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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
Credit: jopay
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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


revelstoke


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

Credit: Kalimon
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.
Credit: dan mcdevitt
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
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:12pm PT
Credit: Plaidman
Credit: Plaidman
Credit: Plaidman
Credit: Plaidman
Credit: Plaidman
Credit: Plaidman
Plaidman on Great White Icicle Little Cottenwood Canyon Utah
Plaidman on Great White Icicle Little Cottenwood Canyon Utah
Credit: Plaidman
The Great White Icicle Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
The Great White Icicle Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
Credit: Plaidman
Credit: Plaidman
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:36pm PT
Some really bad photos of some really good times, back in the dark ages.

Credit: Ghost

Finest kind of climbing
Finest kind of climbing
Credit: Ghost's favorite ice partner, Fred Seyffert

Credit: Ghost

Credit: Ghost

Credit: Ghost

Credit: Ghost

Credit: Ghost
Burchey

Mountain climber
San Diego
Nov 15, 2012 - 12:17am PT
Can't wait for this season! These pictures you're throwing up are the best





westhegimp

Social climber
granada hills
Nov 15, 2012 - 12:33am PT
Awesome topic!

Some pics of Vegas this year.

2012' Vegas Hosemonster.
2012' Vegas Hosemonster.
Credit: westhegimp

2012'  VH.  Adam climbs the first pitch chandelier!
2012' VH. Adam climbs the first pitch chandelier!
Credit: westhegimp

2012' VH.  Stem!
2012' VH. Stem!
Credit: westhegimp

2012'  VH.  Crack all the way across at the top of the pillar = differ...
2012' VH. Crack all the way across at the top of the pillar = different tactic.
Credit: westhegimp

2012' VH. This is where it got thin.  Like fun but different.  :&#41;
2012' VH. This is where it got thin. Like fun but different. :)
Credit: westhegimp

Good times.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 15, 2012 - 01:01am PT
Nice shots on the Hose Monster Wes! What month was that?

1st pitch of the Hose Monster
1st pitch of the Hose Monster
Credit: T2

2nd pitch of the Hose Monster right after it nearly collapsed on me.
2nd pitch of the Hose Monster right after it nearly collapsed on me.
Credit: T2

Vegas Hose Monster
Vegas Hose Monster
Credit: T2

Weeping wall 02/12
Weeping wall 02/12
Credit: T2

Oh le Tabernac 02/12
Oh le Tabernac 02/12
Credit: T2

E climbing Oh Le Tabernac 02/12
E climbing Oh Le Tabernac 02/12
Credit: T2

Weeping wall 02/12
Weeping wall 02/12
Credit: T2

The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Nov 15, 2012 - 01:36am PT




Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 15, 2012 - 01:50am PT
changed a lot...
California ice climber approach vehicle at sunset, 2012:


Massachusetts ice climber approach vehicle, probably morning, 1985:


modern ice gear:


early 1990s kit:

(four ice screws and 5 draws... good to go!)

actually climbing, happens to be on ice


classic "X" right out of Chouinard's book (pre-leash days)


everyone's doing it!


only people on the hill that February day in 1992



posted this before... but why not in this thread too!


westhegimp

Social climber
granada hills
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:57am PT
T2
That was 2-18-12.

When were you there? Looks Fat in your pics! But still the column broke? Whip much? Looks cool thanks for the pics! Glad you are OK.

Wes

PS Where is the Weeping Wall? I want to go there!
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:54am PT
weekend guiding!
weekend guiding!
Credit: Stewart Johnson
ames ice hose
ames ice hose
Credit: Stewart Johnson
lacy gibbet
lacy gibbet
Credit: Stewart Johnson
steve shea

climber
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:56am PT
Hey Ed that was great! Brought back memories from that route. Ames and routes like it were quite an adventure back then. Glenwood Canyon also had some wild stuff as well as Ouray and Telluride. We took what we learned there to the mountains. Just imagine Ames and Bridalveil type routes plastered on to big alpine faces! That is some good clean living! Nice Ed!
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Nov 15, 2012 - 12:54pm PT
I agree, that knowing the frozen stuff is forming makes this a very exciting time of the year for those inclined.

