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#637695 - 01/19/07 03:00 PM [TR] leavenworth - pencil 1/19/2007
cappellini Offline
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Registered: 12/27/01
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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 avail....it 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
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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)!
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#637719 - 01/19/07 03:28 PM Re: [TR] leavenworth - pencil 1/19/2007 [Re: ryland_moore]
joepuryear Offline
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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.
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#637899 - 01/19/07 11:26 PM Re: [TR] leavenworth - pencil 1/19/2007 [Re: joepuryear]
DirtyHarry Offline
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Registered: 07/28/04
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Let's hear the story, Joe.
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#797098 - 05/11/08 11:50 PM The Pencil Avalanches [Re: DirtyHarry]
joepuryear Offline
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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?
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#797364 - 05/12/08 04:09 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: joepuryear]
olyclimber Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 25288
TRs: 47 Photos: 893
Loc: In Love with You
holy crap!

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#797417 - 05/12/08 07:36 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: olyclimber]
crazy_t Offline
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Registered: 09/17/01
Posts: 557
TRs: 8 Photos: 56
Loc: West Seattle
that's a sweet flick
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#797425 - 05/12/08 08:19 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: crazy_t]
NoahT Offline
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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...

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#798338 - 05/16/08 04:04 AM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: NoahT]
ken4ord Offline
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 3048
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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.

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#798614 - 05/18/08 08:43 AM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: ken4ord]
Joe_Poulton Offline
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Registered: 04/12/01
Posts: 378
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Loc: Vancouver, WA
Intense...
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#798787 - 05/19/08 12:12 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: Joe_Poulton]
sobo Offline
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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!
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#799455 - 05/20/08 10:04 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: sobo]
Raindawg Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 1295
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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.
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#801853 - 05/30/08 10:16 AM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: Raindawg]
joepuryear Offline
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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.
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#990662 - 11/29/10 01:42 PM Re: The Pencil Avalanches [Re: joepuryear]
Sol Offline
Pooh-Bah

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

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