Human flyswatter ice thingy is back

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Prod

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Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 23, 2009 - 01:00pm PT
This year we added about 15 feet to the top of the wall giving us approx 65' of climbing. With the cold start we have had this winter we were able to start making ice just after Thanksgiving.

Hope you like the pics.

With no ice last spring



Early start























Climbing can be dangerous.





2 stitches later



BUBBA!



Cheers Prod.
goatboy smellz

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dirty south
Jan 23, 2009 - 01:06pm PT
Proud work Prod!

How did you build out that ice bulge?
Prod

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2009 - 01:22pm PT
Yo Goat,

Hows it hanging?

If you look at the 3rd pic in that series of me climbing the bulge you'll see a PVC tube above me. That is a home made sprayer. It is basically 3 fertilizer sprayer fittings in a row about 9" apart. When it is really cold the water freezes out to where ever the unit is suspended. Then the next day you kick any ice formations off the underside to keep it from freezing in or getting to the ground.

Prod.
Double D

climber
Jan 23, 2009 - 01:25pm PT
I want one, I want one, I want one!

Very cool bulge. Charge admission and it will become a destination.

rhyang

climber
SJC
Jan 23, 2009 - 01:26pm PT
Nice !!
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
Sacramento, CA
Jan 23, 2009 - 01:28pm PT
Awesome.
Can't wait to get out of this tropical waistland they call Hawaii.
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jan 23, 2009 - 02:05pm PT
Cool!

You'd think living in AK I'd be all set for ice climbing. I think I messed up my season by getting a new set of tools. Ice was a bit slow to form, and with the holidays I could never get hooked up with my partner. Then we had a cold snap. I don't so much mind a couple of weeks @ -20, but I'm not real motivated to climb in such conditions, though it's killer for forming big ice.

Then what do we get, one week of 40 deg temps and all that glorious ice is gone. It was bad enough to have my truck go off the road, and the following day my garage flooded.
Prod

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2009 - 02:43pm PT
bump
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
Jan 24, 2009 - 02:55pm PT
Very cool.....Ice! It's Nice!
Get some, Ya'll!!!
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 24, 2009 - 03:20pm PT
Wow. That's crazy stuff! More photos please...
quartziteflight

climber
dirthy souf hoes throwing dirty souf bows!
Jan 24, 2009 - 03:31pm PT
nice

cool dog

yay for climbing..instead of poltical bullshit
WBraun

climber
Jan 24, 2009 - 06:20pm PT
That things great, and ouch! That musta hurt,

I love the dog photo.
Prod

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2009 - 07:26am PT
Its melting....

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