Of course, the frozen stuff takes many different forms.
Credit: wbw

And tuning up on these during the wonderful winter season,
Credit: wbw
makes the approach to these somewhat less nauseating.
Credit: wbw
Still, climbing the big ice faces of the Andes is typically engaging, with plenty of tenuousness hanging above.
Credit: wbw
It does give those of us, that need a little frozeness in the middle of summer a chance to get our yayas out.
Credit: wbw

To a rockclimber that cannot relate, yes the movement can be repetitive. But the ice experience is so varied, that each day out is never the same. This is why I chase after it, between rock climbs, all during the year.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 15, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
But the ice experience is so varied, that each day out is never the same.

That's why you can get an FA everyday! Joking really but it's almost like that.

Love ice climbing almost more than rock climbing. I definitely get a better rush doing it. Leading ice is the wildest!
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:42am PT

T2
That was 2-18-12.

When were you there? Looks Fat in your pics! But still the column broke? Whip much? Looks cool thanks for the pics! Glad you are OK.

Wes

PS Where is the Weeping Wall? I want to go there!



Wes I can't remember the exact year but it was like in 05' or 06 maybe 07' I do remember it was in Feb just can't place the year. (if your reading this E what year was it?)that Erik Erikkson, Bill Russel and I attempted it. It was in what E and I thought was in "Fat conditions." I had no hesitation when it was my lead on the second pitch, in fact I was quite stoked thinking it was in stellar shape. First or second swing of my tool the whole column shifted, wobbled and nearly fell on me. You can see the nice size chunk that did fall fall off in the pic.

The weeping wall is on the Ice Fields parkway in Alberta Canada. I must visit destination for all that like to climb frozen water.

Nice job ticking the Hose Monster Wes! I still want that one even though it scared me silly when we tried it.


Ed I like the photo of the California approach vehicle. I have always said it is hard (and expensive) to try and be a Ice Climber and live in So Cal. You got to want it. I try and a least do a couple trips each season.


Most my shots are reposts but hell here a couple more

Credit: T2

Thin Lee vining
Thin Lee vining
Credit: T2

photo shop in Lee Vining canyon 97'
photo shop in Lee Vining canyon 97'
Credit: T2

Lee Vining
Lee Vining
Credit: T2

Credit: T2
John cameron

Trad climber
Park City, UT
Nov 16, 2012 - 05:11pm PT
provo canyon 2012
provo canyon 2012
Credit: John cameron

ouray fest '12
ouray fest '12
Credit: John cameron

adam d

climber
CA
Nov 16, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
I spent a few winter seasons climbing ice in the Adirondacks mainly and a few other spots in the northeast. Miss it, but thinking more about winter swell than drips freezing up in my coastal setting these days.

North face of Gothics
North face of Gothics
Credit: adam d

North face of Pitchoff
North face of Pitchoff
Credit: adam d

Ragnarock, Smuggler's Notch &#40;2 long pitches, way foreshortened&#41;
Ragnarock, Smuggler's Notch (2 long pitches, way foreshortened)
Credit: adam d

The Amphitheater at Salmon River Gorge, Tug Hill Plateau, NY
The Amphitheater at Salmon River Gorge, Tug Hill Plateau, NY
Credit: adam d

Big Blue, Underwood Canyon, ADKS
Big Blue, Underwood Canyon, ADKS
Credit: adam d

Positive Thinking, p1
Positive Thinking, p1
Credit: adam d
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 16, 2012 - 07:37pm PT
Cripes! haven't seen Ragnarock that fat in years.......
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:19pm PT
Headless Don on FA of the rarely formed Suncatcher

AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:25pm PT
where is Suncatcher? Looks very good
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:08pm PT
25 years worth of my tools evolution

