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Title: Missing the ice?
Post by: DWT on June 18, 2012, 09:33:40 PM
I enjoyed it.  I hope you do too.

http://vimeo.com/36262636
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: Admin Al on June 18, 2012, 10:24:10 PM
where is this? lots of ice and it doesn't look that cold either. sweet...
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: xcrag_corex on June 19, 2012, 12:23:15 AM
WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME!!!!!!!!! hahaha I had ice on the brain last week..... just got back to thinking rock after this awesome weekend. cool vid and killer track!!!  8)
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: DWT on June 19, 2012, 05:49:44 AM
Cody, Wyoming.
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: alclimbup2 on June 19, 2012, 10:12:53 AM
3:49 AM, Derek, get some sleep!
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: DWT on June 19, 2012, 12:06:50 PM
3:49 AM, Derek, get some sleep!

I think that's an hour slow.  I was on the Bike at 5:30 this morning :P.  I can't stop thinking about a rematch on that crack.
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: neiceclimber on June 19, 2012, 02:22:11 PM
Missing winter? You just need to change your latitude.

Mountain House landing strip sledding

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wQHsMrfEiMY/T-DBNwsP_WI/AAAAAAAADJQ/OfMnWrRby08/s800/Ruth%2520Glacier%25202012%2520042.JPG)

Ruth Gorge
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kMYcBtbbkss/T-DC1Ju6byI/AAAAAAAADJc/gXXZj_efo_8/s800/Ruth%2520Glacier%25202012%2520133.JPG)
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: slink on June 30, 2012, 11:58:00 AM
http://www.rockandice.com/news/2068-unbelievable-video-ice-climber-gets-lucky

 I bet this dude is not missing the ice.Do not climb ice with water running under it.
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: Admin Al on June 30, 2012, 02:37:33 PM
WOW...

http://www.rockandice.com/news/2068-unbelievable-video-ice-climber-gets-lucky.
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: DLottmann on July 01, 2012, 03:16:16 PM
http://www.rockandice.com/news/2068-unbelievable-video-ice-climber-gets-lucky

 I bet this dude is not missing the ice.Do not climb ice with water running under it.

Wonder where is last gear was, and if it was a screw if it would have held... such a timely save from those climbers...
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: xcrag_corex on July 01, 2012, 11:00:40 PM
sketch fest.
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: ELM on July 02, 2012, 12:27:09 PM
That did not look like alot of fun. He must not of seen what he was getting into or he would have trended climbers right and been better off.
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: tradmanclimbz on July 03, 2012, 06:41:12 AM
I love how calm and cool the coupple that tossed the rescue line were. most likly saved the guys life. it sounds like they climbed it earlier before the sun turned everything to complete crapola. Often the difference between decent ice and complete death slush is an hour or less...
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: DLottmann on July 05, 2012, 10:34:21 PM
I thought they sounded a bit tense... at least the guy did... they seemed to be making it more complicated than it needed to be. Lower a locker ready to go and stop fussing so much...

All in all well done for sure though...
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: Admin Al on July 06, 2012, 09:09:33 AM
yeah, I thought it took a long time.of course we don't know how their setup/process was at that time. they might not have had a loose end of the rope to drop. they could have both been tied in and had the rope(s) through the anchor already tied together, their belay devices on the back of their harnesses and perhaps a spare locker not immediately handy. I would guess that they were probably NOT on a gear anchor in that slush!

whew - imagine how they would have felt if they had watched the guy go for a ride right in front of them? alls well that ends well tho...
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: DLottmann on July 06, 2012, 09:31:36 AM
of course we’re now over analyzing w/o all the details but being they were only 10 feet above him you could just lower a locker on a overhand on a bight if you have no free ends. I “think” she probably put him on a plate device off her harness, but then there was some more adjusting going on as they were telling the climber to wait.

TBH, just lowering a locker and fixing the rope instead of belaying probably would have been a little better and less time consuming... then he could just batman the 15 feet up to the anchor (once he put his tools away). Especially since the climbable ice was disappearing...

Disclaimer: this is over thinking something that went down very fast and was handled well. It is not meant to cast any judgement, just reflection on other ways to handle a similar situation.
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: SidleK on July 20, 2012, 07:26:10 PM
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557129_3928145037117_1581092141_n.jpg)

Shoot, you don't even need to change you latitude that much...just find bigger mountains! Having some fun on a day off from work....
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: Admin Al on July 21, 2012, 07:53:58 AM
as much as I love ice, when we have days like the past several I don't miss ice at all!
Title: Re: Missing the ice?
Post by: cjlynch87 on July 21, 2012, 01:55:13 PM
Yeah Keith!!!! Killing it out west buddy!!!