you up Ward? :):)
Thanks for the tip about Parking Lot Wall in the winter.  I did not know that, might give it a try for the first time this winter if the conditions are right.
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: tradmanclimbz on October 05, 2011, 06:08:27 am
Ward. It is all about diversity and going with the flow of nature. I live in the NE because  I like the change in seasons. I like to play on ice and snow in the winter just as much as I like warm bugg free rock in the fall and that first warm dry  bugg free  rock in the spring. If there is a sunny 50%F day in febuary I would much rather skin up Moosalake and have a great ski day than try and pretend it is summer and waste a good winter fun day by going rock climbing. Likewise when it rains in the rock season I will play music or do a wood working project instead of fighting it and pulling plastic....   gives you a more rounded experience on life.   And yes despite what Ed says Ice is Not just for putting in your martini ;D You can actually climb on the stuff 8)
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: ed_esmond on October 05, 2011, 07:34:19 am
Ward. It is all about diversity and going with the flow of nature.    snip-bunch of poetic stuff left out-snip  [It]  gives you a more rounded experience on life.   And yes despite what Ed says Ice is Not just for putting in your martini ;D You can actually climb on the stuff 8)

nick,

actually, what i said was: "why would i want to climb on something that fish swim in 9 months out of the year?  and besides, i don't even put ice in my martini..."  (that would be: boodle's, very dry, three olives, straight-up....)

and what's up with the "more rounded experience" thing? haven't i've been constantly preaching: "anything worth doing is worth doing to excess..."? 

ed

ps. ward, they are nuts... they've hit their heads a few to many times; that's why they have to wear those stupid helmets...

pps.  ;) (just in case you couldn't tell....)

Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: eyebolter on October 06, 2011, 06:57:58 pm
Ward. It is all about diversity and going with the flow of nature. I live in the NE because  I like the change in seasons. I like to play on ice and snow in the winter just as much as I like warm bugg free rock in the fall and that first warm dry  bugg free  rock in the spring. If there is a sunny 50%F day in febuary I would much rather skin up Moosalake and have a great ski day than try and pretend it is summer and waste a good winter fun day by going rock climbing. Likewise when it rains in the rock season I will play music or do a wood working project instead of fighting it and pulling plastic....   gives you a more rounded experience on life.   And yes despite what Ed says Ice is Not just for putting in your martini ;D You can actually climb on the stuff 8)

Nick, you have never been climbing barefoot and with no shirt on sun-drenched rock at Rumney In February I'm guessing.   Try it, you will melt your ice tools.
Title: Re: winter rock at rumney
Post by: tradmanclimbz on October 06, 2011, 10:45:51 pm
Right arround the  middle of march  If i have had a really good ice season i start getting burned out on the danger factor and get a reall good rock bugg. Rumny has happened on a few of those ocasions. It is amazeing how much safer soloing 5.7 rock feels than leading somethig like the Black dike or anything on a cold brittle day..   April trips to the desert are fableous. All the desert plants are blooming the rock is warm and it is such an exciteing season.  I can not imagin how spring would feel without a real winter preceding it. Real winter feels so much more like real winter when you go up high and wrestle with the demons in full conditions 8)