80s set
80s set
Credit: T2

ran these from 91'-11'
ran these from 91'-11'
Credit: T2

got these babies last year
got these babies last year
Credit: T2

slobmonster

Trad climber
OAK (nee NH)
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
All old, but what the hell

Credit: slobmonster

Repentance P1
Repentance P1
Credit: slobmonster

Repentance P2
Repentance P2
Credit: slobmonster

Repentance, P2
Repentance, P2
Credit: slobmonster

Repentance &#40;P3?&#41;
Repentance (P3?)
Credit: slobmonster

@ Lake Whilloughby
@ Lake Whilloughby
Credit: slobmonster

courtesy Sean McCabe
courtesy Sean McCabe
Credit: slobmonster

Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:16pm PT
AP - Suncatcher is towards Lillooet a ways from Jade Falls.

Speaking of which the big hanging icicle right of Jade Falls is still unclimbed...




On the right.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Nov 17, 2012 - 12:46am PT
i mean, youre first shot has to be the best ice climbing ass ever!
thank you so much slobmonster.
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Nov 18, 2012 - 03:29am PT
le pissour last time it was formed
le pissour
le pissour
new world order2

climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:43am PT
Guiness Gully, Field, B.C.

Fun stuff far easier than the grade, after much traffic. Hookfest!

Credit: new world order2

The money pitch, Guiness Gully
The money pitch, Guiness Gully
Credit: new world order2



Conrad

climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:54am PT
Kandersteg CH, January 2009 - Fat winter.
Kandersteg CH, January 2009 - Fat winter.
Credit: Conrad
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:20pm PT

Diablo, Revelstoke
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
SOV Terminator Headwall
SOV Terminator Headwall
Credit: Timmc
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:36pm PT
Quick question,, how many of you have fallen on ice leads? And the amount of puncture wounds please!;-)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:37pm PT
so cool Timm! was it fattish?
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
This climb is in shape now...
Credit: Tork

























but not the landing
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
Bruce:

The whipper Traverse was pretty sketch- manky pins right off the belay. My partner was solid though. It was the first ascent of the season so the ice was bulletproof and not hooked so quite devine.
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:51pm PT
SOV- upper pitches
SOV- upper pitches
Credit: Timmc
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:52pm PT
seton lake   &#40;jim Martinello photo&#41;
seton lake (jim Martinello photo)
Credit: Bruce Kay

White Blotter  &#40;Arron Clemments photo&#41;
White Blotter (Arron Clemments photo)
Credit: Bruce Kay

Cut Throat, Duffy lake road &#40;Arron Clements photo&#41;
Cut Throat, Duffy lake road (Arron Clements photo)
Credit: Bruce Kay

Cut Throat - the money pitch!
Cut Throat - the money pitch!
Credit: Bruce Kay

Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:58pm PT
do you feel lucky? punk.
do you feel lucky? punk.
Credit: Stewart Johnson
scotty on mystic river
scotty on mystic river
Credit: Stewart Johnson
hang em high
hang em high
Credit: Stewart Johnson
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:09pm PT
Hang em high! Outrageous man! No rock pro I bet?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:10pm PT
kirkwood desperadowwww!


I WANNA SEE SOME PUNCTURE WOUNDS!;-)




ps, looks vaguely like "the sqeamish"
climblight

Mountain climber
Northern NV
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:13pm PT
What's this line on the watchtower? Right of Moonage
Credit: climblight
toadgas

Trad climber
los angeles
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
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Yo, ice climbin niggahs!!!! represent THIS


vvv


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rog8ou-ZepE



-

Conrad

climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:47pm PT
Timmc -- SOV pictures from this season?

Trophy Wall    8 November 2004 Early Season Bliss
Trophy Wall 8 November 2004 Early Season Bliss
Credit: Conrad
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 18, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
Digging deep here...

