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Submitted by: Bryce Brown
Date Added: 21-Dec-2012

Thanks for the Khumbu link Frank! Man EBC is becoming quite the s**tshow in the spring season! That basecamp is waaaaay bigger than 10 years ago. FYI, we ran into David Breashears this fall also. He was shooting stuff near Gokyo, so look for new gigapixels of the Ngozumpa glacier (largest glacier in Nepal, possibly largest in the Himalayas). bb
Submitted by: Dallas Markall
Date Added: 21-Dec-2012

Will be in Thunder Bay from the 21 to the 28. Kids 6 and 8 want to get out on the ice. Is there anything in the TBay area that is suitable for them, Rainy Day Woman or lower half of Alpine Outing. Looking for something easy that is formed up.

Thanks 


Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 20-Dec-2012

"This gigapixel image of the Khumbu glacier was captured by David Breashears during the spring of 2012, from the Pumori viewpoint near Mount Everest. " http://www.glacierworks.org/the-glaciers/pumori-spring-2012/
Submitted by: Wes Bender
Date Added: 13-Dec-2012

Here is a bunch of gear for sale. Local
http://thunderbay.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAd?AdId=439364537&Guid=13b8c1a4-63b0-a20b-2786-888bffffc95c
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http://thunderbay.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAd?AdId=439358858&Guid=13b8c02a-0c60-a20b-26b4-8ed4ffffc9f9
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Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 23-Nov-2012

With the first real dump of snow on the ground today, thoughts turn to . . . winter camping! Here's a nice summary of things to keep in mind if you're so inclined. http://www.backpacker.com/skills-deluxe-winter-camping/skills/13622?utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter03
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 01-Nov-2012

Your membership reward for following the Shout Box - a free ticket to the Reel Rock Film Festival on November 10! Be one of the first 8 members to visit the events calendar for details and sign-up.
Submitted by: Terry Prodanyk
Date Added: 25-Oct-2012

Spooktacular - CANCELLED. This has got to be the worst fall season ever! Again, with all the rain we've been having and the continued forecast of low temps, we'll have to forgo the Pass Lake Spooktacular Event this year. Maybe in January it'll warm up and we can reschedule it if the ice climbing is slow. How about a New Years Costume Climb at Pass Lake?
Submitted by: Terry Prodanyk
Date Added: 22-Oct-2012

Tuesday Nights - Closed for the Season.  Given the bad run of weather we've had all fall and the decrease in evening light now, the open climbing event at the Bluffs is done for another season. Thanks to everyone who helped out this year. It was another fun, successful summer of rock climbing for the Thunder Bay Section! See you all again in the spring...or maybe on the ice!
Submitted by: Terry Prodanyk
Date Added: 16-Oct-2012

Bluffs Climbing - CANCELLED for tonight. You guessed it....bad weather....again.
Submitted by: Terry Prodanyk
Date Added: 13-Oct-2012

Silver Harbor BBQ rescheduled to Cascades Conservation Area at the end of Balsam St for 1pm today. Climbing is cancelled due to bad weather...again :(
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 09-Oct-2012

It looks like the weather is sending us a message yet again, so there will be no rock climbing at the Bluffs tonight, Tuesday, October 9th. Be sure to sign up for Rocktoberfest this Saturday and don't forget to do your "sunny Saturday" dance so we have one of those stellar fall climbing days. Free members' BBQ to follow.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 02-Oct-2012

Two sport routes in 'da Projects area at OB are now on the ground. Here's a vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j0-7hsUjdU Be careful out there kids. Entropy lurks at every crag.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 30-Sep-2012

Ten of us enjoyed a spectacular fall (autumn, that is) day at Lost Falls on Saturday. Thanks to all who came out to help set up and/or demonstrate how to style up through the routes we had going. Some great Kodak moments! Rocktoberfest next - October 13th. Be sure to sign up so we know how many burgers etc. we need.
Submitted by: Terry Prodanyk
Date Added: 25-Sep-2012

Bluffs Climbing cancelled for tonight. Still room for Lost Falls on Saturday and forecast looks good...so far.
Submitted by: Terry Prodanyk
Date Added: 19-Sep-2012

