bad ass ice climb in the front yard

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S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 5, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
Credit: S.Leeper
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:00am PT
you could heel hook off the power lines! Spurs might be handy.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:12am PT
I'd climb it.
Looks like it's been COLD there. Good lookin' blue ice.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:30am PT
That looks like an insurance agent's wet dream.
Some Random Guy

climber
San Franpsycho (a.k.a. a token of my extreme)
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:23am PT
wtf?

i want one!
Branscomb

Trad climber
Lander, WY
Feb 6, 2013 - 08:51am PT
Niceeeeeeeeee action!
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Feb 6, 2013 - 10:07am PT
How the heck did the water get there? Fire Hydrant?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Feb 6, 2013 - 10:23am PT
Blanchard and I built one of those at our cabin behind Slocum's in Mammoth. We had to leave the water running all winter to keep the pipes from freezing, so we climbed a big ass Jeffrey pine and ran a hose up there. It made a tremendous ice tower. I have really cool photos of ice climbing expeditions in my very backyard. . . might have to dig 'em out and scan 'em! It was a blast!

HA!
rwedgee

Ice climber
canyon country,CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
Assuming ~6' diameter (3')squared x ~20' high x pi = 565 cubic feet with 7.48 gallons of water per cubic foot = 4226 at 8.34 lb a gallon =

35,246 lbs something like that. Anyways it's pretty heavy
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
HA!

You and Blanchard, Chris. . . he was totally weirded out by how big and heavy the thing was, he figured it out, too!

Nice thing about Jeffs, though, would be the consistency of the girth of their trunks for a very long way - so the tree, itself, added to the support of the ice tower. It's not like all that ice was hanging from the branches.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
wtf?

i want one!

Me too!

John
orsemaj

Gym climber
SD
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
Did the tree die?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
Our tree didn't die. . . don't know about the one in the above photo, though.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
Credit: mike m
got several. Only the small one in the middle is natural.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
Mike,
If that's your front yard, where do you park the truck?
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Feb 6, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Not quite front yard, but can be there in 5 minutes. Have done a climb over the lunch hour and was not late.
Some Random Guy

climber
San Franpsycho (a.k.a. a token of my extreme)
Feb 6, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Nice thing about Jeffs, though, would be the consistency of the girth of their trunks for a very long way -

huh, what were we talkin' about?
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
kinky
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Feb 6, 2013 - 06:34pm PT
huh, what were we talkin' about?

YerKillinMe!

:-)
Prod

Trad climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
We did that for years behing our shop in Michigan.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=770040&msg=829946#msg829946

Prod.
Some Random Guy

climber
San Franpsycho (a.k.a. a token of my extreme)
Feb 6, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
nice!

how much did it weigh?
Prod

Trad climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
I figured that out once but can't remember.

Sorry.

Another thread.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/522219/If-Jello-can-do-it

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Some Random Guy

climber
San Franpsycho (a.k.a. a token of my extreme)
Feb 7, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
apparently people all over the world build these things and climb them. shows what i know. freakin' cool.

http://www.alaskaalpineclub.org/IceTower/OtherIceTowers.html

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