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This is a short Report because,…well because it’s Thanksgiving. And while I did get out to take some pix and go for a short hike, I’ve spent most of the day with my wife and son, and now I want to drink some wine and watch Carolina beat up on the Cowboys. So happy Thanksgiving to you all. I have many things to be thankful for; my family, my music and the fact that I live up here in the White Mountain Valley, enjoying all the things that I do. I am sure you have your own and I hope you take this time to reflect on them.
The new X4 Camelots are BD's latest addition to their 4-camming device collection. They claim that they are great for everything from big-wall to your basic day-to-day trad climb. So do they hold up to expectations, can they be a replacement for the classic C4's, and how do they compare to the ever popular C3's?
The climbing as a whole is not very esthetic or enjoyable; it is merely difficult.
Ice conditions were much better than anyone expected on 11/24/2015!
Mike Pelchat in Tuckerman Ravine
Selected Ice Conditions effective December 1, 2015
Tuesday: I got up this morning at 6:30 to bluebird skies and 24 degrees. now at 8:20pm it's 42 degrees and it's raining. Apparently it's supposed to rain all day tomorrow, and maybe we get some slushy snow tomorrow night or Thursday morning. It's that time of year when anything can happen!
V-thread ice anchors are an easy, secure and inexpensive rappel anchor for ice climbing. In this article I will describe how to make the anchor, how to use it, what kind of gear is needed, and how to make your own tool. Everything about v-threading is easy and they have become popular at ice crags all over the world.
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