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by L K Day
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6140

Actually, I'm not responsible for the name because we didn't do the first ascent! When I came home to the Gorge with a mental tick list of potential first ascents this route was high on that list. Me, and Pearsall and a few others did the approach, and when we got to the base, and my companions saw ...
by L K Day
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6140

It might take me a while to dig out some more Gorge photos. In the mean time, here's something for amusement. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=105494&l=13f06c2de3&id=100000547868079 Check out those shorts! Ocean Pacific surf wear was pretty fashionable in '82, but outright hilarious today. Also...
by L K Day
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6140

by L K Day
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6140

Tower of Power. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=105198&l=f5ca78c030&id=100000547868079 Same photo as above, corrected slightly for backlighting. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=105337&l=8700e28bcb&id=100000547868079 also: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=105199&l=8e1aa2636e&id=10000...
by L K Day
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6140

Insanity Ceiling. - Oops, wrong link. I'll get it. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... 0547868079 There you go, fixed.
by L K Day
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6140

by L K Day
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6140

Okay, here's another one. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... 0547868079 I'm slow at this stuff, but I'll put up some more as I can. I have a bunch of ice climbing photos and such posted as well, just send me a request to be added to my FRIENDS list.
by L K Day
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6140

'70s in the Gorge

I'm beginning to scan my old slides and put them up on Facebook. Just want to test this link. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... 0547868079
by L K Day
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Conditions report?
Replies: 27
Views: 5272

Sorry clif, it's supposed to snow again tomorrow. Hope the forecast is correct.
by L K Day
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: RRG guidebook coming to your iPhone
Replies: 26
Views: 4547

Wall of Denial... Humph... I triple dog dare you to try and find Dunkan rock in the summer with no GPS... We found it in June, strolled up just under Frenchburg Overhangs on our first time up there. so what do I get for surviving a triple dog dare? a tripple dipped ice cream? What? You can't see Du...
by L K Day
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Conditions report?
Replies: 27
Views: 5272

Awesome powder on Sunday. Best of video is at the end. http://bridgerbowl.com/mediagallery/dai ... 010/01/24/
by L K Day
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Conditions report?
Replies: 27
Views: 5272

A fresh foot of cold smoke at Bridger today. Too bad I had to work, but it's still snowing and I'll be there in the early a.m. tomorrow. Video: http://www.bridgerbowl.com/mediagallery ... 010/01/23/
by L K Day
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Any ice forming?
Replies: 130
Views: 23776

The classically curved alpine picks of old stuck well enough when you pulled outward on the shafts :shock: , completely counter-intuitive and just plain weird. If you hung from the shaft, and it levered even slightly against a bulge, the pick could pop out suddenly and catastrophically. Yes it's ama...
by L K Day
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Any ice forming?
Replies: 130
Views: 23776

Sorry, nothing specific. The winter of '76/'77 was pretty consistently cold and snowy in the east and there was ice seemingly anyplace where water dripped over the lip of a rockhouse in the gorge. We did set up top ropes on some short but massive flows back then and scratched our way up with hinged ...
by L K Day
Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Any ice forming?
Replies: 130
Views: 23776

Michael - Climbing ice is tons of fun. I wish I'd had good ice tools back in the '70s because some pretty amazing ice came into shape in the Gorge and on the Kentucky River palisades. But make no mistake about it, leader falls on ice are never safe, no matter how many screws you have. A good ice scr...