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General Climbing / Re: NEw Hampshire Featured!! Most dangerous destinations
« Last post by strandman on January 20, 2015, 06:15:46 PM »
SHIT a tour of the lower left section of Cathedral would trump MW!     You guys stay away from any "ladies" nights in NH ::)
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: please don't top rope Chia on weekends
« Last post by markvnh on January 20, 2015, 05:01:06 PM »
Just the laugh I needed at the end of the day!

"You guys want to chain ourselves across the entrance to the flume? #oldclimberslivesmatter"
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: please don't top rope Chia on weekends
« Last post by fresh on January 20, 2015, 04:31:56 PM »
You guys want to chain ourselves across the entrance to the flume? #oldclimberslivesmatter

I really don't think there's much to be done here. An ice climbing guide is a great idea. Someone's bound to write a new ice guide anyway; have you seen the demand for those things skyrocketing? Hopefully whenever it's written it will include some information about TR areas vs lead climbs, but I doubt it's gonna boil down to any more than "Talk to each other, and don't be a dick."

I don't like the recent influx to the sport all that much, there are too many ice fests and not enough icicles. But the last thing we should do is to try to standardize, codify, or even influence the decisions that two or more groups of people make when they are both trying to climb the same hunk of the Earth at the same time. Each scenario has to be considered on its own by the people involved in it, and only by the people involved in it. The means and substance of its resolution belongs to them alone.

Unfortunately, anyone can set up shop on whatever they want; first come, first serve*. The result of any community consensus on venue usage is equivalent to a bunch of hens clucking about, saying something like "well, we all agree you're being a jerk, so there." And if the offending parties are actually jerks, they probably won't care. So I suggest we do nothing to change the current state, except to remind ourselves to interact carefully and with all the tidings of friendship.

Reggie

*Except if you leave the area to sleep in the car. What a bag of dicks that guy was. Grammie, I also believe you had the right to take their ropes, they were abandoned in the wilderness!
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Partner Exchange / Worcester Ice Partners!
« Last post by lothianhimself on January 20, 2015, 03:54:17 PM »
Come climb the Auburn Ice Canyon after work! I can be there by 4:30 pm. Climb by headlamp!

Hit me up here.

-Lothian
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Dogs above tree-line
« Last post by ac on January 20, 2015, 01:59:43 PM »
Legislation?!  :o   Would you seriously have politicians decide what is best for you and your dog? What if they forbid ALL winter access to the summit, for your own safety, seeing how accidents and rescues happen pretty much every winter?

Even if I might be lacking good sense, my dog has the good sense to stop and refuse to proceed any further if he does not want to.

You had a friendly chat with the guy and established the guy was aware, had thought about the undertaking, and even claimed to have done it successfully with his dog in the past (though probably not hundreds of times). 

That approach seems about right.
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Winter climbing in the 'burbs
« Last post by eyebolter on January 20, 2015, 01:47:37 PM »
eyebolter you are such a non conformist. Ewe should join the flock ;D  I am impressed that you can boulder in such cold conditions keep up the efforts

Some of the hoar frost melted this morning in the sun, so I was saved from ice climbing and managed to get in a little bouldering while Ella was in preschool.

Edit:  Sure helps to live 10 minutes from the crag.
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General Climbing / Re: NEw Hampshire Featured!! Most dangerous destinations
« Last post by old_school on January 20, 2015, 12:45:55 PM »
I would have thought ladies night at the club 550 would be rated far more dangerous in NH >:D

any night at club 550 would be!!  ;D
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General Climbing / Re: NEw Hampshire Featured!! Most dangerous destinations
« Last post by DGoguen on January 20, 2015, 12:35:19 PM »
I would have thought ladies night at the club 550 would be rated far more dangerous in NH >:D

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Conditions / Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Last post by Admin Al on January 20, 2015, 12:09:08 PM »
rode my mountain bike (with studded tires) down to the North End for a bit this morning to get in one quick climb before I leave for LA tomorrow morning. I thought that the pillars, slab and Thresher were all in great shape. I didn't have time to check out Repentance and Remission but Diagonal still looked good too. things are gong to get better very fast.
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