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Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Nov 17, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
south face of Aconcagua.
south face of Aconcagua.
Credit: Paul Teare
If you plan on climbing any of the major peaks on the planet and you dont ice climb, well.......... youre gonna die.
steve shea

climber
Nov 17, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Yup JD is on it. Pass the sunscreen. Ice climbing is nothing more than high altitude, underpaid construction work. Ifin you can pound nails you can ascend la glace. The trick is to never fall, have Popeye forearms and a leash! Leashless is bs. I like leashes and lot's o' pro. Old Lowe drive in/screw outs. You could fasten yourself to almost any icicle very fast. Good for the head. I don't know if they held but good for the head.

Breashears and I once climbed the Black Dike on Cannon without tools, well only for placing and removing pro. That was fun cause it did not seem like construction work. Heh Heh

Are people really toproping Bridalveil and Ames and the like? Colorado used to be pretty quiet. No more huh?
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Nov 17, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
Last time I was in Lee Vining was 1985, not crowded at all. Ran into Ron Kauk, who I knew a bit from Camp 4 - climbed Main Wall, Right Flow and Chouinard Falls. Last time I was on ice was also in 1985, Sequoia NP with my friends Ron (not Kauk) and Jeff. X-C skied in, did some small routes (couple of pitches) and I led one long climb about five pitches up some gully, as I was the most experienced on ice (and I am not).

Also, 1985 was the last time I climbed a mountain (the three Mexican volcanoes - Ixta, Popo and Orizaba).

I love ice, rock more so. Ice/snow - Mt Shasta, Mt St Helens before it blew, Mount Olympus (Olympic NP), Mt Shuksan (Price Glacier), V-Notch, U-Notch, Dana Glacier (Tuolumne) unroped (easy peasy), still have Rainer and Hood on my tick list. And the Bugaboos, and Chamonix and Alaska and…

… the list just seems to be getting longer and I am getting shorter.

I also understand that there is some good ice in the June Lake area. Conditions in Ireland are not always "right" but on Lugnaquilla in the Wicklow Mountains, there can be, at times some good ice climbing in North Prison (what a name). I was suppose to go there several years back when conditions were superb, but Jennie's illness prevented such a trip (we were living in Dalkey at the time).

That same winter I was due to go to Glen Coe and Ben Nevis, but again… Jen was shortly out of hospital.

Sigh, at least I have saved my knuckles from taking a beating.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 17, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Credit: Kalimon
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 17, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
The last ice climb i actually enjoyed was the Diamond Couilor on Mt. Kenya.in 2005....interesting mixed climbing off the deck followed by a pleasant romp up a beautiful peak.
The last rock climb i enjoyed was three days ago to be followed by one tomorrow.
jopay

climber
so.il
Nov 17, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Credit: jopay
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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 17, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
Steve. leashes are a PINTA. once you get over them it feels a lot less like construction work.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
I personally like the changing nature of ice. It is really never the same climb twice. My friend Dawn Glanc always told me she would rather have a warm day of ice climbing than a cold day of rock climbing.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Nov 17, 2013 - 11:46pm PT




Don't get tooled.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 18, 2013 - 12:41am PT
Old skool stylin'...

Credit: Reilly

At least he is properly attired.
johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Nov 18, 2013 - 06:13am PT
Kalimon nice photo of stairway. Thanks for the memories
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Nov 4, 2016 - 10:13am PT
Get cold already. Gees.

hold please
hold please
Credit: WyoRockMan
Chugach

Trad climber
Vermont
Nov 4, 2016 - 03:53pm PT
backyard quarry
backyard quarry
Credit: Chugach

secret
secret
Credit: Chugach

double secret
double secret
Credit: Chugach
new world order2

climber
Nov 4, 2016 - 04:41pm PT
Ice is nice, especially when it's plastic in nature.
Last pitch Guiness Gully. Field, B.C.
Last pitch Guiness Gully. Field, B.C.
Credit: new world order2
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Dec 13, 2016 - 05:05pm PT
Climbing partnerships form wonderful bonds. Celebrating summits, commiserating in an unfortunate retreat, offering encouragement during difficult trials…Yada yada, it’s all the things that make climbing unique. BUT, there is one event, where emotions are so diametrically opposed, it is a wonder there aren’t more partners murdered.

Illustrated here by these chaps:
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 13, 2016 - 05:20pm PT
Oh god that was funny, but I'm forbidden to finish it!
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Dec 13, 2016 - 06:15pm PT
for the most I dislike the cyborg climbing style, but damn that Interstellar Spice!
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
Dec 13, 2016 - 06:25pm PT
I'm laughing at myself with that clip - I've been on both sides.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2016 - 10:34am PT
Maybe if he would not have taken the time to but that weird gray mesh and the orange screw cap back on the screw his hands would not have gotten so cold. Always have to chuckle a little when I see that on people's harness. They are kind of hard to put in that way.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 14, 2016 - 11:39am PT


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