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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 16, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Well we all know it is not really appreciated, but what the hell it's time. [photo[photo
California Ice
California Ice
Credit: mike m
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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Nov 16, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
Unless you live in Truckee or Mammoth, or are content to travel 300 miles for a pitch of mediocre ice or some 60 degeree gully, ice climbing in California is a complete waste of time. Oh ok you can repeat the same ice climbs year after year... maybe. Which is cool, for training for the great ranges. But if all you climb is California ice...

LOLZ. Conquistador of the useless.

DMT
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 16, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
There is something really wrong with ice climbers. Twisted bunch of mother copulators.

And I really admire them. Ice was my Achille's heel and I wish that had gotten good at it. Those who are good at ice deserve the utmost respect and admiration.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Funny because the route above is called California Ice but it ain't in California. I would be happy to repeat this one continually for many many years.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 16, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Cold, cruel enterprise not fit for man nor beast.

Practicioners of this dark activity use tools known to be lethal......ask Trotsky.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 16, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Here's my kind of ice. Thousands of feet of blue alpine ice. 60-pound packs.

West Rib
West Rib
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Looks sweet SLR. Where we're you.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 16, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
^^^Denali, W. Rib
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Nov 16, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
ice serves only one purpose in my life and that is to keep my beverage cold.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 16, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Finished our last rock project today so I am ready for the ice:)
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 16, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
I'm a WARM weather climber any more.
Ice Climbing is TOOOOOO Cold!!!!!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 16, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
Surprised nobody has brought up the fun part of ice climbing-
Ice belaying!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 16, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
20' above an ice screw on a vertical pillar with ice water running down your sleeves, your hands frozen clubs....ahhhhh, so good !
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Nov 16, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Screaming barfies?! Yes please.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 16, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Tradman, that ice back in your neck of the woods is especially cold and cruel.....move west young man, move west!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Never took my sh!t for farther walks without using it than when ice climbing. The most recent instillation is three days in Bozeman getting shut down on two. But man I saw some cool scenery. ... Er I mean it sucked. At least the bears were sleeping. We'll probably ... Only saw one track.
Credit: mike m
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Nov 16, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
lacy gibbet
lacy gibbet
Credit: Paul Teare
to get good at ice go to Canada eh!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 16, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
or go to vermont ;)
Credit: tradmanclimbs
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NKGphoto.com(C)2007
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Wild steep ice on P3. Pleasuer climbing after the scarefest lower down...
Wild steep ice on P3. Pleasuer climbing after the scarefest lower down :)
Photo by Isa Oehry
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Or NH
Eric marshal P2 Black Dike Cannon NH
Eric marshal P2 Black Dike Cannon NH
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Fafnir 12-26-11
Fafnir 12-26-11
Credit: tradmanclimbs
johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Nov 16, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
Credit: johnkelley

Downtown Juneau ice will be here soon
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 16, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
Juneau that for sure?
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