Ice climbing photos from the 1970s
Lee Vining

70 cm ice axe in one hand
Alpine hammer in the other

Mugs Stump told me that I had to get a Curver, so I did (it was really short, 54 cm)

Ice climbing B.G. &#40;Before Gortex&#41;. 60/40 parka. Wool knickers....
Ice climbing B.G. (Before Gortex). 60/40 parka. Wool knickers. Dachstein mittens. Whillan sit harness. Galibier boots. Joe Brown helmet. Alpelite ice axe. Chouinard alpine hammer.
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Lee Vining, 1970s
Lee Vining, 1970s
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Lee Vining, 1970s
Lee Vining, 1970s
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

The Curver
The Curver
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Cooking up pancakes on a Svea 123 stove at Lee Vining. The pancakes are New Orleans style (blackened).
Making pancakes "New Orleans Style" - BLACKENED! <br/>
Mid-1970s below the...
Making pancakes "New Orleans Style" - BLACKENED!
Mid-1970s below the Dana Plateau and Lee Vining
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

My ice climbing tools of yester-year

Dachstein mittens, Salewa ice screws, wart hogs, 1st generation Chouin...
Dachstein mittens, Salewa ice screws, wart hogs, 1st generation Chouinard ice screws. Can you believe that we used to actually lead with this sh#t?
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

My old alpine & ice climbing tools
My old alpine & ice climbing tools
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 19, 2012 - 07:47am PT
sweet!
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:20am PT
Conrad:

Sure looks like the same season but that time I was there was 2009.
What a venue!
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:10am PT
Louise Falls
Louise Falls
Credit: Timmc
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:38am PT
wow, I could get out some of that pre-gortex stuff, including a "60/40" parka that my wife made for me back in the day... probably from a pattern out of an old book on making your own camping stuff...

wool socks, wool knickers, wool balaclava, wool mittens, leather boots, nylon shell... got wet and stayed "warm" (the mantra, repeated over and over: "wool is warm, even when wet" was more a prayer)

wood handles, no leashes,
impossible technique

climbing ice in January 2012 was very different from the last time I climbed ice in 1995

the clothing technology made climbing movement possible and kept the body warm and dry
the ice "tool" technology transformed ascents from something akin to framing a house to actual recognizable climbing

and the popularity of the sport has turned it into a search for holes to hook (this is not such a great development IMHO)

no use dwelling on the past except to, once again, give kudos to those climbers who put up the hardest routes (many still hard) with the gear of that day
Burchey

Mountain climber
San Diego
Nov 19, 2012 - 12:29pm PT
I'm looking forward to 2035, when we'll have spikes coming from our palms, and the jackets/pants will be made of robots.

I'll be the old guy talking about the good ole days when all we had were nomics and Event.

Incidentally, I think I'll head up the North Fork this weekend - heard there may be a little ice below Thor. Scratch around on a little WI2 to get the season started. Chief, if you fancy an arm-wrestling match, I'll be ready.
astrange

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 19, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
Battling spindrift in Lillaz Gulley&#40;TD-,WI4,M4&#41; in Val di Cogn...
Battling spindrift in Lillaz Gulley(TD-,WI4,M4) in Val di Cogne, Italy.
Credit: astrange
Winter is coming soon! A shot from last year in Val di Cogne
Conrad

climber
Nov 20, 2012 - 04:47am PT
Andesite requires cleaning. Alley Cat Bingo Cave Hyalite
Andesite requires cleaning. Alley Cat Bingo Cave Hyalite
Credit: Conrad

Tim -
Kris E and I drove up after the 2004 election, totally bummed, ready to become Canadians. The Terminator headwall was super deluxe, nice and plastic before deep winter sublimates it into a brittle nightmare.
perswig

climber
Nov 20, 2012 - 08:26am PT
^^
Incoming!


Bitchin' pics, all.
You guys are badass.

Dale
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 20, 2012 - 11:40am PT
Conrad:

Sick photo-I cringed.

Ha ha, I was just working with a fellow American in Alberta during the last election- he said we wouln't go home if Romney won.

Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Nov 20, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
+ 1 on the shot of Jimmy and Seton Lk.!

