FLANDERS!!!!! OH NO!!!!!!!!!!! ......."he's baaaaack"

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Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2012 - 06:33pm PT
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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 9, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
hey there, say.... oh my!.... wonderful to hear you are feeling like your ol' wonderful self. flanders!

nice work, both of you!

god bless!
:)
nature

climber
Aridzona for now Denver.... here I come...
Feb 9, 2012 - 08:27pm PT
did he get nuked too?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2012 - 09:49pm PT
Christians don't get nuked....they get crucified.
rhyang

climber
SJC
Feb 9, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
Really happy to see this !
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2012 - 06:17am PT
rhyang, coming off your Canada trip, you oughta come up and get some LV ice while it's still around!
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Feb 10, 2012 - 09:26am PT
Cool and nicely done.

Dean you do look really puckered in a couple of those shots.

Nice
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Feb 10, 2012 - 09:32am PT
welcome back doug!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2012 - 09:35am PT
Aaron,

At the belay at the base, I took a shot from a softball-sized chunk of ice, right in the back of the neck. It had come down from 200 feet above.

At any rate, I was PLENTY sore by the time I was halfway up the route, especially swinging my left tool.

Fortunately, the ice caught all muscle left of my spine, as well as some of my bunched hood and sweater collar.

Still pretty sore this morning.
cleo

Social climber
the canyon below the Ditch!!!!
Feb 10, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
SWEET TR!


TFPU! Hope I get to meet you guys someday!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2012 - 06:36am PT
^Thanks, Cleo!

Would love to meet you as well!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
Neck finally feeling normal again. Time to go back to the canyon!
rhyang

climber
SJC
Feb 13, 2012 - 09:22pm PT
rhyang, coming off your Canada trip, you oughta come up and get some LV ice while it's still around!

Just saw the SMG ice report .. I don't have Doug's nerves of steel or decades of skill. I'm all about the fat stepped out stuff ! :)
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2012 - 10:03pm PT
rhyang, Doug and I just got back from a SWEET little afternoon romp here on Horsetail Falls, and you would have LOVED it!

Unfortunately, neither of us brought a camera....a huge mistake considering the absolutely AMAZING ice features we encountered on the north face route at Horsetail. HOLY SMOKES there are some really cool features that neither of us had ever seen before! So unique that we want to go back up and do the route again, just to get photos!

For those of you that need salt rubbed in the wound, we were 4 hours house to house, including the approach and 3 pitches of really AMAZING ice! We rapped a series of trees from the top down the north face and right back to our packs. Found some booty today too so.....COOL!!!!!!! :)

Got down right at dark, did the 3 minute commute, and walked in to steaks coming off the BBQ....THANKS TO MY AMAZING WIFE!!!!!!!!!

Sweet little 4 hour romp for TEAM KNUCKLEHEAD!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 13, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
I quite enjoy reading about the icy adventures of others from the toasty warmth of my office!

It's great that you guys are getting out. Thanks for telling the tale.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2012 - 10:29pm PT
Icy adventures INDEED, Phyl! Come on over sometime and join us!
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Feb 14, 2012 - 12:19am PT
how is the roadside ice?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2012 - 07:37am PT
Roadside has some very nice, leadable ice, and should improve over the next few days as colder temps make their way into the area for the rest of the week.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
Riley...any time dude!!!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2012 - 09:02am PT
No kidding, Riley! The icy realm is definitely Doug's millieu!
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