Jump to content

Okay, okay...


Recommended Posts

...I'm new to this board! But I'm not a lurker, a shadow-seeker, a peeker through windows. So alright, already- I'll make a post!

Anybody been up to look at the north face of Chair Peak lately? I'm leading a climb up it on the 22nd.

Of course, any beta you give me today will be out of date by next Friday...

Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 26
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic


Do you mean you are leading a wallowing slog to look at a pretty mountain covered in unconsolidated snow? Or did you mean the 22nd of January?

Well... neither, actually.

Historical beta that I have sez:

  • 12/21/99: Not good ice, but hard snow conditions most of the way.
  • 1/8/2000: Sloppy route conditions.
  • 3/3/2001: Sloppy route conditions.
  • 3/4/2001: Sloppy approach conditions.
  • 3/18/2000: Sloppy approach & route conditions.

I don't have any historical beta for late January or February. Doesn't matter though, I will be climbing elsewhere during those months.

Out of these five pieces of beta, it seems that late December was the best time had by all.

But I know that history is not always predictive of the future.

Which is why I asked the original question! wink.gif" border="0

Okay... back to work now. [sleep]

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Originally posted by ropeadope:
Historical beta that I have sez:

[*]12/21/99: Not good ice, but hard snow conditions most of the way

According tohttp://www.snow-forecast.com/v2/vansnow168.htmlThe freezing level should be around 1500ft on December 21st, and 2 to 4 inches of snow will fall.

The previous day, a bunch of snow is going to fall, with fairly high freezing levels..http://www.snow-forecast.com/v2/vansnow144.html

hmm.... I don't know. Maybe it'll stay cold until the 22nd. Guess we'll have to wait for tomorrow to find out.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Originally posted by danielpatricksmith:
Also, consider doing the NE Buttress, it is a better route and is more likely to be in shape.

Thanks for the run-down, Dan. Good advice about the statistics, too. A good argument for staying away from the average woman. smile.gif" border="0

Well, I'll have first-hand beta in a week. Nothing like going and scoping it out for yourself. That northeast buttress sounds like just the trick, if conditions are good.


Link to comment
Share on other sites


Originally posted by erik:
montani semper liberi

isn't that what the uni bomber had over the door of his shack in lamebone country???

no one accept mail from this rope dope guy, he sounds questionable.....

Ah, Erik... no respectable climber would put up a quote that was hanging over the door of a nutbag that was blowing people's hands off! I may be new to the board, but I ain't no creep!

Well, everybody's seeing terrorists everywhere nowadays.

Three posts to the wind and I'm already blacklisted! Can't even catch a break with a butterfly net!

Come on Erik, whatever happened to Doggies Forever?


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh gosh... ah, hell. You are a great detective, you old shadow you. Those right mouse clicks really pay off, don't they? Ah, gee... didn't know what I was doin' there. How stupid of me to post a graphic linked back to my own precious site...


So tell me, what Evil lurks in my heart?

tongue.gif" border="0

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Originally posted by the shadow:
How lucky for you that image was created on your NOT website minutes before you posted the link.

Not what I meant by NOT, ol' Shadowy one. I was not being stupid, is what I meant... 99% of the folks here can right click a mouse and I knew full well my anonymous ways were over and my site would be sought.

If you can't read my mind, how can you read my heart? smile.gif" border="0

Ah well, I started out with a simple request and got so much more...

Time for the weekend!


Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Shadow...the shadow of what, Big Lou's unit? I heard it's so big it's got three moons. It's so big it's got a first floor and a lobby. Big Lou's tool is so big, it splits the jet stream. It's so big, it spans three time zones. It's so big, it bends light. Big Lou's tool is so big, Lou's Spire is the tallest point on whatever continent he's visiting.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

...it's so big, snow doesn't melt off the end of it until late August. It's so big, Stephen Hawking has a theory about it. It's so big, it's got a spine. It's so big, your house is built on it. It's so big they've named a sandwich after it...no, I take that back...TWO sandwiches! It's so big, it plays golf with the president!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

...It's so big, it graduated a year ahead of him. It's so big, there's a homeless family living underneath it. It's so big, they once made a movie called "Godzilla vs. Lou's Unit". It's so big, he can use it as a limbo pole at a beach party. It's so big, you can now go to the movies and order popcorn in several sizes: small, medium, large, jumbo and Big Lou's Unit! It's so big, right now, he's climbing Rainier tomorrow! It's so big, it has a horizon. It's so big, it has a commemorative stamp. It's so big, they cold run the Indy 500 on it with no turns. It's so big, it has its own line of hip-hop clothing. It's so big, Alan Greenspan uses it to raise interest rates. It's so big, if he didn't sleep on his side, planes would crash into it. It's so big, it gets to hang out on the set of "Friends". It's so big, he has to check it as luggage when he flies...on a jumbo jet. It's so big, the city was gonna build a statue in honor of it but ran out of cement.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...