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coolrockclimberguy69

climber
Jan 5, 2015 - 06:57pm PT
WOW! Christoph comes in and drops the hammer on all us gapers.



Hate to say it ladies and gentlemen, but after 23 years of snowboarding and 19 years of backcountry splitboarding.... (pause for effect)

I think I'm going to learn how to ski.

Wait. Now just wait a goddam minute. Look, I love the way a snowboard feels on those epic powder days, but after a couple of seasons skinning around the local mountains I think that skis are the way to go. Plus, learning new stuff is cool. I feel like a traitor...a fraud for betraying the winter discipline that I've loved and defended with fervor for so long but the truth is staring me in the face. Getting around my current local mountain range will be a lot less painful on skis. I hope my splitboarding bretheren will understand this and support me in my future endeavors. However, I'm still not selling off my old Prior just in case I need to whip it out on a nice bluebird day.

briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Jan 5, 2015 - 07:18pm PT
^Traitor!!!
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Jan 5, 2015 - 07:25pm PT
We are officially in "Juneuary" again in California......

However December was pretty good.

Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89

Even got in some elusive Tahoe ice climbing!!

Credit: briham89
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jan 5, 2015 - 07:44pm PT
Cry California this drought is on steroids .....

The Big H
The Big H
Credit: Charlie D.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Jan 5, 2015 - 07:51pm PT
Credit: Rick A
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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jan 7, 2015 - 09:11pm PT
Today, there was spring skiing above the fog that enveloped Vancouver. It was great to be above the inversion and have windless sunshine.

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2015 - 09:18pm PT
Nice Jim! How is that knee feeling out there??

Charlie. I feel your pain. I would love to see that thing break up and stop messing with the whole damn coast....
new world order2

climber
Jan 7, 2015 - 09:27pm PT
Hi Big Mike. Hows your back?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jan 7, 2015 - 09:29pm PT
knees shmees, a little sore but good to go !

I second the New World Order. How is your back these days ?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2015 - 10:07pm PT
Hi nwo,

I'm doing pretty darn good considering. Pain is minimal, just working on getting feeling back 100% in my left leg. It's coming, and i get more return all the time which is nice.

Sorry i never returned your email. I got a whole whack of messages at that time which was very encouranging, but overwhelming and i'm afraid too many went unreturned.

Edit: great news Jim! Let's get out for a tour when conditions get better.
PotatoHead

Trad climber
Nunya,ID
Jan 10, 2015 - 01:14pm PT
Jawohl!!

http://www.tetongravity.com/video/ski/weekend-warrior-hitler-wants-to-ski-pow
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
Jan 10, 2015 - 01:32pm PT

https://vimeo.com/114951438
PotatoHead

Trad climber
Nunya,ID
Jan 10, 2015 - 02:17pm PT
^^^
That's a good one. Urban schralping = huge cringe factor for me. Lots metal and concrete. No fall zone
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2015 - 09:21am PT
It's snowing again here at Whistler :)


This week we have special guests. The taco's own thisjustin will make an appearance here tomorrow. Today he's teaching Mindo to ride.

We got 9 overnight as of 5 am. Probably 15 now.

Gotta go!
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Feb 1, 2015 - 12:34pm PT
Credit: east side underground
gotta bail the eastside, can't climb, can't surf ( still cringing over missing last weeks epicness) snow here is lame........whistler or jackson hole.....hummmmm
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2015 - 12:40pm PT
Come on up Eastside!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2015 - 02:34pm PT
I got up fairly early today, only to arrive at the lifts and realize that i'd totally spaced on my boots.... Doh! So back home i went and i missed the first couple runs.

When I got up Solar I headed straight to 7th heaven.

The minute I showed up, the chair opened.

Sixth chair on 7th Heaven


"Powder" beard selfie :)


I got three decent laps in on the pow groomers and then peaced out when it got chopped up and busy.

Tomorrow looks sweet!
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Feb 7, 2015 - 08:52am PT
Had a smooth lap in the BC yesterday.

Credit: Rick A
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Feb 7, 2015 - 09:52am PT
Rick, looks like you're getting in some backcountry time. Life beyond the desk seems to working well!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2015 - 11:46am PT
Nice Rick! Looks like you guys are killing it this year!!

ThisJustIn and I got to shred some hot pow together Thursday morning.

I had a little snow on the truck.


Website said 13cm's. It kept getting fatter all morning though.

Justin after our second sweet lap.


After a couple more laps We hiked up to the top of crystal chair.


It was total elephant snot up there. We dropped in on a sweet untracked groomer, and I dropped my nose in for the first turn and instantly felt like i was going over the bars. The rest of the run was a sticky nose wheelie. Very challenging and not extremely pleasant.. Lol

Justin got a little wet...


That evening Sandra and I went to visit Justin and Mindy at the club for a soak in tub.

Mindy, Justin and Sandra



It was a great day, and I was happy to share some of my lines with Justin. Hopefully next time he comes we have more to work with! ;)
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