We were at the Bluffs last night until >5:30pm and we didn't achieve a critical mass of bodies to setup. We did, however, manage to experience a full range of weather over that 1 hour...rain, sleet, sun, cloud, wind.  Hopefully the weather will be better for next week and we can continue to run the Tuesday Night open climbing into the end of October as we have for the last many years.
Submitted by: Jeff Gilpin
Date Added: 12-Sep-2012

Hey, I was at the Bluffs on Monday evening and found an anchor kit at the top of zigzag. If you can tell me what it was made up of you can win and anchor kit... Jeff 708-8544
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 07-Sep-2012

I've updated my map of regional climbing areas. See it here: http://goo.gl/maps/D04f
Submitted by: Will Gregorash
Date Added: 04-Sep-2012

Hey guys , I picked up those " science friction" shoes at powerlines, who evers shoes those are, call me or text 621-4966. My name is Will
Submitted by: Jarron Childs
Date Added: 03-Sep-2012

Claghorn area, can't remember the climb name. JR
Submitted by: Thomas Trist
Date Added: 29-Aug-2012

Hey Everyone!

A gentlemen came into Wilderness today and said that he had found a pair of climbing shoes at the bluffs this morning, they are black and white not sure what brand. He said that they were found at the powerline corridor and he stashed them in one of the cracks along that wall. I thought they may belong to someone from the club. They are still there so hopefully the rightful owner can get them back!

Cheers!
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 24-Aug-2012

Article from the UIAA newsletter about risk, waivers, informed consent . . . http://www.theuiaa.org/news_385_Indoor-climbing-walls-focus-of-paper-by-UIAA-legal-experts-group
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 14-Aug-2012

Just as we were setting up the third TR tonight, the Bluffs area got a good soaking, so we called it a night. We'll try again next week. It was dry in the south ward!
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 14-Aug-2012

As summer wraps up, it's time to fill the fall calendar with some exciting events - Rocktoberfest, Claghorn, Mt Helen, sport lead clinic etc. If you have some ideas or are willing to run or even organize an event, give me a call or fire off an email asap. Frank: 807 577-7950, fpianka@hotmail.com
Submitted by: Nick Buda
Date Added: 08-Aug-2012

A worthwhile "read and heed":

http://willgadd.com/rappelling/

Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 07-Aug-2012

I waited at the bluffs this evening for close to 45 minutes and nobody showed so that's about my limit. Too bad, what a beautiful night. We'll try again next week.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 27-Jul-2012

Silver Harbour Rock climbing - see August 11 on the events calendar.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 14-Jul-2012

See the new Thunder Bay Tourism video for "winter," starring our very own Monica Prodanyk - briefly. http://www.thunderbay.ca/Visiting/Travel_Media/mediavideos.htm
Submitted by: Trevor Piwowarski
Date Added: 04-Jul-2012

Super Noob question.  Went to go to Silver Harbour  today.  and I could not find the path the leads to the top of the rocks. (to set up TR gear.)  can someone explain to me were it is?       Thanks to a phone call from Frank I now know were the path is    Thanks Frank   CLIMB ON!!
Submitted by: Will Gregorash
Date Added: 23-Jun-2012

if anyones going climbing/hiking at lost falls, beware of parking in the circle, it's been brought to my attention the city is now giving tickets, park down the street a little bit and your fine:)
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 19-Jun-2012

Watching the WX radar and forecast for after 5 pm, we're calling "no climbing" at the Bluffs tonight.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 17-Jun-2012

A large group of keeners made it out to Pass Lake to climb some of the classics and a bunch of the newer routes on Saturday - a new venue for many of them. We got TRs up on a surprising number of climbs thanks to the energetic crew helping to run things. Fun day and always interesting people!
Submitted by: Derrik Patola
Date Added: 11-Jun-2012

Just to let everyone know , we  went to the first buttress last Tuesday . the  blaze tape from the beginning of the trail was  removed  and 4  sets of  hanger have been  removed .  We are  not  sure why this  was done or who  did  it .  might be  good  to  keep a low profile there and don,t replace the blaze tape and  bring your own hangers and remove them when you are done .Just a thought .  if  any one  hears  anything please pass  it  on . Cheers
Submitted by: Trevor Piwowarski
Date Added: 10-Jun-2012