Full moon ascent of Louise Falls ca.'03
Full moon ascent of Louise Falls ca.'03
Credit: Saugy
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 20, 2012 - 10:26pm PT


FA of Medusa, near Hope.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 21, 2012 - 01:33am PT
Wow Medusa looks great!
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Anywhere I like
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
Credit: originalpmac

as always with ice, never say when or where
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 24, 2012 - 12:43pm PT
This thing forms very rarely due to flow volume, but when it does, it's quite the climb.

Graham on The Crucible
Graham on The Crucible
Credit: Oplopanax
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 24, 2012 - 12:54pm PT
crucible = fat!

Me on a obscure Blackcomb route.... so obscure I can't even remember w...
Me on a obscure Blackcomb route.... so obscure I can't even remember what we called it. I don't know if you can see it but right about there is a crucial #2 Big Bro placement. I bet I'm the only guy in the world who has protected an ice climb with a Bro
Credit: Bruce Kay
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 24, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
Bruce, there's this nice unclimbed line for you on the other side of the Crucible amphitheatre. Looks like it could take a whole rack of Big Bros...

Overhanging wide crack and ice blobs across from the Crucible
Overhanging wide crack and ice blobs across from the Crucible
Credit: Oplopanax
Burchey

Mountain climber
San Diego
Nov 26, 2012 - 02:58pm PT
From this weekend









Jim Lawyer

climber
Nov 26, 2012 - 06:25pm PT
Mate, Spawn, and Die, Salmon River.
Mate, Spawn, and Die, Salmon River.
Credit: Jim Lawyer
Decko

Trad climber
Colorado
Nov 26, 2012 - 07:20pm PT
CODY !!!!

Love Stinks 1st Pitch, or maybe second
Love Stinks 1st Pitch, or maybe second
Credit: Decko

Duck Soup 1st pitch
Duck Soup 1st pitch
Credit: Decko

Sendaro.............
Sendaro.............
Credit: Decko

How can you not grin after climbing that beauty
How can you not grin after climbing that beauty
Credit: Decko

Mein Vein 1st pitch
Mein Vein 1st pitch
Credit: Decko

Mein Vein last pitch
Mein Vein last pitch
Credit: Decko

At the bottom of Leaning Tree
At the bottom of Leaning Tree
Credit: Decko

And finally The Drumstick........... <br/>
 <br/>
Oh Yea
And finally The Drumstick...........

Oh Yea
Credit: Decko

Cody Why go anywhere else.....
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Nov 26, 2012 - 07:25pm PT
might take a road trip out West this winter to get some climbing in either at Cody or Hyalite (the drive is about the same) -- which is better in terms of approach/accessibility, reliability of ice, aesthetics and so on?
mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
Nov 27, 2012 - 02:22pm PT

Outside Bozeman 1971 or 1972...

E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Nov 28, 2012 - 10:35am PT
the bad looking one....hyalite
the bad looking one....hyalite
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Nov 28, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
automatic control theory in santaquin cyn. Pretty fat in 2010.
automatic control theory in santaquin cyn. Pretty fat in 2010.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 28, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
Cool shots E, keep em coming!
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:00pm PT
Credit: T2
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:12pm PT
I WANT SOME ICE BABY!

Nice shots E and Tommy!

Jeremy
Conrad

climber
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:43pm PT
Buzz Bomb M9 fresh for 2012 Candle Cliff :: Hyalite
Buzz Bomb M9 fresh for 2012 Candle Cliff :: Hyalite
Credit: Conrad
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
i WASNT ON THE INTERNET during bush years...
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:52pm PT
Tom May-  Kirkwood 78.  Alpine Hammers and shortie axes.
Tom May- Kirkwood 78. Alpine Hammers and shortie axes.
Credit: Ron Anderson


Credit: Ron Anderson



Franktown falls,, fa 1978 <br/>
 <br/>
NO known second ascent to this date 201...
Franktown falls,, fa 1978

NO known second ascent to this date 2012..
Credit: Ron Anderson


on the top easy ground of franktown falls..
on the top easy ground of franktown falls..
Credit: Ron Anderson


