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Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 12, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
This also reminds me that a good way to evaluate someone's thin-ice technique is to check the size of the pile of ice chunks at the base of the climb when they are done ;)
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 12, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
Only a busted leg - thats all!

Bruce it was way more epic then that. Blake fukked himself totally in that fall. IIRC it was a small tree that broke his fall but he broke more than his leg. He escaped without severe head or spinal cord injury but to say he "only busted a leg" is disingenuous. I don't recall him getting back out much at all after that.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 12, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Big Mike at the crag in the am hours?!?!

Maybe hell froze over too ;-)

Ice climbing & rock climbing on the same cliff on the same day, that's cool.

Good stuff!


I saw Tim & Jaime the other morning & a few shots of what they were up to @ brandywine. Pretty wild stuff!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Thanks Andy. It's good to be back.

Nice to see you well armed and grinning Mike! I think that is called Alice - a great little strip of ice.

Thanks Bruce! Good word on Soloing too. I was careful to avoid that scenario.

Soo sounds fun, but i still need some gear. We were all using some borrowed gear. Top roping only for me at the moment.

Big Mike at the crag in the am hours?!?!
I know right! Getting up at 6:30 sucked! :)

Here's a few more pics, courtesy of Kieran Brownie.

Big Mike on Alice


There was lots of chunks at the base of this one Dru! ;)

Luke on the CBO smear


Big Mike getting established


Me again.


Topping out
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Dec 12, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
... trail breaking on the approaches doesn't look too bad...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
Ya Todd. Pretty mellow. It was warm too! like 4 degrees c all day.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Dec 12, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
A cool obscurity at Soo Bluffs is Mazola Party. Bring some rock gear as well as screws.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 12, 2013 - 11:40pm PT


Its in the corner up and left, right? Does it form all ice or is it usually more of a mixed route Jim?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Wow, those two lower ones look nice!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Dec 12, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
I would guess it depends on the year and the conditions at the time. If Mazola Party is in, it does offer fun, exciting, well protected corner climbing on ice.

Kind of skinny but not mixed in modern context.

ps. that's how we found it. Climb it in any version, you won't be disappointed.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 13, 2013 - 01:24am PT
I have been totally diggin' this latest flurry of posts of "this crew" at play and having way too much fun. You guys rock! And Ice , too! I'm waist deep in life right now and all the cool pics and banter are a welcome relief. And I actually know most of these clowns, too! I am going to have to come up with a name for this sub-species, or has that already been done? Sure, I might be getting a little beer-eyed about now, but Big Mike and the crew, rock!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 13, 2013 - 01:48am PT
Cheers
Cheers
Credit: RyanD

Yeah, me too Wayne. Cheers man.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 13, 2013 - 01:58am PT
That picture of Kieran is a gem. Daryl would be proud.

Edit- feckin aye.
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Dec 13, 2013 - 02:01am PT
... on the rocks?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
I am going to have to come up with a name for this sub-species, or has that already been done?

Not sure. What do you call a climber who refuses to stop climbing despite the conditions? ;)
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Dec 13, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
Answer: scottish or polish. flip a coin.

Or, a Caber, a Scottish Pole...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
^^^^^ lol we ain't quite scottish... Lol
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 13, 2013 - 08:07pm PT
Weenies. That is the term u are looking for that is generally thrown around.


Sometimes on the dust in the back window of my car it says "bolt clipping poofta" or something of the like, but maybe that's more specifically just for me :-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
I heard there was a vandal leaving cryptic messages on cars in hospital hill!!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 13, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
I had this one on my car the other day.






??????
??????
Credit: RyanD



It's getting serious Mike, but the cops have a photo of the suspect taken from some surveillance. Unfortunately it's from the back (I copied it from the crime stoppers website & posted below). They suspect by his hairstyle that his prime was somewhere between 1984-87 & he may be lashing out due to the furious pace of technology leaving him behind, they can't prove it but the criminal psychologist also suspects that he likely owns a pair of Lycra pants and wears them in secret with a bad boys club tank top & a rack of quickdraws while dancing & listening to flock of seagulls on something called a "tape"???


Call crime stoppers if u see this rat tail!!!
Call crime stoppers if u see this rat tail!!!
Credit: RyanD
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