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Vail Colorado 1996, At that point of the climb the ice was melting so much I felt like I was in a rain storm, when I got to the top I was soaked from head to the inside of my boots . Gortex was soaked lucky my pile clothing still kept me warm.


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rhyangNice shot !


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What year was this ?
Posted May 17, 2007 11:35 pm

Ice Man Jerry VanRe: Nice shot !

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The year was 1996. I got absolutely soaked on this climb. It felt like it was raining I could only look up for a few seconds without getting water in my eyes. It was my second climb done at the Vail amphatheater. That is awonderful place for ice and mixed climbin
Posted May 18, 2007 9:39 am

Dan DaltonRe: Nice shot !

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This kicks ass! Doesn't even really look like the top is in on this photo! You are nuts!!! The Fang didn't even come in this year, fell over twice! Hope I can try in next ice season when my skills are a little better and the ice is fatter. Nice shot.

Posted May 18, 2007 1:20 pm

Ice Man Jerry VanRe: Nice shot !

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Dan if the Fang comes in this winter you can climb it with us also many more up there, I do have extra tech. gear for ice if you or your girl friend need to borrow it. Crampons and tools
Posted Sep 8, 2007 9:53 am

Ice Man Jerry VanThe Fang

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What more can be said about the Fang a classic by all standards. and yes the top part was seperated by about 3 to 4 feet. Still one of my favorite climbs any time I climb it.
Posted May 18, 2007 1:30 pm



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amazing pic! it seems that ice is going to fall in a few seconds!; congrats, ice man;-)


Posted Sep 7, 2007 8:01 am

Cyrillice candle


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unbelievable, hopefully holds this thing! :-)
Posted Nov 25, 2007 11:15 am



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What kind of shape is it in this year, is it fat? Might be coming by Colorado with a buddy in a few weeks...
Posted Jan 13, 2008 5:00 pm

Ice Man Jerry VanRe: Nice

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It is still forming up, The Ridgid Designator is in good shape . And other climbs worth stopping for .In a couple of weeks we will be going to Canada Leaving 23rd of January back by Feb,3 or 4 get ahold of me befor you leave I can introduce you to some locales for climbing with.
Posted Jan 13, 2008 6:44 pm

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Ice Man Jerry VanSubmitted by Ice Man Jerry Van
on May 17, 2007 10:02 pm

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