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Oh God no Bill!

 

Sorry we didn't leave you more death-cicles on the last pitch. Those made it more interesting.

 

I broke my index finger on that fucking climb. The crazy part is, I have no idea how. That's right, I can't fucking move it and I have no feeling in the pad. It's super swollen and the nail is black as death. I have waves of pain that make me want to cry. Bye bye ice season...

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fun was had today in the gorge. climbed on the WA side at cape horn. got silly pumped! Marcus and I did an extra 500' above the main flow of Salmon Run of WI2-easy 3 soloing. I've never bushwacked ice climbed before, holding a branch outta the way with one hand and trying to swing over or under it with the other!

The gang was over to the left on the phantom gully stuff. looked f'in fat. checked out below the hwy too, looks great but still has some more to go. also checked out a steep little pillar just east of salmon and it wasn't touching down ... yet. Couldn't scope out anything on hamilton or table mtn, and had an epic drive back home. I wound up jumping ship around 122nd Ne and took the MAx and hoofed it home from the zoo. The streets are Mob Rules right now, folks abandoning there cars, driving on the wrong side of the hwy, cutting across folk's lawns n' shit! It reminded me of the 1st five minutes of the remake of Dawn of the Dead. MAYHEM!

Hope we can make our way back out tomorrow cuz I don't have nearly enough movies, beer, or shit to spray about to keep me busy at home. Luckily there is a myriad of porn on the internet. HCL.gif

Seems like everything is taking screws nicely, good ice right now. i placed screws like i was rock-climbing, in other words, being a pussy. no wonder i got pumped. It's steep!

 

Saw "Black Dagger" ala "black diamond" but not "blackjack" (jesus chirst you guys, might as well call it horsetail falls, bridal veil falls, or stairway to heaven if you can't be original) and it looks f'in amazing! Looks like hyrophobia in the Can Rockies. Gorge ice is steep world class shit (while it's in).

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Channel 8 News showed a couple of you cats on Crown yesterday. Looked schweet! Nice work! thumbs_up.gifbigdrink.gif

 

Any idea what time they filmed that? Just wondering. We were on it until about 11:20.

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Channel 8 News showed a couple of you cats on Crown yesterday. Looked schweet! Nice work! thumbs_up.gifbigdrink.gif

 

Any idea what time they filmed that? Just wondering. We were on it until about 11:20.

Apparently the crew was coming back from Hood River, so it was probably early afternoon. It was probably you! wave.gifbigdrink.gif

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Got be getting sketchy up there as of today. I've seen harder freeze years, hopefully you guys will get some more next month. Everyone be extra careful though...

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Channel 8 News showed a couple of you cats on Crown yesterday. Looked schweet! Nice work! thumbs_up.gifbigdrink.gif

 

Any idea what time they filmed that? Just wondering. We were on it until about 11:20.

Apparently the crew was coming back from Hood River, so it was probably early afternoon. It was probably you! wave.gifbigdrink.gif

 

Chad, when you told me you were up there I was wondering if that was you on the tube. They keep showing the video (I've seen it at least 3 times now)... keep on the lookout.

If it's you then you be famous! Will you sign my axe? yellaf.gif

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That was crackman and I. Crackman was leading the second pitch. A friend at worked joked about how I was on TV last night and showed me the video. I was pretty surprised to see it was us. It was around 1:30 or so sunday afternoon, right as the ice storm blew into town. Its a shame all that ice will be falling down soon.

 

And nice work on Black Dagger. We scoped it out Sunday - I very quickly realized it was beyond me. Glad someone got it before it melted.

 

Did anyone get on the giant ice climb way back in Ainsworth state park? I was blown away by that climb- absolutely amazing.

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Channel 8 News showed a couple of you cats on Crown yesterday. Looked schweet! Nice work! thumbs_up.gifbigdrink.gif

 

Any idea what time they filmed that? Just wondering. We were on it until about 11:20.

 

Just saw the clip, that was Donnie and myself around 1:30 or so, right before the weather turned. We were the two guys that started after you.

 

Unfortunately, the drive home was much more adventurous than the climbing. madgo_ron.gif

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Did anyone get on the giant ice climb way back in Ainsworth state park? I was blown away by that climb- absolutely amazing.

 

Marcus D and friend did it last friday, its in this thread.

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Did anyone get on the giant ice climb way back in Ainsworth state park? I was blown away by that climb- absolutely amazing.

 

Do you mean Ainsworth Right? Or is there some other big thing that's formed.

 

Went back today. Good climbing, things are just getting fatter. I can't really think of any useful beta besides it's still in! It was funny bouldering at the Circuit after swingin the tools!

 

guess ya need chains on 84 fyi!

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Did anyone get on the giant ice climb way back in Ainsworth state park? I was blown away by that climb- absolutely amazing.

 

Marcus D and friend did it last friday, its in this thread.

 

Climbed it with HalBurton...he climbed like a hero on some pretty tricky stuff.

 

By the way: effin' awesome job the other day Wayne!

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thnx all, it was weet! Like you say, you can only do what your buddy is willin to pull. To great partners{cheers}!

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Ahhhhhh sunny oregon ice climbing! My jacket, yellow like the sunshine, my helmet, blue like the sky. How I love you, O sunny oregon ice. I fucking love you. Did you hear me! You fucking bitch! I'm gonna beat the shit out of you for that! I'm gonna pound you with my tool, and kick you and screw the fuck out of you...

"sunny oregon ice climbing" a poem by myke layten

 

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i would have had more but marcus is retarded with the camera.

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Wow, a new expression to add to the already bloated climber's lexicon...but it makes me wonder: if you don't do the shit start, can you still get the brownpoint?

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Crackman and Donnie, your fame spreads nationally. That video clip of you guys on Crown Jewel was just shown on the NBC Today Show.

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