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kpinwalla2

Social climber
WA
Mar 3, 2019 - 07:54am PT
This: South Coppei Falls, Blue Mountains, WA
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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 3, 2019 - 06:27pm PT
Old mans day out with Andy Tuthill. 118 combined years of age. About 90 years climbing experience but both secretly wishing one of the young rope guns had joined us yet happy they didn't. We cruised up to Lac Willoughby and wallowed up to La Promenade 5+. Everything showing signs of the March sun but it was a cloudy day and it looked doable.
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We soloed 30m or so easy to the base of the steep and made a belay.
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I led a long pitch to the cave. the last 30m pretty solid 5. Andy followed in short order
Looking down at Andy from the Cave on the Prom.
Looking down at Andy from the Cave on the Prom.
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Andy coming into the cave belay.
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Knocking off the hangers to start P2
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Andy in the business on P2 solid 5+
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Andy starting P3
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Crooked Helmet club at the top of P3
Me and Tut.. Crooked helmet club members ;&#41;
Me and Tut.. Crooked helmet club members ;)
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Andy swinging into the cave
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20 min of March sun at the end of the day and it looks noticeably baked. Time to run away...
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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2019 - 06:06pm PT
Looks awesome nick.
johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Mar 4, 2019 - 07:33pm PT
The FA of Choppa Bamare 6,109m!

TR coming later...

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jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Mar 4, 2019 - 07:48pm PT
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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 5, 2019 - 04:37am PT
Mike. It was super cool. Only the 3rd time I have been on that rig and the first time I managed to actually lead a pitch on it. It was in fairly easy condition for that climb but it is still La Promenade..
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Mar 5, 2019 - 07:07pm PT

Proud line Tradman-an iconic area testpiece!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2019 - 08:21pm PT
Love hard ice climbs that feel easy.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 6, 2019 - 05:15am PT
Its all about conditions unless you are a genuine hard person.... We found it plenty hard but we did know it was easier than other times we had been on it.. Then one of my real climber friends (soloes Bridal veil falls, the prom, Mindbender etc) informed us it was super easy this year.. oh well...
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Mar 6, 2019 - 06:29am PT
Ice Ice baby!!!! looking great guys.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 11, 2019 - 05:05pm PT
We had a cold week but looks like this week will likely finish off the big hard climbs @ the lake. Perhaps Repentance @ cathedral ledge will survive? Friday we got an early start but our fried Art Mooney beat Us to the Promenade so we had to settle for the Gent. The somewhat normal easy 5 variation on the left was baked out. The real deal on the right was super hard looking. I hiked the long 1st pitch but got psyced out by the 2nd pitch. I got about 20ft higher up than this shot and had a hard time getting good gear. It was somewhat hollow, brittle (very Cold) and candled but not terrible. Mostly it was just really long and really steep.
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I chickened out and we bailed. You can see Art finishing up the Prom
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a shot of Art's friend on P1
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we rapped and did a short Hike to 20 Below Zero Gully. By now the March sun had done it's thing and the climbing was quite pleasant. Isa got to lead the 1st pitch
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it really is steeper than it looks. It's a photography thing called foreshortening.... I led P2
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and a short 3rd pitch to the upper trees.
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Isa had a blast and completely forgave me for chickening out on the Gent.
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Saturday was a ski/ rest day. We skinned a spot neither of us had been to before
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and had some Bread Cheese and Chocolate
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and some bark eating turns
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Sunday brought full conditions. strong gusty winds with snow and cold brittle ice. We got to the ampatheater early. there was two fixed ? stuck? ropes on the Gentelman and the aura of some kind of drama the day before.... I hiked the 1st pitch of the Promenade. It was a bit harder than the week before but still in good nick. Isa cruised up to the cave in fairly wild conditions.
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I cleared a few hangers and procrastinated a bit
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Isa mentioned hot Chai and a game of scrabble by the woodstove. I made a half hearted attempt to have a look at the 2nd pitch
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Leaveing that cave really is rather scary ;) I chickend out again and we bailed. I am getting rather good at this bailing business … A quick butt slide back to the van and we head for home
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we happened appon this sign on the way home
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Just a few miles from Isa's farm so we rush home to change and grab our instruments. Super cool jam with a bunch of very senior citizens :)
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Mar 12, 2019 - 09:01pm PT
^^^ Looking good.



My day was tame but it is only mid-March.


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perswig

climber
Mar 13, 2019 - 03:29am PT
^^ Nice sunny rock for March.

Nick, candling like you found on the Gent always freaked me out. No matter how precise your swing, pick's always glancing off, torqueing your grip, no faith in screws unless you take the time for massive cleaning - exhausting. I got tired just looking at your first shots.
Nice couple of days, though; Isa looks she was having fun.

Dale
Stewart Johnson

Mountain climber
lake forest
Mar 13, 2019 - 06:18am PT
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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 14, 2019 - 03:37am PT
That thing looks pretty cool Stewart.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Mar 15, 2019 - 06:22pm PT
Nice
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Mar 15, 2019 - 07:56pm PT
Great pics! Willoughby looks so bad ass.

A fun day at Vail recently.
A fun day at Vail recently.
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mcd

Trad climber
Mar 20, 2019 - 03:39pm PT
great shots guys!!!
Makayla on her first trad lead (onsite)
sunnyside jamcrack
3/18/2019
3/18/2019
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Happy Cowboy

Social climber
Boz MT
Mar 20, 2019 - 03:51pm PT
Nice job Mac’daddy. Looks like a fun time miss you guys, D&P
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Mar 20, 2019 - 03:56pm PT
Makayla allez, allez!

proposed tick list for Makayla:

1.Makayla climb
2.Mac Daddy
3.Dan McDevitt the Maestro
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