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dave

climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Ya some stuff in there holding that thing...um...together...? The top pitch was very wet and yes topping out the ice was about 10 inches wide or so and very thin where it spills out of the notch. I got the shortest screw in about half way into some blobby thing, and just kept going. You could say it was a little exciting, beautiful day in the mountains with plenty of on the edge sort of stuff, for me at least. I wore my hood the whole time, as it was by far the wettest ice I'd been on. Glad you guys enjoyed it!
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Jan 12, 2013 - 01:55pm PT



AWESOME!
Best TR of 2013 so far!
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Jan 12, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
Good stuff, Mr Lane.. I enjoyed that alot. That E guy sure gets around..
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 12, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Climbing with E will cure you, or so they say. :-)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 12, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Very NICE ICE job!
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jan 12, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
what happened to the Sagebrush?

company Ladies!

looks like a cool climb,
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Jan 13, 2013 - 08:40am PT
bump.......for proper climbing content
dave

climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2013 - 09:57am PT
I dont know about the Sagebrush 'Inn' but the cottontail ranch didn't do so well:
Credit: dave

How about this view
Credit: dave
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:08am PT
Bump, to keep on front page
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:15am PT
about the farming - the best material, as shown in one of your photos is a roll of mesh fencing strongly secured at the top. Especially if it hangs in a "spiral" then there is an ability to deform with the ice as the ice "flows" with gravity. plus there is a huge matrix upon which the ice forms. That matrix also creates reinforcement!

Rope offers little matrix and it will stretch but it will also break and there is no reinforcement.

A buddy of mine did exactly this up on Blackcomb at an ice farm and it worked and survived beautifully. Cheap and effective.
lucho

Trad climber
California
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:22am PT
Nice job you guys, that thing looks sick!
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:36am PT
the reinforcing material was plastic garden mesh prolly just to make water flow right...none of that stuff would support a fly.

cozgrove was that richard leversee that you were climbing with when the column blew out?
George R

climber
The Gray Area
Jan 13, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
Very cool !!!
G
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Jan 17, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
Nice Dave!
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 17, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
Your writing flows better than that ice, and the ice was looking pretty nasty (good). Bitchen report, thanks for sharing it man.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 17, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
Nice one. That's an adventure.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jan 17, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
gotta love the desert ice...
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Jan 17, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
Nice job guys,

Heard of the VHM in some old mags,
the only thing that looked familiar were some of those approach places on the 95

Great pics
E

Social climber
Tujunga CA.
Jan 18, 2013 - 06:17am PT
that is a proud route....prolly 5+ in two spots.


way harder but reminisant of the ames ice hose



sure glad that igot er on a plastic day ....warm temps that day in town.
its a must do for all modern frozen water specialists.

hey cozzy lets hear the story about the pillar rippin off...same thing happened to us the first time that I tried it.

EE
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 18, 2013 - 07:48am PT
Bump
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