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Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 14, 2012 - 03:30am PT
I know this is primarily a rock climbing website (and I do prefer the dry and sunny myself) but for us bacon-loving, syrup-drinking, igloo-dwelling, beer-swilling, chainsaw-toting, plaid-clad frozen neighbors up North here in Canaduh, the icy months hold their own beauty.

Credit: Synchronicity

October brings the sounds of picks being filed, crampons and ice screws sharpened, Oh yes it would seem ice climbing season is coming!

Credit: Synchronicity

November just came (oh did she?) and I'm looking at a slow winter for work. I have a ski touring trip planned for February out near Revelstoke and I'm already going to be in the rockies. I'm hoping to drive out a few weeks earlier or stay a few weeks later. I missed out on most of last years ice season and really don't want to do the same again.

Credit: Synchronicity

I'm a mediocre ice climber at best but I do find the joy and beauty in the suffering. There is just something amazing about a pure sheet of ice...

Credit: Synchronicity

And in Ice climbing a good partner is essential, someone to help keep the spirits high when the temps are loooow...

First Ascent, at least WI5, M7
First Ascent, at least WI5, M7
Credit: Synchronicity

and to keep the mood light even when it gets serious...

ok make a serious face dude!
ok make a serious face dude!
Credit: Synchronicity

So come on, post up some old photos, or new photos to get the stoke going. Anything from bluebird warm ice days to bitter nasty headlamp epics. Lets get some stoke going for the dark frozen months of winter!

Credit: Synchronicity
Borut

climber
french
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:38am PT
Jealous

edit: ok here's an old one
http://fr.gravatar.com/borutkantuser
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Nov 14, 2012 - 07:20am PT
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Ice climbing has been very good to me.....










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jopay

climber
so.il
Nov 14, 2012 - 07:34am PT
"Blue Carbuncle" WI4
"Blue Carbuncle" WI4
Credit: jopay
Yes there can be ice in So.IL[photo
"Ceramic Kangaroo" WI3
"Ceramic Kangaroo" WI3
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Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 14, 2012 - 07:45am PT
I learned early on that ice climbing is for psycho nut cases. so I didn't do very much water ice. Limited my play time to alpine ice, but did some 1-2 pitch water ice free solos in Lee Vining. I stand in awe of good ice climbers.

Alpine ice
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

15,000 feet with full packs on Denali
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 14, 2012 - 09:41am PT

revelstoke


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fang & fist
Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
I like the thin photos Cragman!

Good shot of fang and fist above, looks eerily similar to the one in my guidebook...


I will have to dig up some more photos, yes ice climbers are a different kind of crazy! I sat roadside one time and watched a sponsored climber aid the ice roof on Curtain Call (upper had broken off) and then truck up the top pitch. Watched from the road with bino's, impressive stuff!

Oddly enough, it was ice climbing that got me into skiing, I didn't want to keep postholing across frozen lakes for hours just to get to the ice.

Credit: Synchronicity
Credit: Synchronicity
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:00pm PT
Good shot of fang and fist above, looks eerily similar to the one in my guidebook
there might be a logical reason for that.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:02pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


most of my ice was done in the 70s,, when dueling chouinard alpine hammers was cooooll..A hidden carson pass gem of about 80 feet or so- over the deepest bowl of powder one can imagine.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:25pm PT
^^ whillians + terror + warthog = old school
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:53pm PT
wool knickers mandatory with Stanfield's long underwear underneath
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Nov 14, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
Fun climbing above the crux
Fun climbing above the crux
Credit: Vitaliy M.

getting to the shrund
getting to the shrund
Credit: Vitaliy M.

Dribbles
Dribbles
Credit: Vitaliy M.
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 14, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
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x15x15

climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 04:59pm PT
an absolutely stellar, obscure, and lonely playground.
an absolutely stellar, obscure, and lonely playground.
Credit: x15x15

I'm hoping...
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:24pm PT
Credit: Kalimon

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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:25pm PT
Nick Goldsmith P2 Black Dike 12-26-11 <br/>
Photo by Isa Oehry
Nick Goldsmith P2 Black Dike 12-26-11
Photo by Isa Oehry
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa Oehry following the right side mixed finish to The Black Dike
Isa Oehry following the right side mixed finish to The Black Dike
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Nick Goldsmith 3rd classing Pinnacle Gully. Feb 1986 photo by Jud Thur...
Nick Goldsmith 3rd classing Pinnacle Gully. Feb 1986 photo by Jud Thurston
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Nick Goldsmith on The Last Gentleman. Photo by Isa Oehry
Nick Goldsmith on The Last Gentleman. Photo by Isa Oehry
Credit: tradmanclimbs
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
last winter at drug dome, tuolumne ca.
last winter at drug dome, tuolumne ca.
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eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
last winter at drug dome, tuolumne ca.

JESUS!
fat-n-sassy

Social climber
San Francity, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
Credit: fat-n-sassy
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