A top rope system as well as a rope were left at the Bluffs   if they are yours call or text 1-807-627-8391  ask for Trevor  and I will return them to you.   
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 08-Jun-2012

Check out the new Thunder Bay Tourism video starring our very own Will and Monica! See it here: http://thegiantnews.blogspot.ca/2012/06/new-tourism-videos-for-thunder-bay.html
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 05-Jun-2012

It looks like the weather is cooperating so we'll be at the Bluffs tonight for open climbing, but bring your bug spray! Info: Frank, 577-7950.
Submitted by: Matt Houston
Date Added: 30-May-2012

Hey hey,

I'm currently living and working in Australia for the year and thought I'd share a short video with all of you climbaholics! It's of a rock climbing staff development trip to the legendary Grampians. I'm working for a company called the Outdoor Education Group and the purpose of the trip was to further develop guiding skills and to keep staff psych levels high. The Grampians is a spectacular place!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APs7gETJyoY


I'm also putting together a bunch of video from Mt. Arapiles which I'll share when it's done. Said by many to be the best cliff in the world! I'm thankful for everything I learned climbing in Thunder Bay, the style definitely applies well to the wild routes that Arapiles has to offer!

Have fun out there!
Matt
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 29-May-2012

Looks like another night of no club climbing at the Bluffs due to the HUGE amount of rain we've already got and the threat of a little more. Temps are also expected to drop from 10C at 6 pm. Check out the radar image here: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/maps/caon0688?ref=rlink_weather_satrad
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 22-May-2012

No climbing tonight due to . . . look out the window!
Submitted by: Jared Liimu
Date Added: 17-May-2012

Yoo, I'm moving up to Marathon for the summer, but I still wanna climb. Does anyone know of any crags nearby (preferably with bolted sport routes)? Thanks a lot homies. Hopefully I can make it to some events this summer. 2518809, jjliimu@lakeheadu.ca
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 16-May-2012

Finally, our first Tuesday evening of open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs! There was a good turn out of 20+ people who had fun cranking the classics while being reminded that, at this time of year, you can expect to play "host" for these nasty guests: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjLBXb1kgMo Thanks to all who showed up early and stayed late to deal with gear at each end of the evening. Reminder: You must be a member to participate and have signed the waiver.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 13-May-2012

The weather finally cooperated so we could run our fist event - TR anchors and gear basics - at the Scenic Bluffs on Saturday. A dozen+ of us including a number of new and always interesting people enjoyed a day in the sun while working on knots, anchors and TR skills in the Zig-Zag area. Thanks to everyone who offered to help out - Terry, Will, Andrew, Lydia. And hernia-healing Brian for prepping the gear for us. I'll post a notice if we are starting Tuesday evening climbs, but right now the forecast looks crappy as usual. Jude like to say, "That'll change." I hope she's right.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 05-May-2012

Thanks to everyone that showed up for the annual Scenic Bluffs cleanup today. At first it didn't look like we'd have too much to do, but by noon, we were on our way to the dump with a half-ton truck load of garbage including that rotting couch from the Zig-Zag area. Getting that sucker out of there was the high point of our team effort today. The weather held out for us, and everyone went home a prize winner. Nice work, team.
Submitted by: Terry Prodanyk
Date Added: 01-May-2012

VE Duluth has lots of good PRO on sale this month. 20% OFF the posted price!

http://www.verticalendeavors.com/duluth/sales-closeouts.html

 

 


Submitted by: Andrew Bohonis
Date Added: 26-Apr-2012

Hello everyone...

I'd like to get out climbing soon and I'm looking for partners.  I have gear and a few years of experience, but I'm unfamiliar with the crags around TBay.  I grew up here, but didn't start climbing until I moved to BC.

Now I'm back, and I'm free almost any time.  Let me know if you want to get out.

At the very least I hope to see some of you at the bluffs on tuesday.

