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John Frieh

Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

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I'm gone for a week and the world turns upsidedown.

 

What happened to the Nolse avatar?

 

John, you got a JOB? WTF ? shocked.gif

 

I'd better check to see if a democrat is running the country next. WTF happened here? shocked.gifshocked.gif

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Savings accounts are finite my friend cry.gif hence the job wave.gif

 

I hacked in and changed my avatar... currently working on changing RuMR's to midget knob goblins wink.gif

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Savings accounts are finite my friend cry.gif hence the job wave.gif

 

What's a savings account? confused.gif

 

I hacked in and changed my avatar... currently working on changing RuMR's to midget knob goblins wink.gif

 

Nice call, better duck down first, and I don't know if he'll start being any nicer.

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I'm out for tonight... working SUCKS! yellaf.gifrolleyes.gifcantfocus.gif

 

I know AFIVE and Ivan are attending... people should still be able to attend but contact Ivan if you are coming or need to borrow gear. wave.gif

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I'm out for tonight... working SUCKS! yellaf.gifrolleyes.gif :crosseye

 

 

Welcome to my world! yellaf.gif

 

Bit of advice: get married, buy house, have kids. Then the disaster will be complete and the stake will be firmly planted in your heart for at least 20 years until your decrepit old body is too infirm to get out. smirk.gif

 

Have a nice day.

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sucks - so ya, pm me if you gonna be there and when. i'm out at 3 today but if no one's gonna be around i can find something more inspiring for meself, no doubt...

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well, i ain't heard from no one - unless someone pm's me in the next hour i'm assuming no one's showing and i'm just gonna go watch the new harry pi movie and cry.gif

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I can drytool either night. wave.gif Depending on response I will pick a time.

 

PM me before 2:30 pm if you plan on attending so we can make arrangements to meet. Don't just show up and hope to find me in the dark...

 

And if I haven't said it enough times:

 

- newbies are welcome! you only need a pair of boots to attend! Just let me know what you need to borrow.

 

- speaking of I have a pair of monsters if anyone wants to try them out

 

PDX drytool party line: If you want to go regardless of whether or not I scheduled something PM me and I will gladly take you out any time my schedule permits (which during the week is fairly open). yoda.gif

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Late night session tonight 12/21 in the gorge 7 pmish - ???

 

Leaving town around 6:30 pm... can alter this or meet you out there if needed. snugtop.gif

 

All you need is boots... I have everything else. thumbs_up.gif

 

Page me at 866.248.0956 if interested. wazzup.gif

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Thanks, John for setting up the drytool sessions this fall. Hope to join you again soon.

Jim Roberts and I put the practice to good use last week in the gorge. First WI climbing (and leading) for both of us. We checked out several places before finding a spot that looked both fun and safe, settling on Post Nasal Drip. We didn't top out but made good progress.

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Late night session tonight 12/21 in the gorge 7 pmish - ???

 

Leaving town around 6:30 pm... can alter this or meet you out there if needed. snugtop.gif

 

Lessssee, cold and real wet. Hmmm. They gotta be paying you extra for this -?

 

BTW, take Blake, he says he was out on Beacon last Saturday so he should feel right at home clinging to the iceticles.

 

(Dru, already patented that word: you are too late.)

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my fav image of the night: contemplating the rapidly disintegrating remains of mist falls, john, myself and 2 others peer upwards into the night trying to evaluate the danger level as we stand calf-deep in calved ice-cubes - suddenly, a chunk as big as king-kong's-kock comes roaring down - 4 spray-monkey's head for the exits in 4 directions as i cackle my ass off while trotting downhill - badasses don't die, don't ya know?!?

 

so it looks like the ice is well and truly fucked for now - hope it gets cold again - that's 3 seasons in a row i've dropped the fawking ball on!

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Drytool session tonight 12/22 at Rocky Butte 4:30 pmish - ???

 

All you need is boots... I have everything else.

 

Page me at 866.248.0956 if interested.

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hey just have some questions. I knew to the whole dry tool thing. so do you guys climb established routes or do you place your own pro? I don't have any previous ice lce climbing experience but sounds like fun.

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All routes at Rocky were developed by us... we stay off all existing routes (i.e. they are rock climbing routes as Rocky was developed as a rock climbing area years ago). IMO it is bad form to drytool existing rock routes unless the route hasn't been climbing in years and year or you have permission from the route developer.

 

I have drytooled some existing rock climbing sport routes at Broughton's Bluff (also in Portland) but only because the route developer/FA gave me specific permission to do so.

 

We generally top rope the routes at Rocky as it speeds things up so everyone gets more laps in but I have led them all minus one with trad gear.

 

If you are new to drytooling I would highly encourage you to start with top roping, move into sport leading (bolts) and then finally leading with trad gear.

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hey just have some questions. I knew to the whole dry tool thing. so do you guys climb established routes or do you place your own pro? I don't have any previous ice lce climbing experience but sounds like fun.

 

Join them.

 

Unless you want to lay around here talking about Chongo and NOT climbing. Very unproductive. Bring your rain coat and an Ark cause even the high ground is flooding with the heavy rain today.

 

Opps, edited to say - wow, long drive, you live in Pull I up?

Edited by billcoe

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