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Pasadena ice

Postby hamik » Fri May 21, 2010 11:56 pm

There was an ice wall in Pasadena today for Caltech's Ditch Day!

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Postby MoapaPk » Fri May 21, 2010 11:57 pm

The guy in the 2nd photo is VERY CalTech.
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Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Sat May 22, 2010 11:30 pm

MoapaPk wrote:The guy in the 2nd photo is VERY CalTech.


I have an old photo of RP Feynman with a gang of Caltech undergrads, and all the students look like they weigh about 220lbs. They used to look like varsity football players!

Great ice wall, Hamik, probably the first and last in the SGV. Looks like more fun than wrapping eggs in thick cotton and dropping them from buildings.

Were all counting on Caltech students to SAVE THE WORLD.

~~steve
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Postby hamik » Sun May 23, 2010 7:58 am

Heh, hopefully I manage to do something more than climb stuff.
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Postby SpiderSavage » Sun May 23, 2010 3:16 pm

Geeks find a way! Look artificial ice routes going up in gyms across the world.


Hamik, real ice near Pasadena is possible. On certain years, when it's been really cold, you can ice climb the waterfall up near Baldy Ski hut. ..been there, done that.

OH and by the way... I'm sittin here looking at Snow in the San Gabe's this morning at about 5,000ft up the Big Tujunga, WTF!!!!
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Postby tiogap » Sun May 23, 2010 6:30 pm

also, during certain years there are ice climbing opportunities in many areas of the San Gees
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Postby x15x15 » Mon May 24, 2010 1:06 am

the best, and most reliable Crest Ice has been off limits for a while now. it seemed that every year there would be climbable ice at williamson. i would ski straight down into the ravine, then skin up to the lower trail head afterwards... even in low snow years [normal] there would be something to climb.
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Postby hamik » Mon May 24, 2010 5:28 am

Taco, where is that? How high?
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Postby x15x15 » Mon May 24, 2010 3:02 pm

those smears are fairly common in the crest during good conditions.

alder creek, below chileo, has some good flows worth climbing, every now and then...
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