Paul Crafton coming up over the lip of the vertical sec below  140 fee...
Paul Crafton coming up over the lip of the vertical sec below 140 feet long..
Credit: Ron Anderson


this climb is just above 5000 hidden on the west side of washoe valley, and only forms when its in the twentys for a high and sub zero lows for a few days. The pic of the whole thing is at the end of the day which had warmed into the high 30s- and water was running the left side..
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Nov 29, 2012 - 05:34pm PT
Here's one from Maple cyn.
Get Wacked in Maple cyn.
Get Wacked in Maple cyn.
sharperblue

Mountain climber
oakland, california
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:04pm PT
endless AI2
Credit: sharperblue
at 6000m
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:33pm PT
final pitch of High on Boulder-Cody
Pillar of Pain
Pillar of Pain
fosburg

climber
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:47pm PT
Never seen Get Whacked that thick Erik, nice!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
Now we're talking!! Love it. Sharpening my picks and drinking Two-Hearted Ale right now. Just need some ice!!
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Dec 2, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
Experts Choice center in waterton alberta.
Billy Pierson on first pitch
experts choice
experts choice
Timmc

climber
BC
Dec 2, 2012 - 02:22pm PT
Great photos upthread!


Suffer Machine, Stanley Headwall
Suffer Machine, Stanley Headwall
Credit: Timmc
Timmc

climber
BC
Dec 2, 2012 - 02:34pm PT
Suffer Machine Zone
Suffer Machine Zone
Credit: Timmc
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Dec 2, 2012 - 02:56pm PT

Brainstem- GNP

Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 2, 2012 - 09:48pm PT



unclimbed
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Dec 2, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
somewhere in the deep woods?
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Dec 2, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
We have one of those too, but ours has been climbed. The Missing Tooth Grade IV WI5 5.9 A2 FA: Kirby Spangler and Lane Johnson 1997.

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 2, 2012 - 10:09pm PT
Just around the corner from Carlsberg! I've never seen it look good to go however. Have you Drew?


Hey Tim - nice shots on the suffer machine! did you get on uniform Queen? Looks pretty fat! Thats one of the raddest pitches I've ever done
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 2, 2012 - 11:05pm PT
Bruce I figure you could either go hard left out to the corner, up the corner then back right on ledge past the three trees to the upper ice, or just lug a drill up there and make a modern route with some bolts... if there are any holds on that rotten granite.

it sure is a long way up there though. I took that photo with 10x zoom.
Timmc

climber
BC
Dec 3, 2012 - 09:25am PT
Hey Bruce:

Thanks and no haven't climbed UQ, though it looks amazing. I have heard that crack pitch is inreal.
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Dec 3, 2012 - 10:12am PT
Nemesis
Nemesis
leaving the big ledge on Nemesis-Stanley Headwall
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Dec 3, 2012 - 10:18am PT
Billy Pierson on last pitch of Polar Circus
Polar Circus
Polar Circus
Anonym Astmatiker

Ice climber
Trondheim, Norway
Dec 3, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
Loooong one in Gudvangen Norway. Under the upper pitches of Kjerrskred...
Loooong one in Gudvangen Norway. Under the upper pitches of Kjerrskredkvelven 2006. Just 500 more meters.
Credit: Anonym Astmatiker
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:06pm PT
McC sans corde at Ouray
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Dec 3, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
his redness on whitemans
his redness on whitemans
Credit: Stewart Johnson
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Dec 3, 2012 - 09:47pm PT
g master on pitch one sorcerer
g master on pitch one sorcerer
Credit: Stewart Johnson
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Dec 3, 2012 - 11:22pm PT
Sweet runnel on Alexander's Chimney, RMNP.
Sweet runnel on Alexander's Chimney, RMNP.
Credit: wbw
Starting up All Mixed Up, RMNP.
Starting up All Mixed Up, RMNP.
Credit: wbw
Squeezing up into the chimney on Total Abandon, Pikes Peak.
Squeezing up into the chimney on Total Abandon, Pikes Peak.
Credit: wbw
Hot Doggies, RMNP.
Hot Doggies, RMNP.
Credit: wbw
1st Flatiron, Boulder.
1st Flatiron, Boulder.
Credit: wbw
Approaching Stoneman, RMNP.
Approaching Stoneman, RMNP.
Credit: wbw




Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 3, 2012 - 11:32pm PT
wbw - that thing on Alexanders chimney looks unreal! Would there be stuff like that right now?

