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Hey all. I'm from california, but I'd love to learn some ice climbing this december. Anyone willing to help a noobie out? I'll bring the beer. Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
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Oct 7, 2012
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I haven't swung my tools in years so I'm not your guy, but have you picked up some technical ice crampons and compatible boots yet? That's usually the crux of bringing a rookie ice climber out. Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Joined May 10, 2007
280 points
Oct 7, 2012
Go to an ice fest (Ouray for example) and sign up for some clinics? brennahm
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Oct 7, 2012
get rid of that goddam dumbass as your profile pic Buff Johnson
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Buff Johnson wrote:
get rid of that goddam dumbass as your profile pic


but, but, he's my hero.
Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
16 points
Oct 7, 2012
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Marc H wrote:
I haven't swung my tools in years so I'm not your guy, but have you picked up some technical ice crampons and compatible boots yet? That's usually the crux of bringing a rookie ice climber out.


yup, i've got gear.
Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
16 points
Oct 8, 2012
I guess touch base later on down the road.
I'm sure something will work out.
Buff Johnson
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Oct 8, 2012
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If you make it up to Bozeman I'd gladly exchange a few days of climbing for beer. Let me know if you're in the area. Keenan Waeschle
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Feb 8, 2010
217 points
Oct 10, 2012
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Rich. Im out of shape but an experienced ice climber. It might be a good mix. Im trying to get out a lot this year. I would be interested in taking you out where are you located? Matt Shepard
From Broomfield, CO
Joined Jul 19, 2006
39 points
Oct 10, 2012
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Rich, Check out the Colorado Mountain Clubs Beginner Ice Climbing School and Technical Ice Climbing School. Both courses have a class taught in Boulder and another in Golden.
You can rent your gear at Bent Gate or Neptune and Head up to Vail with some AMGA certified guides that like to teach and will keep you alive even if you try to kill yourself.
Enjoy and have an ice day.

Bear Grylls.....Really? How about Alex Honnold. Thats someone to look up to.
Rick McL
From Arvada CO
Joined Feb 24, 2009
39 points
Oct 11, 2012
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Matt Shepard wrote:
Rich. Im out of shape but an experienced ice climber. It might be a good mix. Im trying to get out a lot this year. I would be interested in taking you out where are you located?


hey matt, i'm actually in california, but willing to travel pretty much anywhere.
Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
16 points
Oct 11, 2012
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Rick McL wrote:
Rich, Check out the Colorado Mountain Clubs Beginner Ice Climbing School and Technical Ice Climbing School. Both courses have a class taught in Boulder and another in Golden. You can rent your gear at Bent Gate or Neptune and Head up to Vail with some AMGA certified guides that like to teach and will keep you alive even if you try to kill yourself. Enjoy and have an ice day. Bear Grylls.....Really? How about Alex Honnold. Thats someone to look up to.


thanks for the info. plenty of people would freeclimb some non-risky routes, but i don't think any of us would drink a single drop of our own urine. that's true guts right there.
Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
16 points
Oct 11, 2012
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Keenan Waeschle wrote:
If you make it up to Bozeman I'd gladly exchange a few days of climbing for beer. Let me know if you're in the area.


the bozeman ice fest or just bozeman montana in general?
Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
16 points
Oct 14, 2012
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Rick McL wrote:
Bear Grylls.....Really? How about Alex Honnold. Thats someone to look up to.


Wait, you mean another profile picture of someone who isn't him?

Says the dude with the bad ass profile picture of (I assume) you rocking some next level chimney shit over your little sister's back before humans evolved the ability to see color. You see, that's a cool profile picture. Creative choice.

Maybe if the Bear Grylls picture was ironic? I mean, this is the post modern era. I hear irony is popular these days.
willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Joined Jul 20, 2010
42 points
Oct 14, 2012
At the village in Hunza Valley, Karakoram, Pakista...
Rich,
Im in Broomfield, Colorado. Send me a message in late dec-early jan when the ice gets thick here in the front range and I'll be happy to take you out.

Ali
Ali Jaffri
From Westminster, CO
Joined Jan 28, 2005
701 points
Oct 20, 2012
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Ali Jaffri wrote:
Rich, Im in Broomfield, Colorado. Send me a message in late dec-early jan when the ice gets thick here in the front range and I'll be happy to take you out. Ali


hey ali. thanks for the offer. i'll shoot you a message around then.
Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
16 points


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