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#637695 - 01/19/07 03:00 PM [TR] leavenworth - pencil 1/19/2007
cappellini Offline

Registered: 12/27/01
Posts: 196
TRs: 1 Photos: 0
Trip: leavenworth - pencil

Date: 1/19/2007

Trip Report:
beware..we were thwarted by the pencils gunshots, groans, and coos yesterday...after being smacked just once above the waist, p1 threatend to fall down...we waited a while to watch it fall downto no still stands unsent

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#637717 - 01/19/07 03:21 PM Re: [TR] leavenworth - pencil 1/19/2007 [Re: cappellini]
ryland_moore Offline

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 1690
TRs: 5 Photos: 45
Loc: Hood River, Oregon
No that it has relieved some of its stresses and tensions, it should be in great form tomorrow after it refreezes (assuming it will)!
Someday the Mountain Might get 'em but the law never will - Theme Song From Dukes of Hazard

#637719 - 01/19/07 03:28 PM Re: [TR] leavenworth - pencil 1/19/2007 [Re: ryland_moore]
joepuryear Offline

Registered: 09/16/02
Posts: 96
TRs: 8 Photos: 171
Loc: Leavenworth, WA
Hey Dan, I've got your screw, got the pitch, and I've got a good story to go with it. email me at joepuryear at hotmail and I'll get your gear back to you.
Joe Puryear

#637899 - 01/19/07 11:26 PM Re: [TR] leavenworth - pencil 1/19/2007 [Re: joepuryear]
DirtyHarry Offline

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 3571
TRs: 5 Photos: 44
Let's hear the story, Joe.
Watch yer top knot.

#797098 - 05/11/08 11:50 PM The Pencil Avalanches [Re: DirtyHarry]
joepuryear Offline

Registered: 09/16/02
Posts: 96
TRs: 8 Photos: 171
Loc: Leavenworth, WA
Okay, here's the story
Here's a little video from last year...

P.S. I got the date wrong on the video but WTF cares?
Joe Puryear

#797364 - 05/12/08 04:09 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: joepuryear]
olyclimber Offline

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 25324
TRs: 47 Photos: 895
Loc: In Love with You
holy crap!

#797417 - 05/12/08 07:36 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: olyclimber]
crazy_t Offline
addicted to

Registered: 09/17/01
Posts: 557
TRs: 8 Photos: 56
Loc: West Seattle
that's a sweet flick
Vodka biz pivo, eto kak dengi na veter..

#797425 - 05/12/08 08:19 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: crazy_t]
NoahT Offline

Registered: 03/20/05
Posts: 211
TRs: 5 Photos: 68
Loc: Seattle
Timely--just read a message about WSDOT expecting 80 to 90 degree weather on HWY 20 this weekend...woah...

#798338 - 05/16/08 04:04 AM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: NoahT]
ken4ord Offline

Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 3048
TRs: 14 Photos: 281
Loc: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
That was rad, definitely pretty extreme looking getting pummeled from above. I was surprised to see how wide the Pencil was. I always looked up at that thing and it looks like a pencil from the road. Good work on the climb and vid.

#798614 - 05/18/08 08:43 AM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: ken4ord]
Joe_Poulton Offline

Registered: 04/12/01
Posts: 378
TRs: 1 Photos: 46
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Joe Poulton
Poulton Imaging

#798787 - 05/19/08 12:12 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: Joe_Poulton]
sobo Offline
Spray Master

Registered: 12/17/00
Posts: 10987
TRs: 4 Photos: 270
Loc: The Oklahoma Dustbowl of AFG
Sweet! Very nice!

"...After Avalanche #3, it was time to bail..." Classic!

Bad Nodder!

Joe, if your mom saw you do that, she'd kick your scrawny little ass from here to next Thursday!
By royal proclamation of Marmot Prince, I am an e-mountaineer and I don't know shit.

#799455 - 05/20/08 10:04 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: sobo]
Raindawg Offline

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 1297
TRs: 0 Photos: 40
Loc: Exit 39
Great video....but the "soundtrack" made me want to jump out a window.

Yo, yo....homeys! How about remixing it to something the whole family could enjoy without requiring a bleep every 5 seconds and an urban dictionary.
Glad you survived the ordeal.

#801853 - 05/30/08 10:16 AM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: Raindawg]
joepuryear Offline

Registered: 09/16/02
Posts: 96
TRs: 8 Photos: 171
Loc: Leavenworth, WA
More like every 3 seconds...

Ken, we were surprised at how wide it was too, having always thought it to be more of a pillar. The ice was really shitty though, and as Cappellini pointed out - probably about ready to detach and fall down.

Shitty ice in Washington? Sorry for being redundant.
Joe Puryear

#990662 - 11/29/10 01:42 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: joepuryear]
Sol Offline

Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 1707
TRs: 31 Photos: 407
Loc: leavenworth
Joe Puryear Memorial Ice Stoke BUMP!!!!

#990948 - 11/30/10 08:57 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: Sol]
Dane Offline

Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 3097
TRs: 12 Photos: 138
Loc: Issaquah
"Shitty ice in Washington? Sorry for being redundant."

Stoke and reminder from Joe...


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