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John Frieh

Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

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OHMIGOD A PAGETOP OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD!!!!

 

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Looks cool NOLSe. If I was in PDX I'd come check that out with ya.

 

Where at Rocky Butte is that?

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Where at Rocky Butte is that?

 

Route development is currently occurring throughout Rocky; however mostly on the far end. Individuals interested in route locations should drop me a line or come on out. wave.gif

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If I can get out of writing term papers, I might be calling for a ride...

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Next session is Tuesday March 22th 3:30ish – pump. I know at least one person that can't make this night so I will likely have a second night Wednesday if enough people request it. Please PM me if you are planning on attending/interested (specify which night you would like) and what, if any, gear you need to borrow. Newbies are welcome and encouraged.

 

As always:

cell: 541.231.2062

alphanumeric: 888.267.5727

 

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No drytool session the week of March 27th - April 2nd (unless someone else steps up and organizes wazzup.gif)... sorry! I'll try to have one the week of April 3rd - 9th.

 

In case you haven't noticed it is staying light out much later these days... time to shake off that winter rust and get in shape for the looming summer! PDXers unite! wave.gif

 

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I have never seen crazier weather out here. One of Wallowa counties best ice climbs is in and fat (phat). I have never seen it climabale due to the fact that it is usally a death trap with avy or scary cornices it is also mostly burried until it is to soft to climb. We have had good freeze/thaw cycles lately and some good warm periods to melt the snow and add to ice. I belive the climb to be a FA...but I am not positive. The climb involves about a 2 hour uphill slog approach and about 400 feet of climbing, 5 or 6 steps with steep snow in between. The biggest step is maybe 40 feet of vertical WI3/4. RBW & I got intimidated on the first step and bailed early season but it looks like it is in much better shape now.

 

I would like a partner to swap leads. My work has been ridicously demanding lately and I have not gotten out much but this is to sweet 'a peach not to go for. I post this offer on this thread because I would really prefer to climb with someone I know or I may top rope solo it myself. The best time for me would be to bivy Monday night and climb at Oh-dark thirty Tuesday morning. I am willing to adjust my schedule for the right partner. The time is upon us because the ice may not last. If you would like to finish your ice season with somthing significant and don't mind the long drive out here please PM me; leave your phone number and I'll call.

 

Cheers, steve

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Anybody interested in going this weekend... Saturday or Sunday? Rocky Butte, Horse thief, the gorge, etc... PM me today or if it's later then that give me a call.

 

As always:

cell: 541.231.2062

alphanumeric: 888.267.5727

 

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Next session will be Tuesday April 11th 3:30ish – pump. McKenzie and I should also be out there Wednesday and Thursday this week (unless Kurt calls me!) so if you are interested in joining us on any of those days give me a shout! Don't forget: you don't need to have anything beyond a pair of boots and some interest... I have extra pons, tools, etc...

 

Also: as I finally chewed my leg off and escaped the clutches of cube farming I will not be surfing the net all day so the best way to get a hold of me is my cell: 541.231.2062. Holla!

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McKenzie, Ivan and I will be at Rocky starting around 3:30ish on Wednesday... come see how much of a cluster fuck whimper fest drytool leads on trad gear can be... pitty.gif

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When's the next session? Might want to come out.

 

Regrettably I will be climbing up north all week so I can't make it out there this week unless the weather turns shitty and I come back early. Ivan knows where all the routes are out there so if you bug him I bet he'd be stoked to show off his mad drytooling skills... magical crampons or not... hahaha.gif Hey Ivan! Organize something!

 

Colorado chick, McKenzie and I enjoyed 4 hours of dt goodness in the hail, rain, and mud yesterday pitty.gif

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Actually every night this week is bad for me, 'cept Friday, when i hope to be doing something real in the alpine. If anyone's interested in either dting or something more exciting then rock-turbating at rocky snatch, pm me.

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Anybody want to drytool Sunday morning (April 24th)? Call me!

 

before & after

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Damn...wish I would've known sooner. Too late now, but I'll be checking back for something later this week. Wednesday?

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I should be around to organize one for Thursday night this week... anybody interested? Ivan: can you hold one Wednesday or Tuesday this week? I know Mac can come out... Post something if you think you are going to...

 

From Sunday:

 

Jason (Illini) working the flake

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Jason (Illini) on 8 stitches

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Mac on 8 stitches

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the bitch

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PS: It is staying light quite late these days... where are all the people who said they would climb once it stayed light out later? wave.gif

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i'm there thursday.

 

8 stitches...hmm, interesting route name - i think i only managed 4 or 5 on it meself.

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Next session will be Tuesday May 10th 3:30ish – pump. Don't forget: you don't need to have anything beyond a pair of boots and some interest... I have extra pons, tools, etc... just let me know!

 

And as it is staying light out plenty late these days you can't use that "I don't climb in the dark" excuse anymore so unless you PDX turds are willing to admit to an American Idol obsession pitty.gif I expect to see more of you out there!

 

541.231.2062. Holla!

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now that's the spirit. but wny don't you just move up north for the real thing.

 

Would you be willing to show me around? wave.gif

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If nothing else you will learn a handy new assortment of colorful expletives.

 

I'd join you fellas but work has me buried until mid-June.

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Man that looks fun! As soon as I'm back to working days I'll come check it out!

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