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David_Parker

Watusi Rodeo

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Just a little hint....for those who have been eyeing Colonial peak/Watusi Rodeo.....this is what you've been waiting for. As far as I know it would be 5th ascent. Put your kahunas where your mouth is! ;)

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Should we skip the ice screws to save weight? You and Wayne may have been the first to climb the route sans screws, no? Thanks for the heads up. That certainly is a bold monster face.

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Just a little hint....for those who have been eyeing Colonial peak/Watusi Rodeo.....this is what you've been waiting for. As far as I know it would be 5th ascent. Put your kahunas where your mouth is! ;)

Turn up the heat, stir the pot and see what happens. Monday T/R post reads....climbers stacked up at the base of Watusi like cord wood.

 

 

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It can be done in one day.....or at least approach to base camp in afternoon and then do up and back to car in a day. This is NOT a weekend warrior route. This is same scenario Wayne and I waited for... and same time of year: multiple days of high pressure weather. Get it on Thursday or Friday or wait another year or two! No more excuses...

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how about I have a compacted toenail from last weekend and can barely walk in sandals, less ridig ice boots repeatedly bashing into the ice? no, that's still a lame excuse. look for my corpse or amputated foot at the base.

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It can be done in one day.....or at least approach to base camp in afternoon and then do up and back to car in a day. This is NOT a weekend warrior route. This is same scenario Wayne and I waited for... and same time of year: multiple days of high pressure weather. Get it on Thursday or Friday or wait another year or two! No more excuses...

 

Why not climb something new instead of doing a fifth ascent. Its not like there aren't any sweet unclimbed lines out there. Besides, its a Twight route. sickie

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I hope they made a trail, although I heard it's a crap route.

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And all this talk of Watusi and stuff is just so people forget about this:

 

http://www.pbase.com/nolock/image/40358123

 

Right?

 

Actually, no. I was in there last fri-sat. It's not anywhere near the conditions philfort's original picture showed. The ice is unprotectable snice, and it will be mostly a long mixed route at a pretty high standard.

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that's much more that when i was there on saturday. be careful that the ice isn't garbage. still, shouldn't stop folk from trying! go get it.

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