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Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Parachute : PsycoticBitch (WI6)
By: Douglas Lossner When: Mar 1, 2010

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Comments: Hi Ryan, Not heated up at all. Like all climbers, I can't even keep up with new ice ratings. Now we have someone trying to get a WI10 established, where does it end? In my rating of 6+ X, I did not realize X was a no no in ice ratings? In rock, if you are going to take a ground fall that will most likely kill, you we put an X next to the rating, no matter what it's technically rated. It seems like that X did not set well with you? I don't think she is going to be in for the remainder of the seas... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Parachute : PsycoticBitch (WI6)
By: Douglas Lossner When: Feb 28, 2010

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Comments: Oh, by the way. In my book, there is no ice difficulty greater than 5+. I was taught that beyond 5+, ratings are based soley on RISK. Again, what are the definitions of ratings? There are so many different opinions. When it comes down to it, all that really matters is working as a team to keep each other safe, having fun, and the crew making it back home to their families and a hot shower.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Parachute : PsycoticBitch (WI6)
By: Douglas Lossner When: Feb 28, 2010

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Comments: Hi Ryan, Again thanks for your comments. Anytime someone rates a climb at an insane level you get people (this is for you too Doug S.) who think they can down rate it just from a photograph? Doesn't make sense to me. How do you know Ryan, that was not the BEST condition it's ever been in? Check this out for instance. Go to Rock and Ice, March 2010 edition. On the back of page 2. Aaron rates Morning Glory WI6. I see plenty of pro so far and several hands free stances, not to mention endless stemm... more >>


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Ice : The Box Canyon Ice Climbs : Tennis Shoe Slab (WI3)
By: Douglas Lossner When: Feb 26, 2010

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Comments: Thanks Brian, We had a guide book that did not feature this climb? I don't know which one, it belonged to my partner. Appreciate you taking the time to comment.

I guess I'm going to have to go to all of my posts and change "reppel" to "rappel".

Have a great day Brian.


Location: UT : Maple Canyon : Maple Canyon Ice : Main Canyon Road Ice : Under Wraps (WI4+)
By: Douglas Lossner When: Feb 26, 2010

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Comments: Thanks for the corrections Brian.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Parachute : PsycoticBitch (WI6)
By: Douglas Lossner When: Feb 18, 2010

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Comments: Sorry I got so long winded on the last comment. Let me make it a lot simpler. I thought WI5-5+ with the possibility of an X factor fall was WI6?


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Parachute : PsycoticBitch (WI6)
By: Douglas Lossner When: Feb 18, 2010

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Comments: Hi Doug, The difficulty of the ice where I would have taken a ground fall(between 50 and 80 ft.) was solid 5. Overhanging, unprotectable, mushrooms and icicles(My facemask paid for itself again). Stemming into pillar proper was not possible because it was mush and unconsolidated icicles that disintegrated on contact. Feet were deffinitly a serious issue. I sure was happy to get to that no hands rest below the roof. Yee-Ha! The V-thread and the screw were pretty nice too! As for taking away from ... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Parachute : PsycoticBitch (WI6)
By: Douglas Lossner When: Feb 14, 2010

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Comments: Looks can be very deceiving. Interesting comments from people who were not on the sharp end of that thing.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed
By: Douglas Lossner When: Jan 27, 2010

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Comments: Hi, I'm trying to get information on a climb in Parachute. It is located in a south facing drainage (I-70 side) of the Roan Cliffs. The name of the drainage is Kelly Gulch. The climb is barely visible from Mile Marker 71 on I-70. I'm looking for 1st ascent info.

Thanks, Douglas


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Ouray (Ice/Mixed) : Uncompahgre Gorge aka Ouray... : Five Fingers area : ... : Photo
By: Douglas Lossner When: Jan 24, 2010

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Comments: That is steep! Awesome/Beautiful.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Parachute : PsycoticBitch (WI6)
By: Douglas Lossner When: Jan 21, 2010

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Comments: Hi Ryan,

Thanks for your comments. I agree totally, ice ratings are becoming very subjective. From my experience, WI6 is unclimbed overhanging ice which requires tenuous negotiation through fresh icicles, but pro is available to prevent ground falls. PsycoticBitch had all of those, but a ground fall was possible because of the complete absence of pro from 35ft. to 80ft. not to mention a cone that could swallow you up. As for being just a hard WI5 lead when perfectly formed, sure. I don't think ... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Grand Mesa : Mr. Mesa (WI5-6) : Photo
By: Douglas Lossner When: Nov 26, 2009

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Comments: 60ft. up the first pitch.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Grand Mesa : Mr. Mesa (WI5-6) : Photo
By: Douglas Lossner When: Nov 26, 2009

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Comments: Douglas Lossner at the top of Mr. Mesa, The day we found him and the day before the first ascent. We were STOKED!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Grand Mesa : Mr. Mesa (WI5-6) : Photo
By: Douglas Lossner When: Nov 26, 2009

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Comments: Brad Winters crankin the first pitch.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Grand Mesa : Mr. Mesa (WI5-6) : Photo
By: Douglas Lossner When: Nov 26, 2009

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Comments: Look at that nasty exit. Yee-Ha!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Grand Mesa : Mr. Mesa (WI5-6) : Photo
By: Douglas Lossner When: Nov 26, 2009

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Comments: Note how much of that 200ft. rope is left and its not even all the way down.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Grand Mesa : Photo
By: Douglas Lossner When: Nov 26, 2009

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Comments: Brad Winters barely visible rappeling in on right edge of ice 2/3 of the way down.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Grand Mesa : Mrs. Mesa (WI5-6) : Photo
By: Douglas Lossner When: Nov 25, 2009

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Comments: Mrs. Mesa 11-21-09, climber, Chris Gebhart, Denver CO. Nice Arcteryx jacket, dude!


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Grand Mesa : Mrs. Mesa (WI5-6) : Photo
By: Douglas Lossner When: Nov 24, 2009

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Comments: Mrs. Mesa, climber, Betty Thorson, Fruita, CO. 11-23-09


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Grand Mesa : Mrs. Mesa (WI5-6) : Photo
By: Douglas Lossner When: Nov 24, 2009

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Comments: Mrs. Mesa, Climber, Randy Harris, Golden CO. 11-21-09


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Grand Mesa : Photo
By: Douglas Lossner When: Nov 24, 2009

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Comments: Mrs. Mesa. 11-21-09 Climber Douglas Lossner, Delta, CO.