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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

 

There you go, Kevin, wasn't us. But, I'll still sign your axe...if you buy the pitcher of brew yelrotflmao.gif

 

J/K!

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Sorry these are late... been out of town.

 

cc.com flava of the week

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LCM's first time on WI

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Blake's first time on WI

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note the sweet pan piper for jam sessions at the belays tongue.gif

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icy!

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I know it's not the Black Dagger tongue.gif, but it was still fun. Pics of Rodney and I on Crown Jewel a couple days ago:

 

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A pair of ice climbers slowly made their way up a frozen waterfall Sunday as a storm moved through Oregon and southwest Washington.

 

Truth in advertising!!!

The part where the camera starts shaking uncontrollably is funny.

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Hey Blake, looking at that pic, did your calves hurt after ice climbing? If so, lower your heels, let the crampons do all of the work. I am still guilty of this, but it will improve your technique as well as save energy when you start getting on steeper lines. Way to get after it! You are hooked (no pun intended) now!

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Did you get a chance to get away from the lair and climb in the gorge commander? Did you get a chance to push the bush? yellaf.gifwazzup.gif It is a short drive for you... hahaha.gif

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I'm just popping in here to say that John Frieh rocks for taking total newbs out on ice. He and Doug Hutchinson took me out on the Elliot a few months back, and it looks like he's still taking people out. That combined with drytool/climbing night, he's doing a hell of a lot for getting local climbers strong on ice/mixed thumbs_up.gif

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he's doing a hell of a lot for getting local climbers strong on ice/mixed thumbs_up.gif

 

And the ironic part is I am a weak mixed and especially weak ice climber yellaf.gifblush.gifyellaf.gifcry.gif

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Hey Blake, looking at that pic, did your calves hurt after ice climbing?

 

No, they didn't hurt. It is probably because I have superman-like calf endurance. (actually, more likely because I only climbed two routes.) Thanks for the tip, I didn't know what I was doing, but had fun and made it up anyways. (Guess that's what WI 2/3 is about)

 

I'm just popping in here to say that John Frieh rocks for taking total newbs out on ice.

 

Whatever... he still owed me for a Cinnamon Roll. cheeburga_ron.gif

 

And now it seems like the PDX drytooling has inspired an organized Seattle Dry-tooling thing as well, very cool.

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Has the PDX drytooling continued recently? I haven't seen any updates recently.

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Did the leader fall alseep during that film? booooring!

 

Mtnhigh broke his leg on the lower part of salmon run today. wish Pete a speedy recovery. glad i wasn't there!

Ice is melting! meeeelttting!

As for the drytooling, i believe that people were ice climbiing in the gorge between bouts of rocky butte tr's.

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Well...this has become one of the most bloated threads of all time - a testament I guess to the awesome spell we've had!

 

But just in case its still used to post climbs, conditions, etc.:

 

Climbed two lines today approx. 1.1mi east of Angel's Rest parking TH. Dunno of any previous FA info, never seen 'em before so we call 'em: "Shark Attack", a 35m stellar WI4 with a grand turfing topout; and "Dog House"(?) is a fat 40m WI3 flow right next door. You can see 'em from the road, just hike 30min right up the drainage.

 

It's warming up...clock's ticking!

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Dude, it's called "Extreme-O Rad Bra's Burl Sav Adventure" not dog house.

 

Pics soon. after I finish nursing pete.

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Sorry to hear about Pete's injury.

 

John - where were those photos taken? Looks like a good time. Was that really a mat-o-deathsicles at the base of that thing?

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Yeah Marcus we had a rad turf, mud, verglased rock, snow top out on our morning outting on "Bent Screw". It is in sporty WI4 conditions as of 6:00 am this morning. The ice was deffinately warming up quick. The top out was extra special considering the last three screws that I placed I was able to PUSH them in about 1 1/2" without screwing them!! The "Column" and the route to the left of "Bent Screw" were purging large chunks and daggers while we were there. It was a special warm fuzzy morning before work. It will be hanging around for another couple of days. Get your 10cm and 13cm screws back on your rack! My partner Ty took some pics. Hopefully he will post them. A 70M rope will just get you back to the ground if you lower off the big tree up and right. Nice big chunck of 10mm rope around the tree to rap off of (already in place when I got up there). This stuff at Sheppard's Dell tends to be the last remaining ice when everything else has fallen down. Have fun!!

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Loved your poem , Mike but you were in Washington at the time I believe.

We are showing Black Dagger photos at the Madrone Wall benefit (See event thread or Oregon thread)

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Mtnhigh broke his leg on the lower part of salmon run today. wish Pete a speedy recovery.

 

that blows ... Pete, get well soon

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