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dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 28, 2012 - 03:51pm PT
Not exactly climbing, but something a little different for a rainy afternoon.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoimVpRHnQA&feature=youtu.be]
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:18pm PT
YAY, DIT!

TFPU!

oxoxoxox

Kath
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:19pm PT


There's the direct link. . .
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:20pm PT
LET'S GO, RileyRad!

:-)
John M

climber
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:23pm PT
Last year was the year. I missed it. ack

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1726851&msg=1727274#msg1727274

Some pics on this thread.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1711988&tn=0&mr=0
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:28pm PT
Well, that was cool until it 'froze' up. Man, a Zamboni doesn't make ice
that nice! Loved the soundtrack, too. That musta been Lamarck Col he went over?
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
no life jacket? i guess the hypo would get you before the throw rope,
no throw rope?

i guess the rangers would be there to arrest you before the throw rope, jus syin, your gonna die! wtf, over?

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
That clear ice was amazing, TFPU
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
oh ya, throw ropes, self-evacuation picks around the neck, dry clothes on shore- a few of these have been used over the years... works pretty well.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 28, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
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I made skates that used footfang bails to attach to my ice boots.
Worked great.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:10pm PT
Skated a section of Merced River behind Camp 6 one year. There's more available than people think.
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:18pm PT
Pretty damn cool
Joe Metz

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:07am PT
Absolutely beautiful! I loved the music, too.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:15am PT
I seriously want to do this in the next couple of winters, ski, hike & skate the JMT. That's about how long it'll take me to accumulate some new lighter weight gear.

Has anyone ever hiked any distance in NNNBC boots? Mine fit me really well. I think I'll check it out this weekend.

Thanks Dit, LOVE the video. Was wondering if you guys had gone swimming. Figured there would be a change of clothes on hand.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:37am PT
Has anyone ever hiked any distance in NNNBC boots?

Sista. . . I can just picture you, RIGHT NOW, doing this. . . I think those boots would be cool - but carry a SERIOUS foot repair kit and know how to use it.

I guess you're considering those boots since they'd fit those cool Nordic blades?

AND. . . consider a drag bag set up for crossing the lakes. . . that dad in Dit's vid is a really STRONG skater. . . so don't take his casual wearing of a pack too seriously. . . a drag bag set up would be far more NORMAL!

:-)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:38am PT
I could see a winter ascent of Mt. Lyell in these conditions. On skates and skis...

Why not?
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:56am PT
Hoss. . .

You might want to think about what extended hiking could do to the soles of those boots. . . if you trash those grooves and the bale, you'd be hosed!

?

Overboots?

?

K
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:20am PT
Malemute. . . those blades are KILLER!

TFPU!
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 10:40am PT
Dis someone say ski/skate Lyell? Here's the approach. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26EeBKVnWLE&list=UU_J_X6GkU8veOnKw9vtQwMw&index=2&feature=plcp
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:42am PT
DIT. . . I'm'a hafta teach you how to link this shee!

:-)



Plus. . . me gettin' you a pro-deal on those skates was the BEST FRIKKEN THING I EVER DID!

GoDitGO!
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