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I have to frozen spray!

Post by canadaclimbergirl » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:34 am

I just have to tell. I'm so excited! :D

I did my first ice lead tonight!! by headlamp no less!! WoooHOOO

so much fun. you all really have to ice climb. it rocks! errr..ices??
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Post by kafish2 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:08 am

congrats, hopefully gradschool will take me somwhere that has ice climbing

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Post by Zspider » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:16 am

Wonderful! What was it like? A frozen waterfall? How long? Did you have to twist in any ice screws? Was it scary?

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Post by canadaclimbergirl » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:19 am

Yup, frozen waterfall. grade three, 25M. I put in 3 screws. probably only one would have held. but we all know that the first rule of ice climbing is 'don't fall'.

Nope, I wasn't scared at all. I had a blast. :) so much fun.
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Post by marathonmedic » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:28 am

That's awesome! Congrats! No screaming pukies?
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Post by canadaclimbergirl » Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:38 am

I'm so glad you guys are learning the terminology from me! Though it is the Screaming Barfies not pukies! :)

No, It wasn't cold enough for them. Only about 10 - 15 Degrees Fahrenheit, so not too cold. A beauty night with a clear sky no less. it was gorgeous!

I climbed leashless too, so that helps with the barfies. you can let go and shake out easily that way. :)
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Post by diggum » Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:15 pm

Ok...what the hell are screaming barfies?

Have any pictures?
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Post by powen01 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:48 pm

diggum wrote:Ok...what the hell are screaming barfies?

Have any pictures?
Ice... (drool)

God, sometimes I really hate Kentucky. No mountains, not enough snow, and definitely not enough ice :(

Screaming barfies is the pain from using ice tools in really cold (brrrrrr) weather. When you are done climbing, the blood rushes back into your frozen hands. It's not an extremely pleasant sensation... Hence, the screaming and barfing. Good times...

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Post by ynot » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:14 pm

While shoveling snow,I got hot and took off my hood.When I went back inside to warm up my ears hurt something awful. Screaming barfies.Good job on the first lead! If it was dark,there were no pics I supose.
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Post by haas » Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:54 pm

I just got back from ice climbing in Ontario, it's definitly a good time. The ice is the fattest I've ever seen it and new lines are coming in all the time. Where are you from Canadaclimbergirl?

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Post by canadaclimbergirl » Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:06 pm

We did try to take some pics, but they turned out looking like streaks of head lamps and so on. we need a better set up with an SLR to do it right, but it is hard to keep the camera steady on a slow shutter spead, and nearly impossible to use a tripod on ice!

Haas, I'm in New Brunswick. :) lots of fat waterfalls here. :)
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Post by powen01 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:06 pm

You went leashless... what tools did you use?

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Post by canadaclimbergirl » Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:12 pm

I was using a friends BD Vipers. But to be honest, I prefer the Charlet Moser Quarks.
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Post by powen01 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:21 pm

canadaclimbergirl wrote:I was using a friends BD Vipers. But to be honest, I prefer the Charlet Moser Quarks.
Yeah, the quarks swing like a dream... And they're good for smaller hands too. Personally, I'm really wanting to try out the BD Cobras (more versatile tool)...

How did you like going leashless? It looks like a lot of fun from what I've seen... Leaving one tool on your shoulder to clip, switching hands on the tools... Of course, I also would hate to belay someone going leashless when they accidentally dropped one :shock:

I need to go to Ouray dammnit. :(

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Post by canadaclimbergirl » Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:24 pm

you know what, it is like learning to climb all over again, only this time you are better! I love leashless. way less pump cause you can shake out. Way easier to place or retreive screws. traversing is a dream.
Dropping one would be pretty tough I think. you know not to let go unless they are really in the ice.

I'll be climbing tomorrow, Saturday and SUnday. I'm stoked! hopefully I'll do another lead or two!!!
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