I had to go get something to contribute:


Northwest face of Knight peak,  North Cascades
Northwest face of Knight peak, North Cascades
Credit: Don Serl

Floydesque on Bravo Peak, Waddington range
Floydesque on Bravo Peak, Waddington range
Credit: Larry stanier
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Dec 3, 2012 - 11:36pm PT
Bruce, it's pretty darn dry here right now, and the ice like that up high on Alex's between 12K and 13K is most likely sublimating. That picture was taken last April.

Edit: Those thin runnels in your pix. look pretty sweet as well.
10b4me

Boulder climber
u.s. 395
Dec 4, 2012 - 06:03pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#276921
photo not found
Missing photo ID#276922
stringband

Mountain climber
Marquette, Michigan
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
Munising, Michigan Ice
Munising, Michigan Ice
Credit: stringband
Here is a older photo of the ice along Sand Point Road, Munising, Michigan.
Les

Trad climber
Bahston
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:37pm PT
Awesome thread!!! Jonesing for some ice here in the NE! Things have definitely been getting climbed, but still pretty thin in most places.

Here's a shot from a multi-sport day in Mt. Washington's Huntington Ravine this past spring (ice climbed Pinnacle Gully, rock climbed Pinnacle Butress, then snowboarded Central Gully):



My friend Scott on P2 of the Black Dike (photo by Scott Sampietro):



Pretty full-on conditions in Pinnacle Gully this past January:




Old Man

Ice climber
Eagle River, Alaska
Dec 5, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
Avalon, this past Sunday in Alaska, in Richard's "back yard" - my firs...
Avalon, this past Sunday in Alaska, in Richard's "back yard" - my first WI4 lead.
Credit: Old Man
Grammy

Trad climber
North Conway, New Hampshire
Dec 6, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
[photo
Dracula,4+, Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch, NH, 2009
Dracula,4+, Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch, NH, 2009
Credit: Grammy
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Hobbit Couloir, 4+/5, Frankenstein Cliffs, Crawford Notch, NH, 2008
Hobbit Couloir, 4+/5, Frankenstein Cliffs, Crawford Notch, NH, 2008
Credit: Grammy
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:00am PT
here's a good one of Carlsberg
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:09am PT
Grammy. Dracula Looks Fat! had no idea that you guys have winter over there... dry as a bone here in VT... :(
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:36am PT
unconsolidated crud at 6400 meters-summit cone of Cholatse
Cholatse 2011
Cholatse 2011
Grammy

Trad climber
North Conway, New Hampshire
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:46am PT
Tradman! These pictures were taken a few years back. We have nothing going on right now. Standard can be climbed. I soloed Monkey Wrench to the Cleft last weekend and that was wonderful...but you have to go high to get the ice right now. Hopefully things will change here in the next week or two!

~grammy
Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 03:27pm PT
Just finished watching Ice Revolution from last years Reel Rock film tour, Will Gadd and Tim Emmet on their Helmcken Falls project. If you haven't seen it yet (I hadn't) check it out! Crazy futuristic ice climbing for sure, weird to see ice and bolts together...
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:55pm PT
Gram.. I was kidding you;)
Grammy

Trad climber
North Conway, New Hampshire
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:14pm PT
Oh...lol. Sorry Tradman! Actually, Janet Wilkinson and Majka Burhardt climbed Standard route today...that must have been one scratchy and dicey ascent! Pretty cool
Mark Rodell

