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John Frieh

[TR] Cody - Classics 2/21/2010

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Trip: Cody - Classics

 

Date: 2/21/2010

 

Trip Report Summary:

2/18: PDX -> Cody

2/19: Cabin Fever (1p) + Wyoming Wave (4p); 200 meters total

2/20: High On Boulder (2p); 165 meters total

2/21: Mean Green; 300 meters total

 

South Fork Love:

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Friday: Cabin Fever + Wyoming Wave

 

Cabin Creek Approach

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Cabin Fever

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David has THE FEVER!

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Troy getting properly introduced

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You know the feeling

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Wyoming Wave is a 4 pitch route right above Cabin Fever

 

Surf's Up! Pitch 1 of Wyoming Wave

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The sets keep coming: David on pitch 3

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Hanging 10 on pitch 4

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Saturday: High on Boulder

 

Yes the wide one.

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pitch one

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High... So High. On Boulder

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Step into the Light

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Sunday: Mean Green

 

Mean Green: Just right of the sun/shadow line.

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David rolled p1 and 2 into a 90 meter lead.

Did I mention it's his second year of ice climbing? :rawk:

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Following pitch 1

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As David took 1 and 2 that left me 3 and 4

 

Pitch 3

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Somewhere around pitch 3 we realized why they consider Mean Green "one of the top 10 routes in North America" :rawk:

 

Pitch 4: How Mean can it be?

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Cody 4 aka Leavenworth 5+ :grlaf::laf: :laf: ;)

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Troy following pitch 4

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But wait! There's more!

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300 meters later

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Closing Time. Until next time :brew:

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Nice classic tour! Never sure how to represent the grade of mean green. Is it a real 4, a sandbagged 4, an easy 5, a real 5, etc. Crux felt pretty tough to me a month ago.

 

Hopefully I'll get back up there before the season melts away.

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Sounds like you had a good time. Pictures of Cabin fever bring back good memories of soloing and having huge chuncks hit me in the face and then building a deadman with a tree. thanks for the photo stoke.

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Badass! Man, do I miss the ice.

 

Was this some sort of Nomic meetup that I missed?

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Awsome John :tup:

 

We must be on the same wavelength. Was in Cody for 4.5 days a couple weeks before you and did some of the same great climbs. We had blue bird skies and perfect conditions. Here's a link to my pics. Sadly it was the only ice for me this season.

http://picasaweb.google.com/Holscher.Tim/CodyIceFeb2010?feat=directlink

 

A while ago you asked about my first trip there. I never wrote up anything but the guy I was climbing with did. Here's a link to his TR.

http://www.splitterchoss.com/2008/03/11/cody-ice-in-wild-windy-wyoming/

 

 

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nice trip once again, john. i was thinking the other day that you had been pretty quiet lately as regards TRs.

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Thanks all! I think David and Troy are working on editing some helmet cam footage :)

 

Never sure how to represent the grade of mean green. Is it a real 4, a sandbagged 4, an easy 5, a real 5, etc. Crux felt pretty tough to me a month ago.

 

Hopefully I'll get back up there before the season melts away.

 

My best guess is (i.e. could be totally wrong) is on the FA it was super fat hence the WI4 rating. I think in normal years and/or early season it is closer to what most would consider a Cody 5. To me it felt like 4/4+ but even then I cant be trusted as I hadnt thrown tools in over 2 months :blush:

 

Ill be out there in March... you should come up! :wave:

 

Was this some sort of Nomic meetup that I missed?

 

Next meeting is first weekend in March... currently looking for carpooling partners! Send me a PM if interested!

 

A while ago you asked about my first trip there. I never wrote up anything but the guy I was climbing with did. Here's a link to his TR.

http://www.splitterchoss.com/2008/03/11/cody-ice-in-wild-windy-wyoming/

 

SICK trip Tim! I want to climb Ovisight SO BAD! Thanks for sharing!

 

i was thinking the other day that you had been pretty quiet lately as regards TRs.

 

I have a new reason not to run off every single weekend :)

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Hellz yeah J!!

 

Kick-ass trip! Cody is all that and more.

 

Too many good pics...gotta add some more...I'll have the vid up in the next day or two as well.

 

Thanks again man...until next time!

 

About sums up the entire trip: Smiles all around

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David coming somewhere along Mean Green

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Following

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Frieh being a badass

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David coming up the crux

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Sooooo nice

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Great work by all. I miss Cody! Looks like good conditions overall, especially Cabin Fever. When I climbed it, the top of Cabin Fever collapsed AFTER I climbed it. Pitch 4 of MG looks stout!

 

How did Moretorium look?

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Troy's new HD Wide Hero helmet cam turned out to be a pretty neat toy. Here's the result of my first video editing foray:

[video:vimeo]9709118

 

This was such a great trip - sooo much mileage on super classic Cody routes. Thanks to my outstanding partners :tup::brew:

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Nice work guys. Way more ice climbed than our trip in october!

 

David, this whole jobless thing is working well for you! You sure you're going to be able to give it up?

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Cool video! I think I saw you swing your tools four times during the whole thing. :P

 

Thanks! Mean Green was really hooked out, but it was super fun to just cruise on the first 3 pitches. Kinda nice after having to earn EVERY stick on Cabin Fever.

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