Cheers
Submitted by: Adam Ruby
Date Added: 24-Apr-2012

If anyone is going out climbing before the ACCTBay starts this years season and doesn`t have a problem with people tagging along and showing us `the ropes`, I`d love to hear from you! My partner and I are new to the ACCTbay and we have all of our gear including shoes, helmets, ATC devices, anchor systems, harnesses, biners, chalk bags, webbing, cordage and rope. Anyways, if it`s not a drag on ya message me if you`re going out and we`d love to tag along! I`m usually free at around 5pm or so! - Adam and Christen -
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 19-Apr-2012

Brian, I don't see anyone in that picture!
Submitted by: Adam Ruby
Date Added: 15-Apr-2012

I just thought I'd share this with anyone who might like this as much as I did. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U0tDU37q2M
Submitted by: Frederic Giroux
Date Added: 10-Apr-2012

This February, a group of 6 Outdoor Rec. students went on a 9 day ice climbing trip to the beautiful Agawa Canyon. We recommend this place to anyone who loves ice climbing and camping. Here is a video of our trip. Hopefully this will get you psyche for next season's ice climbing! It's only 7 months away so starts sharpening those ice axes.

http://vimeo.com/38643253


Submitted by: Jeff Gilpin
Date Added: 08-Apr-2012

On Friday I left a hex and a draw at the top of spiral galaxy... if someone finds themselves up there before I do, I would greatly appreciate getting them back! Thanks, Jeff 807-708-8544
Submitted by: Adam Ruby
Date Added: 05-Apr-2012

On my way out to have a look at the bluffs for the first time! My fiancee and I are new to Thunder Bay and I am in the process of joining the APC and I almost have all of my gear. Now to get all of her gear, our memberships and we're good to go! We're both very excited to start climbing here in T-Bay! Have a great Easter weekend! Adam
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 31-Mar-2012

Looking for a new place to climb? Here's a link to a map project I've been poking away at for a while. http://g.co/maps/j7vqc It shows the general location of the most popular crags someone in our area might do a day or overnight trip to. Feedback and comments are welcome! Frank 807 577-7950 fpianka@hotmail.com
Submitted by: Frederic Giroux
Date Added: 22-Mar-2012

I hope everyone is enjoying the early rock climbing season were having this year! I was just out at the bluffs yesterday, when my friends and I noticed something quite odd at the Orangeman Wall area. There seems to be evidence of crampon scars on the routes Orange Crush and Passing Grade. This came as a big surprise given the strong ethical history associated with the Bluffs. I have nothing against dry-tooling, (in fact I highly recommend it), but I don’t think it is right for people to dry-tool existing rock routes, especially at such a classic area. Here in Thunder Bay, we are blessed with an abundance of unclimbed rock just minutes outside of town. There is no need to scratch up existing rock routes that are climbed frequently in the summer time. I am aware that sometimes a rock route in the summer can have some sort of ice on it during the winter, making it a viable mixed-climb, where crampons and axes can be used. But to my knowledge, I did not think Passing Grade had ice on it. I may be overreacting on this whole situation, but I thought I would share some of my thoughts on it anyways. My goal with this message is not to blame anyone or cause any conflicts, but just to spread awareness about the amount of unclimbed rock that could be used for dry-tooling.

Thank you!

Fred
Submitted by: Will Gregorash
Date Added: 14-Mar-2012

went to silver tuesday night, 90% of the climbs are good to go, the top is all pretty much melted as well as the base trail, by friday if the weather stays good it will be 100% ready to go!
Submitted by: Frederic Giroux
Date Added: 12-Mar-2012

I am looking for any information regarding a rock route a Mount Geodfrey (sp.?). The route is situated to the north of the routes Tamarak and Fearless Blindman...(just after the big gully which has a fix line in it), and it is a huge right-facing corner system. At the 1/3 mark, there is red webbing slung arund some block, and at the top there is a rap-station composed of red webbing and two maillons. If anyone knows any information about this, I would love to know the history behind it.  You can email me at fgiroux@lakeheadu.ca 

Thanks & Happy Climbing!

