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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 19, 2012 - 04:47am PT
sweet!
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 19, 2012 - 07:20am 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 - 08:10am PT
Louise Falls
Louise Falls
Credit: Timmc
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 19, 2012 - 08:38am 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 - 09:29am 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 - 01:13pm 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 - 01:47am 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 - 05:26am PT
^^
Incoming!


Bitchin' pics, all.
You guys are badass.

Dale
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 20, 2012 - 08:40am 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 - 07:20pm 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 - 07:26pm PT


FA of Medusa, near Hope.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 20, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
Wow Medusa looks great!
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Anywhere I like
Nov 21, 2012 - 09:01am PT
Credit: originalpmac

as always with ice, never say when or where
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 24, 2012 - 09:43am 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 - 09:54am 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 - 10:05am 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 - 11:58am PT
From this weekend









Jim Lawyer

climber
Nov 26, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
Mate, Spawn, and Die, Salmon River.
Mate, Spawn, and Die, Salmon River.
Credit: Jim Lawyer
Decko

Trad climber
Colorado
Nov 26, 2012 - 04:20pm 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 - 04:25pm 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?
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