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Conditions / Re: Southern White Mountains: Rumney and Surroundings
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on December 16, 2014, 07:16:39 PM »
Rumny was bone dry yesterday
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by steve weitzler on December 16, 2014, 06:59:37 PM »
Or you could call Al. I hear they have a spare bedroom. ;D ;D
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by steve weitzler on December 16, 2014, 06:56:44 PM »
Or you could book a room and the hell with camping out. :laugh:
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by markvnh on December 16, 2014, 06:40:36 PM »
...didn't even realize this area was john dunnes stomping grounds. The only other time I was here I actually went out to some of the local cliffs in a pissing down rain storm to just look around one evening (summer so light late). I guess I shoulda looked up a bit of the local climbing history.

Thanks for pointing that out John. He is one "hard man" and a great climber.

I think another summer trip back is in store and gotta bring shoes and a harness next time.

EDIT - damn, went poking around MP and elsewhere and didn't realize that the route New Statesman was in ilkley. I probably walked right by it. And on MP is that pic I remember from one of the magazines years ago of the first ascent!
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by strandman on December 16, 2014, 05:26:57 PM »
Ilkey ???

shit..watch out for Jon Dunne..he will drink you blind and climb 5.14.
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by strandman on December 16, 2014, 05:24:36 PM »
Well, the obvious answer is ...

I hate when my rock shoes get cold..I leave them in the sun for a bit
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by markvnh on December 16, 2014, 05:15:21 PM »
Yeah SN, my Asia trips take me west these days too. Fortunately there's less trips to Asia than the EU. I love Asia but damn the length of those trips kill me!

I'm definitely a football fan - mainly the premiership and la liga in Spain. But pay attention to the bundesliga too and look at the tables for all the countries.

Agreed too - food and drink and good friends are great and climbing is mostly where my adult friendships have been forged.

So a couple of pics from tonight. I'm in a small town in the midlands named Ilkley. So here's the local pale ale! And after that it was my first ever hand drawn porter! Both were awesome. Smooth and creamy! And Jeff, a real CAMRA pub!
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by sneoh on December 16, 2014, 05:05:52 PM »

3) Place the boots in a stuff sack the put them inside the bottom of your sleeping bag.

Stuff sack for the boots are key.  I do not do winter camping but have done the same when we camped late Oct in WV (30f or lower at night easy).  Dirt and muck are less bad than getting your bag wet in the toe box area.
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on December 16, 2014, 04:08:42 PM »
Jeez, winter camping tip #1

1) Have a sleeping bag rated 20 degrees warmer than coldest expected temp

2) Have a sleeping bag with enough room in the foot box for boots

3) Place the boots in a stuff sack the put them inside the bottom of your sleeping bag.

4) ???

5) Profit!

Seriously, it should be a non-issue IF you keep them in your bag at night with you. Alpinists around the world will do week long trips at high elevation with this trick. Double boots are nice as you can leave the shells outside the sleeping bag, but if you shove your Evo's in a stuff sack and keep them inside the bag at night you should be golden, esp. if you use the hot waterbottle trick...

EDIT: I just noticed this was you Steve... careful asking questions like this around here... you might get a lecture on sport climbing ethics.
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Overnight with Single boots?
« Last post by rbirk on December 16, 2014, 03:28:02 PM »
I used my Nepal Evo for 6 nights at a lean-to in Katahdin last winter with temps between -20F and 0F that week. I left them each night as is in the lean-to over night. In the mornings they were little frozen and tricky to get the foot in, but it didn't take many minutes for them to warm up. I did use toe warmers every morning which helped.

You could try putting a water bottle with hot water inside them or put them at the bottom of your sleeping bag.
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