Fred


Submitted by: Neil Paterson
Date Added: 07-Mar-2012

First rock climb of the season yesterday! Beautiful day at SIlver Harbour even though it was a little wet in some spots. Hopefully this weather means more rock sooner than later!
Submitted by: Jonathan Chester
Date Added: 05-Mar-2012

If anyone has an extra spot to go out ice climbing before the season ends, I would love to join!
I have never been on ice, and am hoping to get on some before it all ends.

shoot my an e-mail   :)      jonathan.chester.esquire@gmail.com
Submitted by: Wes Bender
Date Added: 29-Feb-2012

This is a MUST READ.
http://coldthistle.blogspot.com/2012/02/apprentice-aka-ice-skills.html
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 29-Feb-2012

Climb for the Cure - check out this article highlighting local ACC members

http://www.tbnewswatch.com/entertainment/192576/Climb-for-the-Cure

 


Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 27-Feb-2012

LOST SCREW - 16 cm BD Express, (blue) with red paint on the hanger. Dropped on centre of Gomar - to the bottom and into the snow on Monday, Feb 27th. Contact Andrew (St.Paul MN) at andrewfcook@gmail.com
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 26-Feb-2012


Seventeen members enjoyed cranking laps on Cascade Falls at Orient Bay during the section's Festiv'Ice on Saturday. People were fossicking through their packs for shades and sunscreen when the clouds opened up. Big thanks to rope fairies Deb, Nick, and Wes who fluttered all over Cascade Falls setting up TRs in what was probably record time. After building a good appetite on the ice, we moved to the Nipigon Cafe where they were prepared for our arrival with a long table and many 'zzas that didn't stand a chance. Thanks to everyone who helped out.


Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 24-Feb-2012

Trained hard. Pulled harder. RICE!
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 18-Feb-2012

Off the couch. Pulled hard. RICE!
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 11-Feb-2012

New tools. New injury. No climbing.
Submitted by: Wes Bender
Date Added: 10-Feb-2012

Local video. If you were at this years Banff Mountain Film Festival - World Tour at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, then you know where these kids got the idea.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAwmUBlqZmc

Bravo guys!
Submitted by: Wes Bender
Date Added: 10-Feb-2012

Gear Up! Get Out. Good Times.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 10-Feb-2012

Wax wings, High hopes. Long fall. ~Tasha (www.sixwordstories.net)
Submitted by: Dave Rone
Date Added: 10-Feb-2012

Set the pick.  Will it stick?
Submitted by: Dave Rone
Date Added: 10-Feb-2012

Points are dull.  Progress is null.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 08-Feb-2012

Pack. Drive. Unpack. Helmet? Damn! Drive.
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 08-Feb-2012

The screaming barfie's. Yaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.  Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. Tingly.


Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 08-Feb-2012

Ropes froze in. Going nowhere fast.
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 08-Feb-2012

Plastic ice. It's just so nice.


Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 08-Feb-2012

Brain bucket program.  Money well spent.
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 08-Feb-2012

No helmet, no chance, any questions?
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 08-Feb-2012

Avoid being "concussed", wear a helmet.
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 08-Feb-2012

Scream of, "ICE!" Scurry like mice.


Submitted by: Wes Bender
Date Added: 07-Feb-2012

Big Dope. New Rope. No Hope.
Submitted by: Wes Bender
Date Added: 07-Feb-2012

New partner. Poor choices. Long drive.
Submitted by: Wes Bender
Date Added: 07-Feb-2012

High hopes. New route. Old anchor.
Submitted by: Dave Rone
Date Added: 07-Feb-2012

Get up early, or get behind.
Submitted by: Dave Rone
Date Added: 07-Feb-2012

Breaking trail.  Just doing my part.


Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 06-Feb-2012

Ice climbing is time well spent!
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 06-Feb-2012

No partners. Went solo. Still missing.
Submitted by: Dave Rone
Date Added: 05-Feb-2012

Screws?! I thought you brought them!
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 05-Feb-2012

CBC radio interview with Will Gadd - rethinking risk. http://www.cbc.ca/ontariotoday/2012/01/31/tuesday-will-gadd-gives-risk-a-rethink/
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 05-Feb-2012

Off rappel! Pulling red. Damn knot!
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 05-Feb-2012

First season; lead; fall. Going fishing.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 05-Feb-2012

He hated climbing, but loved her.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 03-Feb-2012

Soloing partner needed. No experience necessary.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 03-Feb-2012

Screws pulled like birthday cake candles.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 02-Feb-2012

First . . . Must climb . .. Out . . . Of . .. Bed.
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 02-Feb-2012

Ha! Nobody gives me the raspberries!
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 02-Feb-2012

Brian, where's my sandwich??? Says Wes.


Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 02-Feb-2012

Bet you can't climb that backwards!
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 02-Feb-2012

The experts are on the ground.
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 02-Feb-2012

Off rappel, what colour we pulling?
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 02-Feb-2012

ROCK! . . . That was close.. . . You're bleeding.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 02-Feb-2012

He feared anonymity more than falling.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 01-Feb-2012

The terrorists tried climbing, but bombed.
Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 01-Feb-2012

WB, the everlasting know it all!
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 01-Feb-2012

Take me off belay!. . . No, WAIT!!
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 31-Jan-2012

Helmet? I never use no "hemlet."
Submitted by: Terry Prodanyk
Date Added: 31-Jan-2012

Veni, Vidi, Vici....Well it adds up to six in the translation.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 31-Jan-2012

Falling, he prayed for a rope.
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 31-Jan-2012

In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway’s colleagues bet him that he couldn’t write a complete story in just six words. They paid up. Hemingway is said to have considered it his best work. He wrote: [For sale: baby shoes, never used.] —Ernest Hemingway. For more on the genre, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Magazine YOUR CHALLENGE: "Shout" your six word story related to anything the club does. (Google "6 word stories" for ideas.) I offer up these two for starters. [What rock? Then it hit me.] [Just like having fun, only different.]
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 25-Jan-2012

Watching these two vids in order was too much to ignore. First, (second vid) tribute to Sarah Burke, then (third vid) Yosemite time-lapse: http://www.getoutdoors.com/goblog/index.php?%2Farchives%2F4352-Project-Yosemite-Time-Lapse.html&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GetoutdoorscomOutdoorBlog+%28Getoutdoors.com+Outdoor+Blog%29
Submitted by: Adam Daciw
Date Added: 22-Jan-2012

Hi there, I'm looking to get out ice climbing this season.  I would be happy to cover any driving involved. I am new to ice climbing but I have rock climbing experience. So far bad weather has kept the beginner ice clinic from taken place. So if there is anyone  going out I would be very grateful if I could tag along!

Sincerely

Adam

adaciw@hotmail.com

708-0990


Submitted by: Brian Bottan
Date Added: 22-Jan-2012

Thanks to all the participants and trip leaders that crawled out of bed this morning (during a snow storm) in an attempt to host our first beginners clinic of the season.  Unfortunately mother nature stopped us in our tracks with near white-out driving conditions and road closures.  There are still more events scheduled this season so check out the Women's ice climbing clinic on February 11th and Festiv'Ice on February 25th which is open to all levels and abilities.  If you are interested in either of these clinics or the social after the Festiv'Ice please sign-up online asap.  Take care and climb safe!
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 22-Jan-2012

Photo Caption:
Avoid this figure X position. It will choke off your Chi.
Submitted by: Wes Bender
Date Added: 21-Jan-2012

Lets have some fun with this Photo. Add a caption.


"Ah guys, throw me another tool, this is stuck too."


Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 19-Jan-2012

"Tree well" hazard??? Never heard of it before seeing this. Google the term for more info. http://www.skisluts.be/blog/1700
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 17-Jan-2012

Thanks to Reid and Gloria for guiding our octet of "technical snow shoe hikers" to the top of Lost Falls under headlamps and starlight this evening and for hosting the post-hike calorie replacement session at their house. It was a great evening out . . . with no cardiac surprises!
Submitted by: Frank Pianka
Date Added: 17-Jan-2012

News from "Gripped" magazine. http://gripped.com/
Submitted by: Aric Fishman
Date Added: 09-Jan-2012

Lost Ice Screw: If you are heading to Hully Gully and find an ice screw (19cm BD Express), it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact me!! Thanks so much! 807-472-4742
Submitted by: Nick Buda
Date Added: 05-Jan-2012

This might be worth a read - a topic that seems to come up from time to time with beginner climbers: Discussion on Belay Loops

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