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Climbed at kinsman today. Quite warm - mid 40s. As one could imagine it was hero ice. Didn't walk over to the Beast. Everything else was quite good however tops of some climbs get sun so they were baked. Use your best judgment if your gonna climb as its only gonna get worse before / if it gets better.
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Who was guiding willeys slide today
« Last post by iclimb on Yesterday at 08:39:24 PM »
Ya i plan on calling them tomorrow. Im not really sure what his side could have been. He possibly didnt realize how much he was knocking down, but since we didnt know whether it was snow or ice each time, we screamed ice as we ducked for cover, so he should have at least heard that and known. There really was no excuse imo. The slide was being well shared by 3 parties. There was lots of space for him to bring his 2 clients up without bothering anyone, and he could have at least spoke with us to see if we were cool with his plans. I did just that with the others as i passed them to be sure that i wouldnt ruin anyones day or plans.

He just seemed like a cocky, half assed excuse for a guide, bringing people up and down some steep snow for 1.5 hrs in tow. Like i said I'd hate to think they paid for that.
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Who was guiding willeys slide today
« Last post by dave095790 on Yesterday at 08:30:54 PM »
You mad bro?

brah?

The guy probably doesn't have the stones to admit it, though there are always two sides to every story. 

You could probably call the main guide services and ask if they had anyone at that location on that day; the guide service might be interested in hearing if their guides are being bad stewards to the community ...
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Who was guiding willeys slide today
« Last post by iclimb on Yesterday at 06:57:20 PM »
lol a little man. It was pretty bad etiquette, potentially dangerous, and seemed like pretty poor behavior and judgement from a supposed guide. Id really like to know what service he worked for or whether he was so pro he has his own company.
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Who was guiding willeys slide today
« Last post by Coreshot on Yesterday at 06:44:57 PM »
You mad bro?
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Who was guiding willeys slide today
« Last post by iclimb on Yesterday at 06:29:45 PM »
Just wanted to give a shout out to the "guide" with wonderful (sarcasm) judgement who brought out a male and female client duo today. The female client was wearing a green maine marathon shirt.

This guide brought them up through the steep woods trail on the climbers right...until he got to where i was leading. At this point he thought itd be brilliant to trudge 3 people across snow slopes 100 ft directly above me, raining down microwave sized blocks of wet heavy snow.

Some of it broke up into small harmless pieces. Some were softball and football sized. They were an excellent mix of snow balls and slush balls. Several hit my helmet and shoulders directly. I would have been knocked out were it not for my helmet, so it did it's job.

Who didnt do their job was the "guide". Stupid decisions repeatedly raining hazardous shit onto my head until i yelled up what the fuck are you doing. Never once yelling out snow or ice!

Maybe he thought that snow is innocuous and there's no need. Well there was an effing need brah. What the hell were you teaching them anyway? You were there for like 1.5 hrs total. I'd hate to think they paid for that.
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Conditions / Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on February 21, 2017, 05:39:08 PM »
Yup. its pretty dismal.. be relegated to grade 3 in the shade more than likly by the end of the week........
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Conditions / Re: Crawford Notch: Frankenstein, Mt Willard, Mt Webster, etc.
« Last post by pappy on February 21, 2017, 11:41:23 AM »
After this weekend and the coming week it's all done except for maybe fat north facing stuff like NSOP. Really bummed, as just found a hidden route at the new area we've been developing that is going to be mega classic--a 150' 5. But faces south. It was hanging in on Sat. afternoon though I sure as hell wasn't going to get on it with 45 degree temps and sunny. I'm sure it's toast now.  :-[
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Gear Exchange / FS: Mammut Nordwand 2 in1 Ice Boots - Petzl Crampons - and more
« Last post by Art Mooney on February 20, 2017, 06:51:27 AM »
FS:
Mammut Nordwand 2 in 1 Ice/Mountain Boots size 9 used twice $400.00
Petzl Dart Ice Crampons - one season $75.00
Petzl Lynx Ice Crampons - great shape $100.00
Petzl Vasak Mountain Crampons - great shape $100
Mammut GTX Single Boot - alpine rock or ice boot h - Vibram sole size 9 $300
BD Mercury Mittens - medium - for small hand - new $40
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