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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Sharing the Ice
« Last post by pahenry on February 02, 2016, 09:05:01 PM »
 Hi Dave...Someone change out the old cord with new, or at least two weeks ago, and it was gone this last Saturday.  I just thought it was lame that someone would have cut it out or taken it.
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Hitchcock Gully
« Last post by markvnh on February 02, 2016, 08:54:41 PM »
Peter,

Glad to hear you're ok.

I climbed upper hitch today. First pitch to tree was brittle in spots and plastic. The final little vertical section to the gully was brittle like I can't remember. Huge fractures betore I'd get a decent stick but the ice wasn't really breaking away. I usually don't place gear here but it was so scetch I did. When I pulled up next to that little tree limb what I was standing on fractured and broke away. I didn't go anywhere as I had a good hook and turf shot and my feet actually didn't move much as was expecting this could happen.

If you weren't though I could see how a fall might happen. You're actually in pretty easy terrain at that point (edit to add) and probably not expecting anything to break away. Of course this is total speculation as ice could and probably was completely different.

Heal up and get back out there.

Mark
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Hitchcock Gully
« Last post by petr07 on February 02, 2016, 08:29:04 PM »
Thanks for the report. So did you end up level with the 3 screw belay or below? Was the 3 screw belay level with the normal tree belay with rap gear on it?

No, I ended above the belay by maybe 10 feet or so.  Screw belay was probably about level or maybe slightly lower than tree belay off to the climbers right.
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Hitchcock Gully
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on February 02, 2016, 06:01:07 PM »
Thanks for the report. So did you end up level with the 3 screw belay or below? Was the 3 screw belay level with the normal tree belay with rap gear on it?
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Sharing the Ice
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on February 02, 2016, 05:53:59 PM »
PS: I would like to thank the person who took the new red cord at the anchor on Standard route this past week...Thank you!! A-Hole!! I hope you really needed it....lol  ;D

Hey Paul,

First, disclaimer, I didn't take it, but what are you talking about? Did you add some cordage to the bong anchor on Standard that subsequently disappeared? When I was up there a week ago I remember the tat getting a bit out of control, and thinking of digging out the knife but I got lazy.

I mean... there is the double bolt ring anchor just 10 feet away so not much need for a rats nest there IMO....

-Dave
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Events & Announcements / What NOT to miss at Ice Fest!
« Last post by MWV_IceFest on February 02, 2016, 04:15:02 PM »
The 2016 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest is almost here! We wanted to remind you what NOT to miss at this years Ice Fest! We’re talking killer shows, sweet demos, Outdoor Research Ice Fest Photo Booth, Apres Hour at IME, new trucker caps, The American Alpine Club Silent Auction, sample Tuckerman Brewing Company beer, and MORE!
So get psyched to come up this weekend, below is all the beta is on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

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Gear Exchange / Re: 4(19cm) Black Diamond Turbo Express Ice Screws
« Last post by Nemesis on February 02, 2016, 03:10:08 PM »
Sold
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Lost & Found / Long shot - lost @ North End, 16-Jan
« Last post by ralbert20 on February 02, 2016, 03:02:38 PM »
A friend of mine (let's call him Mike - because that's his name) and I had a mis-communication about a TR set up I left at the North End a few Saturdays ago. I didn't notice I was missing my green powercord, and 2 Petzl Attache 3D biners until this past weekend.

Anyone from here happen to have picked up the set up? It would have been on the left end of the slabs/ pillars around a tree.

Beers/ hot tub if I get the gear back.

Thanks!

Rob
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Sharing the Ice
« Last post by pahenry on February 02, 2016, 01:51:38 PM »
I'm glad to read that we are all sharing the Ice and in some places our gear.

I would say that over 90% of the climbers I meet are very friendly and accommodating when they can.

I had a similar experience this last Sunday. I was with my son Tom and we were heading home and wanted to do a few laps at the North end before we hit the road. To my surprise the place was jammed with folks from Paradox Sports, taking folks with disabilities climbing. I have never seen that many ropes on the pillars. We checked it out anyway and was presently surprised that they offered to share without asking. Great group, looked like they all had a great time. Thanks again Joan!!

PS: I would like to thank the person who took the new red cord at the anchor on Standard route this past week...Thank you!! A-Hole!! I hope you really needed it....lol  ;D
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Hitchcock Gully
« Last post by petr07 on February 02, 2016, 12:53:11 PM »
Rob!  Hope you get your gear back, but if you don't I am happy to compensate.  Very grateful for your help.

The two BD biners with orange/red markings might be mine if by orange/red you're describing a single-color orange nail polish marking and not both orange and red marking.  Dana and I still need to put gear away though so I'll know for sure what I'm missing once I do that.
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