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About glassgowkiss

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  1. best of cc.com Pictures From the Wayback Machine

    Colin on Ruth Glacier 2004
  2. best of cc.com Pictures From the Wayback Machine

    Me circa 1995 or 96
  3. Dam at Eight Mile

    Yeah, a bunch of rich fucks build homes in a place they should not. Dam failure would mean absolutely nothing long term if it wasn't for houses.Well, I would say- let the nature decide. And honestly, get that fucking excavator out of there.
  4. for sale Bunch of ice gear

    CLEARENCE! Long story short- after a sting of crappy injuries getting out of ice climbing. Hence selling a bunch of equipment as follows (all prices are in USD): Petzl Nomics- brand new, bought them right before my ankle fracture, never used. On of them has hammer on the back and one spare pick (also brand new)- $500 Petzl Laser Light. 2x20cm, 6x16cm, 6x13cm. two 16 and two 13cm are brand new, rest has minimal use- $740 for the lot or 55/piece. Metolius Monster 2x60m 7.8mm double ropes. I uncoiled them, but never used them. There is some chalk from chack spilling a bit in my gear box. $260. I reside in Bellingham. Best contact method is to call or txt 360-nine two 7- four 86 one
  5. ice climbing 2018/2019 OR/WA Ice Conditions

    Not much of a season on the Coast this winter.
  6. Winter climbing in Bend?

    Very, very seldom there were any good conditions at this time of the year (lived there for 9 years in the 90's). Back in 92 or 93, during one of the low snow years, managed to romp up North Sister, which was a fun scramble. However usually the best conditions were either during Fall or during Spring (freeze/thaw). Paulina Falls can provide some entertainment on steeper ice (mostly TR). I remember doing some WI3 pitches on Broken Top, but again- they usually form in early Spring from freeze/thaw.
  7. It's December. Besides a couple of ascents on Colfax, and maybe a couple ascents of some shitty ice blobs, accessed from Duffy Lake Rd, there is ZERO ice so far. We used to be able to climb reliably ice from mid November through mid March. Besides last 2 seasons, the new norm is basically only January and February. Rockies is still reliable, but most definitely seasons are also shorter (3 winters ago Left Side Weeping Wall fell off by mid March . At this point I am seriously contemplating selling my ice gear, as investing 2-3K into something you can do reliably for maybe 10-12 days per year does not add up. Probably will not buy a new pair of skis either. We will still have some good seasons, but more of the norm is a 2 months winters, with minimal snow and ice.
  8. ice climbing 2018/2019 OR/WA Ice Conditions

    Looks like besides Colfax, there is actually still no ice. Probably the place to be now is Rockies and WY.
  9. ice climbing 2018/2019 OR/WA Ice Conditions

    Welcome to the Chinese hoax......
  10. question Light alpine shoes?

    Just an update. Found a pair of Scarpa Ascent Tech GTX on eBay (they were brand new) in my size. IMHO, this is one of the best light alpine/heavy approach shoes ever made. They climb well up to about 5.6, can attach crampons for glacier travel.
  11. Need ice tool suggestions for harder routes

    Sold my 2 season old Cobras with brand new picks for $350.
  12. Unrepeated routes in N Cascades (winter type)

    Are routes on North/East side of Slesse repeated? Heart of Darkness is not, but what about N Face Couloir? Also Mark climbed a route on Cheam, which is moderate in grade, don't think it's repeated.
  13. Unrepeated routes in N Cascades (winter type)

    I did not mean like that. It might be one of these low snow winters, with good potential for winter alpine/mix, and these routes are unrepeated. Probably the route you posted would be pretty sketch when covered in snow, as probably gear opportunities would be limited.
  14. Ondra at Smith

    Today he warmed up by OS on Badman and then he climbed Just Do It -OS. Pretty impressive- 8c+ after all. Btw, did Assassin a second go