Trad climber
Bangkok
Dec 9, 2012 - 09:35pm PT
Yvon Chouinard in Mexico Photo by Dean Wizard Caldwell, or so as I rec...
Yvon Chouinard in Mexico Photo by Dean Wizard Caldwell, or so as I recall.
Credit: Mark Rodell
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 9, 2012 - 11:46pm PT
^^^ That looks like some weird skiing. Or a hot new dance.
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Dec 14, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
very soon now....
The Spout
The Spout
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Dec 15, 2012 - 03:20am PT
Vernal Falls - 12/27/11
Vernal Falls - 12/27/11
Credit: BMcC
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Dec 15, 2012 - 09:10am PT
secret spot
the Bone in Johnson cyn
the Bone in Johnson cyn
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 15, 2012 - 09:18am PT
My first lead back after spinal fusion.
Credit: philo
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 15, 2012 - 11:15am PT
Slow start here in the North East. only climbing to be had is up high...
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Dec 15, 2012 - 07:46pm PT
this one has not been in for awhile
the sound of eight hooves
the sound of eight hooves
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:50am PT
Björn leading above Norway's longest &#40;over 200 kms&#41; and deepes...
Björn leading above Norway's longest (over 200 kms) and deepest fjords, Sognefjord.
Credit: BMcC

Björn
Björn
Credit: BMcC

Erik's lead; Björn belaying with Sognefjord far below.
Erik's lead; Björn belaying with Sognefjord far below.
Credit: BMcC
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:20am PT
Hunting ice in Norway.
Hunting ice in Norway.
Credit: BMcC

For transportation to the ice...
For transportation to the ice...
Credit: BMcC

Fossilmonster above Gudvangen.
Fossilmonster above Gudvangen.
Credit: BMcC

perswig

climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 11:31am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG95yGRaooY
Some mixed gnar for your entertainment...

Dale
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 30, 2012 - 11:36am PT
That fossilmonster must be something to behold, let alone actually climb. Is that crag about as big as half dome or bigger?
Conrad

climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 03:24pm PT
Project
Project
Credit: Conrad
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Dec 30, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
pitch 2 Hermods ride
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Dec 30, 2012 - 06:16pm PT
last pitch....avenger
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Jan 4, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
Bruce Kay - right, there is some really tall and impressive ice in Norway. In Feb 2005, Scott Johnston, Erik Sandelin, Björn Kihlstrom, and I climbed the 1st 4 pitches of a waterfall near what was later named Fossilmonster. There was much more above us. We went back in 2006, but the lower pitches were missing. In 2009, Robert Jasper and partners finished it, naming it Into the Wild and also did the FA of the Fossilmonster (link below).

Into the Wild, Gudvangen, Norway &#40;Feb. 2005&#41;
Into the Wild, Gudvangen, Norway (Feb. 2005)
Credit: BMcC
The bottom bit &#40;4 pitches&#41; of Into the Wild &#40;Feb. 2005&#41;
The bottom bit (4 pitches) of Into the Wild (Feb. 2005)
Credit: BMcC

Fossilmonster is to the right and out of the above pictures.

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?keyid=36635
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Jan 4, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Bruce Kay - For some perspective on the length of Fossilmonster, Robert Jasper puts it at about 100m less than that of Into the Wild. The 1st 4 pitches of Into the Wild is the bit of ice in this picture rising above the end of the safety guardrail along the right side of the road:

Into the Wild, Gudvangen, Norway &#40;Feb. 2005&#41;
Into the Wild, Gudvangen, Norway (Feb. 2005)
Credit: BMcC
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Jan 6, 2013 - 10:57am PT
{Don't ice climb with a GriGri}
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Jan 6, 2013 - 11:10am PT
word
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jan 6, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
Isn't it Fosslimonster?
I don't speak Norske but I think Fossli means something totally different that Fossil.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 30, 2013 - 03:36am PT
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 6, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#288411
photo not found
Missing photo ID#288417
burcheyGITTEM

Big Wall climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 04:24pm PT


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