Todd Eastman..heard you can climb ice? :)

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RDB

Social climber
wa
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 28, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Must be true! I wanted to do this line when we were in Cham back in '78. Thought about it again late winter of '11. Thought I knew how to climb ice in '78. I would have shite myself by the looks of it! Likely result in '11 as well. Nice work bitd Todd, by you and Tobin!


http://www.alpineexposures.com/blogs/chamonix-conditions/7248614-sorenson-eastman-dent-du-requin
Brian Biega

climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 29, 2013 - 12:23am PT
Way to go out there! Sounds like a great time.

Cheers, Brian
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Jan 29, 2013 - 01:25am PT
Dane, I nearly pooped looking at those pics! We had fatter conditions with perfect styro sticking. No doubt you would have charged right up if you were there when we were.

Todd
RDB

Social climber
wa
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2013 - 01:35am PT
Fat or thin Todd, that is a proud line in '78 just as it is today. French guide says 85 degrees! On curved gear or terros of course. It was all the "right stuff" bitd. The best lines hold full value for generations. This is obviously one of the best.








photos courtesy of Jon Griffith and alpineexposures.com
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 29, 2013 - 01:44am PT
Stunning position/proposition in that photo!
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jan 29, 2013 - 01:46am PT
awesome pix on that blog.

We had fatter conditions with perfect styro sticking

this is becoming a familiar refrain in high places.

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 29, 2013 - 02:00am PT
Jon's photos continue to amaze me. I got to take some of his food at 14K camp on Denali (in 2011. year after I started hiking/mountaineering) when they were leaving....after setting the new Cassin speed record I believe! Him and his partner were nice guys.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 29, 2013 - 02:33am PT
Vitaly: it amazes me what you've done in such a short period of time.
When you get a chance, if you're up for it please go to my "Rewind: Life Without Climbing?" thread and kick something out for us.
steve shea

climber
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:08am PT
Todd can climb ice! One fine looking tour Todd!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:20am PT
its sure dosn't look like inspiring gear opportunities - especially in the age of no stubbies!
David Wilson

climber
CA
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:21am PT
Looks amazing. So much adventure just a few miles from a good croissant.
gilly

climber
Mohawk Valley,Ca
Jan 29, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
Todd, great work.It was a pleasure hanging with you in the Adirondacks back around 1979-80 not to long after you were in Chamonix.I Heard the stories before you walked in the door of EMS in Lake Placid and I met you for the first time. Salute! Gill-ey
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