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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 6, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
We've all done it. Here are some of mine...post yours! Or just enjoy a climbing thread.
Patagonia
Patagonia
Credit: donini
Patagonia
Patagonia
Credit: donini
Patagonia
Patagonia
Credit: donini
Patagonia
Patagonia
Credit: donini
Alaska
Alaska
Credit: donini
Alaska
Alaska
Credit: donini
Alaska
Alaska
Credit: donini
Alaska
Alaska
Credit: donini
Karakorum
Karakorum
Credit: donini
Karakorum
Karakorum
Credit: donini
Karakorum
Karakorum
Credit: donini
Patagonia
Patagonia
Credit: donini
Patagonia
Patagonia
Credit: donini
Patagonia
Patagonia
Credit: donini
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jun 6, 2014 - 12:39pm PT
The only times I've climbed in a storm, we've been too scared to stop and take a picture, so I'll do the next best thing and bump. Thanks for starting this thread and for your pics, Jim.

John
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Jun 6, 2014 - 12:59pm PT
Great post!

More pictures pretty please.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jun 6, 2014 - 12:59pm PT
Hey Bro some of us live in California!
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Jun 6, 2014 - 01:04pm PT
I don't have any pics of the actual storms. I was in a huge one with Walt Shipley in Chamonix one night. I saw St. Elmo's fire. No sh#t.

Here is waking up on El Cap after a rainy night:

Credit: BASE104

Credit: BASE104

Here is the aftermath of a 3 day (around July 1st) storm on the ANWR coastal plain. That little bivy tent got pretty damn boring after three days. Solo adventures can get pretty pathetic.

Credit: BASE104

PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Jun 6, 2014 - 01:09pm PT
Burrrrrr....
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jun 6, 2014 - 01:10pm PT
The only times I've climbed in a storm, we've been too scared to stop and take a picture, so I'll do the next best thing and bump.

ditto. and bump for a BST
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Jun 6, 2014 - 01:13pm PT
You ought to hear the story of when I had to swim the Hula Hula river naked, with my pack in a little raft. It was over 70 degrees north latitude and a cold, windy day to boot.

I set some kind of record for putting on dry clothes, getting into my bag and tent and shivering like an earthquake for four hours. THAT was my coldest experience. Worse than anything I felt in miserable mountain bivies.

Ya gotta do it sometimes.
RP3

Big Wall climber
Sonora
Jun 6, 2014 - 01:22pm PT
Fantastic pics and a great topic, Jim. Unfortunately I have nothing to contribute...
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Jun 6, 2014 - 01:27pm PT
Russ the Fish got caught in some wicked storm one pitch from the top of Native Son. He and Erik Erikson both took final pictures of each other so that John Dill would have something to look at after they recovered their bodies. I think Mugs or somebody finally lowered a rope to them. There was a big rescue on for climbers on other routes. You know. That fall storm that catches everyone by surprise most years.

Now that is some quick thinking.

I think he has them posted on the Fish Products website. That dude is so funny.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 6, 2014 - 01:32pm PT
Great thread.

Where's Regan. He's posted a few photos where it was "a little bit o' the damp".
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jun 6, 2014 - 01:37pm PT
That's the worst climbing conditions I've ever experienced.

Clouds, and I had to wear long sleeves. It was like 60F!

Seriously.

Credit: moosedrool

Thanks Jim for the photos. Most excellent.

Andrzej
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 6, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
Someone else has the pictures or I would post them.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 6, 2014 - 03:14pm PT
Not that many of us can compete with Jim in any alpine category, let alone
'climbing in storm', really, when the rime hit the fan the camera stayed
in the pack, if it was even along. But in a feeble attempt at salvaging a
smidgeon of credibility I will will say that in Scotland you go out in any
weather unless the wind prevents you from opening the pub door...

hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Jun 6, 2014 - 03:28pm PT
Thanks for sharing Jim
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Jun 6, 2014 - 03:33pm PT
Credit: matty

Too much storm to climb
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jun 6, 2014 - 03:45pm PT
Unhappy summit shot
Summit of Mt. Dana after the first ascent of the North Rib, May 1982
Summit of Mt. Dana after the first ascent of the North Rib, May 1982
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jun 6, 2014 - 03:52pm PT
Those are some great photos up there.
dix mt. dacks
dix mt. dacks
Credit: wilbeer
B13
B13
Credit: wilbeer
dix mt,adk climb 10/11
dix mt,adk climb 10/11
Credit: wilbeer

My coldest climb,the headwall of Dix Mountain,Adirondacks.

Snow is one thing ,34 degree rain ,is another.
Credit: wilbeer
I do not have any pictures of climbing that,I was in peril....lol.

Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jun 6, 2014 - 03:53pm PT
Exellent
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 6, 2014 - 03:58pm PT

I always remember the Patagonia ad with Charlie Fowler climbing
Hallet Peak in 'full conditions!'

Wish I could find a copy of it somewhere. . . Mr. Grossman????
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