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John Frieh

[TR] Dragontail - NE Couloir 11/24/2008

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Trip: Dragontail - NE Couloir

 

Date: 11/24/2008

 

Trip Report:

Dragontail NE Couloir:

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The boys are back in town!

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Dave:

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Daniel:

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Daniel starting up the crux:

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Dave following:

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Miscellaneous:

-14.5 hours car to car.

-None of the other ice routes are in.

 

Gear Notes:

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What I would suggest:

3 blades, 1 pin

green, red, yellow c3

.4 -> 3

1 10cm, 1 13 cm

 

You could likely ditch anything larger stuff than #1 and double up in the small stuff and be okay.

 

Approach Notes:

Snow covered boulder field... you know you want some

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Nice Job John. If anyone wants to give the route ago tomorrow (Tuesday) car to car send me a pm before 5 with your phone number. I'm dying to get out and can most likly play hookie at work.

 

I've been told there are some steller steps already kicked in place. ;)

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Hi John,

 

My patner Nick and I met you on the way out. Good job on the climb

 

Dan

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It was a great day to be out, we were just to the south on a day hike with my little snow plow Ulee leading the way.

 

argo and colchuck:

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Are you feeling a lasting effect from freezing your feet John? Is that going to be a permanent thing, or is it nothing and you're just being more mindful of your circulation?

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Are you feeling a lasting effect from freezing your feet John? Is that going to be a permanent thing, or is it nothing and you're just being more mindful of your circulation?

 

What I have been told is the toes I originally damaged are more prone to frostnip/bite so I need to be extra cautious with them/more conservative in my boot/sock selection especially this winter. Assuming I make it through this one without a repeat incident I should be more or less back to normal back next winter (09/10) so it shouldnt be an ongoing thing.

 

I have noticed (as Daniel was so kind to shoot video of :laf: ) that my toes get cold/wooden much easier... it was maybe 20s on dtail as well as Cody last weekend but both weekends they were acting like it was single digits out. The real test will be at the Bozeman Ice Festival next week

 

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Hey Porter...elaborate on that picture...what are we looking at there.

 

I got sick and can't make work today. John, thanks for the refferal to see Dr. Dragontail. :grin:

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its the view of Argonaut and Colchuck from the saddle between Teanaway Peak and Iron Peak...no association with John's TR other than we were in the area on that day.

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John--have you tried Niacin? I had frostbite on three of my toes and have found Niacin helps. PM me for details.

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Looks like fun. I'd be up for a go Sunday (leave Redmond Sat PM, climb Sun, back Sun night). If anyone's serious and interested PM me.

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I tried the whole B vitamin thing when I froze my toes, but I'm not wholly convinced. It doesn't hurt though, and they're great for your skin! But blueberries... they're different. They REALLY help.

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Thanks for the great TR!

I seriously considered calling in sick Tuesday afternoon and driving over there. But alas, too many commitments.....

 

Do it, and do it alot before you get married and have kids. It gets much more difficult.

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