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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby saltlick » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:32 pm

While not "in" by Chief's estimation, Chouinard's had three, maybe four, climbable lines on 12/16. Approach wasn't great, but was far better than early season last year...took us less than an hour. Main Wall is extremely thin, and BH is indeed "dry as a bone."

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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Princess Buttercup » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:06 pm

Nice pics, saltlick. I think I met you guys at Nicely's on Sunday morning?

Looks like the ski approaches are a bit more amenable to me, at least, for now. December POW and the VA Lakes road plowed almost all the way back in is too good to be missed!

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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Princess Buttercup » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:41 pm

You're right... I wasn't actually there... ;)

I was fishing your sorry ass outta the creek.

:shock: :o :shock: :o
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Vitaliy M. » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:47 pm

Sorry, but that is NO WHERE near being IN per NORMAL LVC standards.


Well it was IN enough for 3 people (me included) to lead and adequately protect 3 different lines on Chouinard falls. I did mention (in a previous post) ice is thin on the left, but there ARE lines that are in (my definition of in is enough ice to protect and climb the line). No one is dragging you out there Chief, STFU already. You are as annoying as it gets these days. This is a conditions report thread, simply posting own observation based on climbing I have done there for a few hours yesterday. Wait till you get out there and have a personal report.
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby toxo » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:00 am

MooseTracks wrote:You're right... I wasn't actually there... ;)

I was fishing your sorry ass outta the creek.

:shock: :o :shock: :o


We need a TR of this^ incident. :lol:

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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Bob Burd » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:12 am

The Chief wrote:I sent SALTLICKS photo to my local ice partner who has been climbing at LVC for the past 15 years plus with me.

I just got off the phone with him. These are the words that first came outta his mouth...

"You got to be kidding me....Who are these fkng NOOBS! This is a joke right???? We were out there on Friday and I wouldn't dare touch that stuff with your.... Dangerous to say the least. We can wait for some real ice thanks. Let the NOOBs kill themselves."


Really, he said "NOOBs"? Isn't that one of the most tired memes of the Internet, ever? I just can't imagine hardmen such as yourselves actually using that. Generally it's just propagated by insecure neophytes who want to give the impressive of being badass. He must have said something else and you simply misheard him...
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Vitaliy M. » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:21 am

TinOmen wrote:
MooseTracks wrote:You're right... I wasn't actually there... ;)

I was fishing your sorry ass outta the creek.

:shock: :o :shock: :o


We need a TR of this^ incident. :lol:

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Driving the car into the creek says it all!


dude that did that did not get to climb ice :lol:
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Vitaliy M. » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:30 am

The Chief wrote:I sent SALTLICKS photo to my local ice partner who has been climbing at LVC for the past 15 years plus with me.

I just got off the phone with him. These are the words that first came outta his mouth...

"You got to be kidding me....Who are these fkng NOOBS! This is a joke right???? We were out there on Friday and I wouldn't dare touch that stuff with your.... Dangerous to say the least. We can wait for some real ice thanks. Let the NOOBs kill themselves."


Hope both of you yuppie maggots stay in your rocking chairs till SMG people come over to wipe your aging ass and tell you it is ok to climb in Lee Vining, or walk around Bishop without a cane. In addition, why do you care about Lee Vining? There are other BC routes in Sierra "only locals know about" so please keep to those obscure gems only a few people of the inner circle know, and leave the LVC zoo to all of us noobs to enjoy.

Please do tell us who the "dude" was!

I just taked to ED at LV Towing. Told me the whole scoop.

I dunno who drove the car off. I climbed there on Sunday (owens river gorge friday and saturday), heard it happened on Friday night. Your friend who towed their car should tell you their name, shouldn't he?! haha You got off the phone with him just now? You lying maggot!
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Vitaliy M. » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:55 am

The Chief wrote:
Ah, Privacy Statements dissallow him from divulging names VM!

But I have a pretty good idea.


So if he told you the 'whole scoop', I do not think you need to ask questions here!
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby butitsadryheat » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:05 am

Sorry, but privacy statements? from a tow company? Is there a big need to protect those who get in accidents or those whose car breaks down?
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Vitaliy M. » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:45 am

Here are a few pictures from Lee Vining canyon. Wish it was easier to upload straight into the post, so I could post them here...

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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:11 am

You can post them like this...

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Main Wall and Chouinard Falls
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To post them, hit the reply button, then there is a tab below the submit button that is labeled 'Upload attachment', or if you have already loaded them somewhere like ST like you have here, you can just right click on the image to view properties, then paste the address with image tags around it.
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby John Duffield » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:56 pm

mrchad9 wrote:To post them, hit the reply button, then there is a tab below the submit button that is labeled 'Upload attachment', or if you have already loaded them somewhere like ST like you have here, you can just right click on the image to view properties, then paste the address with image tags around it.

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Sorry, I needed to try this, THANK YOU!
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby JHH60 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:08 pm

TinOmen wrote:
MooseTracks wrote:You're right... I wasn't actually there... ;)

I was fishing your sorry ass outta the creek.

:shock: :o :shock: :o


We need a TR of this^ incident. :lol:

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Was this in Lee Vining Creek? In the interests of safety for all of us who may be driving up to LVC this winter, I think we need to know the background story (names aren't necessary however). :)

I'm trying to visualize where on Poole Power Plant Rd. this could happen - I'd think the trees, shrubs and boulders on the side of the road would keep you out of the creek unless you were driving like an idiot.
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Vitaliy M. » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:15 pm

JHH60, from what I heard they went in on some turn and totaled the car. Not sure how deep into the water they got or any other details. While driving back I did spot a few turns where it would be possible to do that. Gotta be very unlucky to skid specifically on one of those turns, but I guess shit happens. I remember back in Ukraine there was a motorcyclist who collided into a pole and died. It was the only pole found in probably half a mile.
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