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Matt

Trad climber
primordial soup
Jan 11, 2011 - 01:23am PT
Two LEO valley rangers did it, and they just drive around and sit in cars all day.

that's not entirely true werner,
sometimes those guys park their cars and hide behind trees in C4.
WBraun

climber
Jan 11, 2011 - 01:24am PT
Off course they hide behind the trees to learn the secret climbing methods ....
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 11, 2011 - 01:28am PT
That has to make a difference in the way climbers get treated, or tooled nowadays.

john hansen

climber
Jan 11, 2011 - 02:06am PT
I know this is a stupid question ,, but has Ribbon Falls ever frozen in?

here is a picture showing at least some ice


Credit: john hansen
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 11, 2011 - 02:10am PT
I've never seen it.

I did see The Apron with an wide ice streak all the way up it into that bowl to the southeast of Glacier Point. You'd have to move real fast for that one.

Didn't somebody do Illouette Falls?
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Jan 11, 2011 - 11:13am PT
Fosburg and Shipley did the first ascent of Illilouette Fall, and the right (I think it's the right) side of Nevada Fall, also.. Kevin and Walt also did the first and only full ascent of the 2000 ft Sentinel Falls.
pc

climber
Jan 11, 2011 - 11:41am PT
WB, Great motivation for the rest of us 9-5 wannabes. And never under estimate the power of donuts and coffee ;)

Cheers,
hoipolloi

climber
A friends backyard with the neighbors wifi
Jan 11, 2011 - 02:26pm PT
Which valley rangers did it, and when? This season?

Matt

Trad climber
primordial soup
Jan 11, 2011 - 02:43pm PT
no, WB has mentioned that ascent before this winter.
somehow i am remembering '03, but not sure
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jan 11, 2011 - 11:20pm PT
Back to the front page. It is beyond me, but if it stays in condition it would be great to see a TR.
Flanders!

Trad climber
June Lake, CA
Jan 13, 2011 - 08:37pm PT


So how's the ice in the Valley holding up ? Sentinel Falls ? Widows Tears ? Silver Strand ?

need some pics and info for those of us out of town.


Dpoug
mctwisted

climber
Jan 13, 2011 - 09:25pm PT
doug, the ice is still hangin but supposed to be 68 then up to 70 degrees in el portal the next couple days
Decko

Trad climber
Colorado
Jan 13, 2011 - 09:50pm PT
Where is Flanders ?????

Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Jan 13, 2011 - 09:54pm PT
Flanders, Fuhgeddaboudditt!!!
climblight

Mountain climber
Northern NV
Jan 16, 2011 - 01:29pm PT
Hey Peter, very cool attempt. Good on ya for your discretionary retreat. Makes me feel better about abandoning my attempt on an ephemeral route today.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 16, 2011 - 01:32pm PT
Still no takers yet...I guess its the video games...
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Jan 16, 2011 - 01:52pm PT
Pieces of that thing are dropping off like skin on a leapper!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 16, 2011 - 02:06pm PT
I always thought the most attractive aspect of ice climbing, intellectually, was the ephemeral nature of the medium... and the fact that that medium changes as we climb it....

sitting up there, thinking what the diagram below meant to my immediate situation....
....some decry atavism... but there is something sublime of sublimation at temperatures we experience with the change of season.

Life would not be so interesting without the wonderful properties of H2O...

in deference to Tami's characterization, perhaps the ice climber thinks:
"if m= 80kg * 10 m/s^2 = 800 Newtons,
and P = 800 N * 1 cm^2 = 8,000 kPascals,
then where are we on the melt curve?"



ice climbers live on the line from B to C...
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Jan 16, 2011 - 02:15pm PT
Doesn't rock have similar characteristics... over a longer time frame?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 16, 2011 - 02:17pm PT
rock doesn't float in its solid state... H2O does... (because of the slope of the line from "B to C")

how cool is that!
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