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Postby Deb » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:27 am

WOW! All of you guys are awesome and I am puking green with envy!!!!! :twisted:
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Postby Cy Kaicener » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:12 am

Great pictures. 8) -- Here are some interesting ones from Skyline and a great slide show
http://mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?t=2117
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Postby Blair » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:14 pm

I have never been so envious. HOLY SHIT!!! Awesome pics Aaron!

Good on you guys to pluck this rare socal jewel.

I hope for el nino to give me another shot at this thing.
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Postby Denjem » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:11 pm

That is one of the coolest submissions I have seen on the site for a while. Great pics too.
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Postby Captain Beefheart » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:09 pm

Nice Aaron! Looks so bitchen. Hopefully it gets cold again soon. With all the melting going on this week a cold snap could make it real fat!
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Postby Blair » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:59 pm

Let's hope Captain, lets hope
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Postby hamik » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:55 am

I was pleasantly surprised today to find that the NE face is still in (and mostly in WI condition!). We did NE face W (or E?). The Trough is probably in, too.

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Postby Rob » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:39 am

Cool!

I'm no ice climber, but that looks like fun. 8)

It's great that you guy's are taking advantage of such ephemeral conditions. I bet that makes it seem kinda like a special treat 8)
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Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:53 pm

hot damn, fer sure...

Any word on Suicide? Back in the day, late in the season, they used to attach little wire flags on Duck Soup's bolt hangers...when the ice set, climbers could dig'em out and clip'em.

Wunnerful pics!!!
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Postby hamik » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:33 am

That's an excellent idea! Thanks! I know what I'm doing next November... :D
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Postby Genesis » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:41 pm

Had no idea that there was that much ice up there. Great photos
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The North Face is still climbable

Postby asmrz » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:25 pm

As of today, March 13, the North Face, the Larks and the Through, are all STILL in a very good condition. We climbed The NE Face yesterday, finished via the headwall and had a marvelous time. If you can get off work this week, go climb it. The snow and ice will not last for ever. It has been at least 10 years since Tahquitz iced up this good. Go and do it!
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Postby Dave Daly » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:05 pm

Good luck all......temps are coming up all this week.
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Postby asmrz » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:14 pm

Still looked good this morning. There is a lot of snow and ice covering the NF. Temps are up today, but if anyone shows up in the next two-three days, there is still a distinct snow and ice line to be climbed on the face.

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This is what the headwall looked like Friday.

Miguel Carmona and Joe Lemay plus another party from LA climbed the route Saturday. I was hiking up there this morning and it still looks ok. It might look a bit different by later this week, for sure.

Just found out (3-15-14:20 PT) that Larry Cote and a friend climbed the route yesterday, Sunday. Larry said the face looked great and the headwall was still in good shape.
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