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David_Parker

Polar Circus

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Retrosaurus and I climbed Polar Circus yesterday along with 2 other friends up here in Canada. Did the first pitch by headliamp and then had a beautiful sunny day. Only one other party below us on a Saturday! Topped out around 11:00. Enjoyed the rest of the bluebird day scoping all the awesome alpine routes all the way to Mt Kitchner. Curtain call was looking way scary, but ssaw some climbers doing a really skinny pillar. Slipstream is also looking sweet!

 

Also went into the Ghost. Other than minor navigational errors, we made it no problem in a Forester with chains on all 4 wheels. Mitch did an impressive lead on very technical ice on the Ice Funnel. Sorcerer and Hydro are in.

 

So, what are you doing down in warm Washington? Gotta go get in the hot-tub now. The girls are here!

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How long do you foresee Slipstream being in for? Can you upload a photo please? How are AVY conditions?

Glad you sent Polar, isn't it the best moderate ice route ever!

 

Thanks,

Mike

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Seems everyone ends up with there own GHOST story eventually. After returning from our climb in the Ghost and consulting the guide book, we figured out we climbed Marion Falls, not the Ice Funnel!.

 

Sorry, no photos boys and girls. You'll have to come up and see for yourselves.

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matthewmc23 said:

... Did you have to elbow any foreign parties outta the way on Polar?

 

Yeah, like, did you run into any of these pesky Canyucks? grin.gif

 

Sounds like awesome climbing Dave!

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Yeah the 1st time I climbed Polar, we got avied on way high above the pencil and got the fuck outta there. The 2nd time we topped out and on the way down every one of our footsteps was burried, but we didn't see any avy. Also the slope after the pencil was creaking like a old wooden floor! I'll wear my elf shoes if I do slipstream.

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No elbowing. We were there first. But three Frenchie mtn guides from Chamonix were on the way up when we were going down. Nice guys, but apparently unaware of accepatable North American sanitation practices, having left us a gift of two papered piles of excrement on the parkway beside our car. A breach of etiquette that I was unable to fully appreciate until one of our party stepped squarely in it. blush.gifyelrotflmao.gif

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Mitch I hope you shovelled it up and left it frozen on their windshield!!!

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That was the automatic impulse, but I resisted. Had I been the one with the fouled footwear, I would have without a second thought.

 

Once I went in to climb Liberty Crack and a climber from the party in front of us, from one pitch up, craps in a bag and wings it off. For reasons that I won't get into, we did not complete the route. But upon descending to the base and again encountering the offensive "air-mail", I packed it out to the road and skewered it on the author's automobile antenna with a note: "I believe this is yours".

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michael_layton said:

How long do you foresee Slipstream being in for?

Until it kills someone.

 

Is Slipstream on your list?

or,

Are you on Slipstream's list?

Edited by Retrosaurus

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Retrosaurus said:

Once I went in to climb Liberty Crack and a climber from the party in front of us, from one pitch up, craps in a bag and wings it off. For reasons that I won't get into, we did not complete the route. But upon descending to the base and again encountering the offensive "air-mail", I packed it out to the road and skewered it on the author's automobile antenna with a note: "I believe this is yours".

fruit.gif

 

LMAO yelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gif ..... that's classic .... well done bigdrink.gif

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In the bathroom of feathered friends is the best Slipstream photo ever smirk.gif

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michael_layton said:

I have a slip-stream in my bathroom every morning. Damn woody.

More inforrmation than anyone wanted, I'm sure.

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michael_layton said:

I have a slip-stream in my bathroom every morning.

Is that what you call it when your bowels loosen up too much?

A daily fiber supplement will usually stabilize things.

Take care not to get dehydrated.

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"Is Slipstream on your list?

or,

Are you on Slipstream's list?"

 

THAT is no shit.

 

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