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Gear Exchange / Unused Pitons
« Last post by John Ski on Yesterday at 10:02:10 PM »
Unused pins from 5/8" to Bongs. Use them, make wind chimes or add to your collection. PM me.
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Conditions / Re: New England Blizzard 2015!
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on Yesterday at 09:20:35 PM »
Last sunday comming back from the lake  on 91 we saw all kinds of wrecks including emergency vehicles in the ditch. Crazy bad drive. much better drive back from the lake this week.  the truck thing was wicked scary but was not going fast. Plowing at night in a full whiteout. Got too close to the edge and got sucked in. Once i started to go it all happened pretty fast and got banged arround a bit. Tought old 67 chevy survived witha broken motor mount, few broken cab mounts, seat got ripped out and one or two small dents. Any modern truck would have been toast. Now i have a bucket seat from a lincoln bolted and welded in there 8)
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Frankenstein Cliff
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on Yesterday at 08:28:22 PM »
Hopefuly a full recovery!.. only done waterfall twice and both times felt the top out was kind of sketch for a climb that is described as the easiest in the area.

Ditto... I remember thin ice giving way to a nice rock slab with a dusting of snow... some of my most gripped climbing in my early seasons.

Thank you Foxtrot for sharing your story. From the sounds of it it was a large piece of detached ice, maybe deceivingly undermined since the Christmas Thaw? I know shit happens but did you have any sign of it being separate from the rock before it broke? Not that it would have mattered for most of us, but I always look for any possible preventive info with the benefit of hindsight being 20/20 (sometimes). Again, thanks for the candor, and hoping you have the fastest and complete recovery!
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Frankenstein Cliff
« Last post by SidleK on Yesterday at 06:25:21 PM »
PM'd FoxTrot
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Frankenstein Cliff
« Last post by strandman on Yesterday at 06:14:24 PM »
When my friend Irish Mike says "use beautiful in a sentence twice"  I think of incidents like this-

Beautiful, fucking beautiful
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Conditions / Re: New England Blizzard 2015!
« Last post by Jeff on Yesterday at 05:02:08 PM »
Back in the late '70s a friend of mine was in the CT Guard (in a Bridgeport motor vehicle unit) and Sikorsky asked to borrow a truck, as they were testing a newly built "sky crane" helicopter-- his lead non-Com, figuring that Sikorsky, being a gov't contractor and the producer of the Marine choppers used to fly the President, gave them a brand new deuce and a half to use in their test, without asking for a description of the tests. Several hours later, said Non-Com Reservist got a phone call from the office of Sikorsky saying basically "OOPS!-- your truck is on the beach in Bridgeport, and you'll have to pick it up there, with a flatbed, " to which he asked why they couldn't just drive it back to the motor vehicle pool. They responded " It's inoperable; we dropped it from a couple of hundred feet in the air-- cable became detached" :o
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Lost & Found / Helmet Frankenstein New Hampshire
« Last post by David_G48 on Yesterday at 04:11:04 PM »
Found 1 helmet at the base of Hobit in the Pegasus area today describe it and I will let you know how to get it back.
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by neiceclimber on Yesterday at 02:41:57 PM »
So my brother in law somehow gets his hand on a Pliny. Stuffs it in his beer fridge (guy has just about 2 of every beer in the top 100) to save for his gathering of beer aficionados (a local group that get together for home brewing). So he has to leave for a week and his father stops in to check on the house, grabs a beer from the fridge but being the champagne of beers type of guy takes one or two sips of the Pliny and dumps the rest down the drain . When my brother in law returns and gets ready for the homebrew meet up he can't find the Pliny. Searches the fridge like ten times, then calls me up all pissed thinking I stopped in while he was gone and drank it. So for a few days every time I see him he throws some type of snarky comment my way. Eventually, his father mentions that he really should clean out his fridge because some of the beer has gone bad and the last one he tried was so shitty he had to dump it. Case solved and feeling bad for being a dink to me he tossed me a gallon of his recent brew using heady yeast.
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Frankenstein Cliff
« Last post by Nick Grant on Yesterday at 02:21:23 PM »
Ice climbing:  cold, wet, dangerous, and . . . scary!    Good luck to Foxtrotsix.  I hope that you're feeling better soon.
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Frankenstein Cliff
« Last post by neiceclimber on Yesterday at 02:09:45 PM »
Ouch! Heal up fast.
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