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alpinerocket


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with the cold temps and snow finally getting here I was wondering if any one has got on any local ice yet? ie the Great White Icicle and Bridal Veil. Thanks John


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I'm curious myself. I was told that there's only a little bit of ice on Bridalveil as of 11/24. But I don't know how it's looking now. Let me know if you find any.


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finnally hit some ice on thanksgiving. It was not much just a small WI2-3 pillar that ocasionally forms in a canyon near my house. But it was great to swing the tools and try out my new crampons. John


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Did Bridalveil Right Saturday. It was in good condition. Most everything is in. Stairway is all formed up to the base of the 5th pitch, which hadn't touched down yet.

Temps are warming so get it while you can!


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thanks for the update. hope to hit it thursday. it is suposed to cool down tomarrow with some snow.


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Great White is in as well. Was up there last night. The recent warm temps have had their effect on it, but it's still climbable.


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You guys are crazy! I got sunburn at Indian Creek last weekend!


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rock prodigy, I wanted to hit your class tonight at the gym however some things came up. will you do it again? John


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Well, so far I've done it the last 3 years, so I suppose I'll do it again.


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Hey - for all you SLC ice junkies - I used to live in Park City - and Pharoh's Glen in Parley's Canyon was a great ice spot if the temps were right. Ira Saks owns the land and is really cool with climbers that access the Glen through the property. Just be discrete and traverse in - don't walk up to the waterfall - summer or winter - by going by the homes. Anyway - the waterfall freezes well- and faces due North - also - try the moss ledges waterfall and the waterfall back by the DogPile in BCC - all of them are a lot of fun and anywhere from W2 to W4 depending on conditions.

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I was on the GWI on friday. Very thin!!!! :shock:. Hopefully the weather this week will improve the conditions. Any one climbing in Provo yet?


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I was on the GWI thursday 12/11. went up to the 4th pitch. getting thicker. could sink a couple of 10cm screws here and there. the 1st pitch was increadiably thin with o ice pro. however there was a couple of cracks to the left for rock pro but no much. should improve this week. it is getting cold. John


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Not exaclty SLC but I went to Joes this weekend and got in some decent ice as well as some bouldering in Joes and Triassic. Couldn't have more fun.


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Not exaclty SLC but I went to Joes this weekend and got in some decent ice as well as some bouldering in Joes and Triassic. Couldn't have more fun.

would you recomend Joes for a day trip from SLC.


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You could totally make a day trip to Joes although it will be a long day. I think the drive from SLC is about 2 1/2 hrs. Just get an early start and dont be surprised if you are slowed down by bad weather when travelling over soldier summit (we were seriously delayed coming home in the worst white out I have ever been in). Most of the ice was not in in the canyon as of last weekend but up at the resevoir there are a few good climbs right off the road. Check out ccc falls and donorcicle. We climbed on donorcicle late morning to noon in some relatively warm weather and it was good. Take a boulder pad if your into that and hit up Joes or triassic if the ice isn't good. The beauty of the area is that when the ice is good its great and if the ice isn't good then the bouldering is great. Either way you win.


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Hey all, just bumping this one to the top with a few questions. First, how have things been since the huge storm after Christmas? Second, I'm looking for good ice climbs to learn on. Preferably with a walk around TR. I'm a super newbie to ice so I'm sketched out about leading anything.


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Hey all, just bumping this one to the top with a few questions. First, how have things been since the huge storm after Christmas? Second, I'm looking for good ice climbs to learn on. Preferably with a walk around TR. I'm a super newbie to ice so I'm sketched out about leading anything.

I thought you left town? If you want to learn how to ice climb come to Ouray with us. Jan 15-21. Plenty of TR, free demos and various grades. Send me a PM if interested. John


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The first pitch of Stairway to Heaven, in Provo Canyon, is a good walk-around Toprope area...wear a helmet and be heads up.

I went up to Snowbird yesterday and it looked like Disco Duck was formed up, which I've never seen in my 4.5 years here.


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disco duck is in? sweet I will have to check it out this week.


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I went up to Snowbird yesterday and it looked like Disco Duck was formed up, which I've never seen in my 4.5 years here.

Allll-most got it two years ago...but, chickened out. I think when it looks in, can still be detached from the rock 12" and thin, with water and ice chunks raining down from atop the Waterfront. Eeeek. Prudently we did bail.

Fickle little bugger. Hmmmm....

Brian in SLC

ps: called "Cold Duck"...


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ps: called "Cold Duck"...

Well look who know so much??

How was your holiday Brian? My bro got me the Tenascious D DVD...have you seen it? If not, I'd be happy to lend it to you.

It's Kick-a$$!


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Well look who know so much??

How was your holiday Brian? My bro got me the Tenascious D DVD...have you seen it? If not, I'd be happy to lend it to you.

It's Kick-a$$!

Hey, mebbie we should go a dawn patrolin' some morn and try to bag that dude. Approach in deep snow can be a super bummer....! We were thigh to chest deep even with snowshoes...ugh...

Holidaze spent in the Venezuelan Andes...and the beaches of Los Roques...so...yeah...good, and my checked baggage finally arrived (I hear tell at least). Neat gig. A little altitude, a little rock and easy glacier, perfecto. Nice trek.

A friend bought 3 of the D's DVDs...one supposedly for me...I hear tell it has the but baby film? Yikes...them dudes is whack...but, they rock the fetchin' house, and K some A. Some classical sauce, perhaps...can't wait to see it...'cause rock and roll is bogus...(can't get it out of my head now...)....give it up for KG give it up for me....

Hope you and yers had a happy holidaze. We'll have to get out on some ice. You know, I have these projects I needs a rope gun for...(dang, this skiin' is off the scale good, though).

Does J dig the ice thing?

Brian in SLC


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Yes

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What time do you have to be at work? I have this whole week off...it's kinda cold though...supposed to warm up around Wed/Thurs.


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Creamsickle in AF is also in!!


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Scruffy Band is also in pretty good. Any word on MAPLE?

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