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Pappy

Trad climber
Atlanta
Feb 14, 2007 - 07:47pm PT
Jello, some more fat GA ice:



almost time to start thinking about tying off the first screw...
wootles

climber
Gamma Quadrant
Feb 15, 2007 - 06:47pm PT
Crimpy twisted my arm.

wootles

climber
Gamma Quadrant
Feb 15, 2007 - 09:00pm PT
kev

climber
CA
Feb 17, 2007 - 02:23pm PT
bump - this is climbing related....
Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2007 - 07:39pm PT
All that southern ice is enough to drive a man to drink!

Here's a couple more from the Jaque Cartier River Valley:



First pitch of the Smear, FA.


Heading up to do something Mickey Mouse with big Dave Wright.


Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2007 - 08:10pm PT
More thin:

Duncan Ferguson - The Thin Man


Mark Wilford (another thin-meister) and Duncan Ferguson head up to Englishman's Route, Hallett Peak RMNP, in rare ice conditions


Duncan climbing steep, thin blobs on Englishman's


Duncan and Mark (belaying above) on the 4th pitch of Englishman's route.



Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2007 - 08:44pm PT
In 1975 I made a pilgrimage to Scotland, birthplace of mixed climbing.

Ben Nevis in clearing storm:


I spent about six weeks climbing, about half the time out of Fort William while working on a film for National Geographic, featuring John Cunningham and Yvon Chouinard. When the weather was good, we were ferried to the top of the Ben by helicopter!


Clockwise from top left: Yvon, Johnny, Hamish Mackinnis and Tut Braithwaite.


There was a lot of down time, so Tut and I, who were riggers, had plenty of opportunity to drop down one of the easy gullies and simul-solo the classics. In the center of the photo below is the famous Zero Gully, led by MacKinnis in about 1957.


Edit: Scotland, part two:

Tut on a new route we soloed together.


Yvon and Johnny topping out in rare good weather on Ben Nevis.


Shelter Stone Crag, in the Cairgorms. The best route of my visit was the second ascent of the Citadel/Sticil Face link-up, which follows a line beginning in the middle of the point of the V formed by the bottom of the crag. The climb is about 1,000' high. Gordon Smith and I climbed it with one point of aid, which has since been eliminated, and the route is probably about M7 nowadays.


Gordon starting up the climb.



426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Feb 19, 2007 - 06:41am PT
fantastic snaps, J-Lo. Ever read "The Craggie" by G.J.F. Dutton (speaking o' scotland)?
Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2007 - 11:17am PT
Haven't read "The Craggie", 426. Worthwhile?
Crag Q

Trad climber
Louisville, Colorado
Feb 19, 2007 - 11:27am PT
Jello, thanks for sharing your awesome photos! I'm way too chicken to climb ice that thin.

I was out last weekend and noticed that when my pick strikes rock and I expect ice, that I swing again just to make sure it's rock. Duh!
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Feb 19, 2007 - 07:34pm PT
Jeff,
I’m still hoping we will get to climb sometime, maybe a sandstone classic here, or some quartzite out your way.
As to your Chamonix comment:Au contraire, Chamonix is not the Yosemite of alpine climbing, it is the World Capital of Alpinism AND Skiing! It says so right on the sign.



That thin and steep ice down South is very impressive, folks , even more so because I’ll bet it doesn’t last long.

Jeff –Thanks for posting the Scottish pics. Your mention of Gordon Smith reminded of Tobin telling me about climbing with him on the second ascent of the Desmaison route on the Grande Jorasses a couple of years later in 1977.

Rick
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Aug 1, 2011 - 10:53am PT
Bump, an old thread to help you cool off on a hot day! Thin ice with Jello, Rick A., Duncan Ferguson and many more masters of the tippy toe!
x15x15

climber
Aug 1, 2011 - 11:48am PT
Bump, an old thread to help you cool off on a hot day

it was so muggy and hot this morning... dreaming of cooler days ahead, and enough thin ice to keep us mortals happy too...
not too thin
not too thin
Credit: x15x15
(reposted)
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 1, 2011 - 11:57am PT
Yet another superb Jello thread...
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Aug 1, 2011 - 11:59am PT
Sorry Steve, I'm not even attempting to compete with the "bump master":-)
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Aug 1, 2011 - 12:45pm PT
heres some cali ice bump
hang em high
hang em high
Credit: Stewart Johnson
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 1, 2011 - 12:50pm PT
Damn good maniacal Floyd song too!

The Thin Ice (Waters)

Momma loves her baby
And daddy loves you too.
And the sea may look warm to you babe
And the sky may look blue
But ooooh Baby
Ooooh baby blue
Oooooh babe.

If you should go skating
On the thin ice of modern life
Dragging behind you the silent reproach
Of a million tear-stained eyes
Don't be surprised when a crack in the ice
Appears under your feet.
You slip out of your depth and out of your mind
With your fear flowing out behind you
As you claw the thin ice.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Aug 1, 2011 - 01:02pm PT
theres some SSIIIICK STUFF goin on up N heah!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Aug 1, 2011 - 02:14pm PT
Credit: mike m
Found some "good" conditions in the Big Horns in June of this year.So "Good" that we did not make it to the top.
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
What a great thread. It was a 102 degrees here yesterday.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Aug 1, 2011 - 03:33pm PT
Holy S%^t Batman! Mike M , how many pitches is that thing in the 2nd pic, looks amazing?!
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