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Dec 12, 2011
Ice at SR
Open Climbing: OPEN Tuesday 2/24 starting at 6 PM See website below for details. OPEN WEEKDAYS OR NIGHT BY APPOINTMENT

WEBSITE: www.PlayWildIL.com

Great Ice and no long drive in the snow! Call to confirm your attendance- 708-341-3255- Joel

$25 climb fee if you have your own gear. $50 with gear rental.

PM me with your plans to attend and for location details. This is a PRIVATE residence..... Thanks


We are in our 6th season at the silo tower in South Suburbs of Chicago.

If you can make it call me at 708-341-3255 right away and I will give you costs and location details. You must commit to coming out before location will be revealed.


We have gear for rent and a heated lounge area

Checkout our Facebook Group page:

facebook.com/groups/1086077058...

We will be farming ice all the time(when temps permit) that we can and will post updates in this thread so keep watching HERE
Thanks

Joel and Ed

N-Ice
N-Ice


Ice Fest- Feb. 28, 2015
Ice Fest- Feb. 28, 2015



ice view
ice view

westside
westside


nice day
nice day



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Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Dec 13, 2011
Ice at SR
Nice Ice!

Tues, Feb. 10, 2015 7- 10 AM



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Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Dec 13, 2011
leashes are required? weird S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
24 points
Dec 13, 2011
Ice at SR
S Denny wrote:
leashes are required? weird


Leashes are Optional-
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Dec 13, 2011
You would think insurance would want you to tie in correctly, not using a carabiner through the belay loop. ebnhils
Joined Apr 15, 2011
0 points
Dec 14, 2011
Ice at SR
UPDATE: Will Gadd, expert ice climber, has said that climbing with a carabiner locked into your BELAY loop is perfectly fine! Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Dec 14, 2011
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
Juggler wrote:
Yes, we do usually, though this way helps keep your hands warmer. It is usually tough to tie in with gloves and leashes on and it moves things quicker.


As long as your hands are staying warm and you're moving as many people through the silo as possible (to make as much money as possible), I'm sure your insurance company will be OK with it. Haha
Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Joined May 10, 2007
280 points
Dec 14, 2011
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
Wow.. taking a lot of grief for this... It's Chicago and it's climbable... I guess when you live in Colorado you really don't see the issue =) I don't think there's any ice left after all this rain anyways. NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
239 points
Dec 14, 2011
didn't realize this was commercial... thought it was more of a boys club deal S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
24 points
Dec 14, 2011
Ice at SR
Yes, no ice right now but we start making ice again Thurs. night.

Our group is a non profit club and we do have guest passes and memberships if anyone needs info. We are NOT commercial. Thanks
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Dec 14, 2011
Yosemite
ebnhils wrote:
You would think insurance would want you to tie in correctly, not using a carabiner through the belay loop.


Haha! +1
Erik Tasker
Joined Oct 31, 2010
31 points
Dec 14, 2011
Living the High Life.
You guys look like the biggest nOObs ever. Just Sayin. Andy Novak
From Golden, Co
Joined Aug 22, 2007
322 points
Dec 14, 2011
Ice at SR
We usually climb it with NO ropes! LOL That takes away the whole issue.... just sayin :) Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Dec 14, 2011
Bucky
Andy Novak wrote:
You guys look like the biggest nOObs ever. Just Sayin.


Given your comment, perhaps you guys have something in common then. Just sayin.
J. Albers
From Colorado
Joined Jul 11, 2008
2,221 points
Dec 14, 2011
Ice at SR
J. Albers wrote:
Given your comment, perhaps you guys have something in common then. Just sayin.


Just sayin....AMEN. The end
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Dec 14, 2011
Wichita Mountains, Sunshine Wall
I am a Illinois Ice climber and I am quite envious that you have a ice silo at your fingertips. I enjoy the 2-6 hour drive to get to good ice, but in the back yard...awesome! roger fritz from rockford, IL
From Rockford, IL
Joined Aug 9, 2009
51 points
Dec 14, 2011
Juggler wrote:
Thanks...not so weird, really



Nope, pretty weird.
Bud Martin
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Apr 15, 2010
403 points
Dec 14, 2011
Ice at SR
roger fritz wrote:
I am a Illinois Ice climber and I am quite envious that you have a ice silo at your fingertips. I enjoy the 2-6 hour drive to get to good ice, but in the back yard...awesome!


Thanks.. it is nice to have this available. Join us sometime. Check here for updates. Your words of support are appreciated

Look who stopped by to climb:


Ho Ho...
Ho Ho...
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Dec 15, 2011
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Dude, I loved the Battle of the Just Sayins. Awesome.

Have fun with your silo ice, you Chicagoans!
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,494 points
Dec 15, 2011
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Several articles have been written in the mags over the years covering the 'woes of a midwest climber'. It continues and we adjust for what we can get each year. We can't all live in rock and ice country. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,090 points
Dec 15, 2011
Wichita Mountains, Sunshine Wall
In your 2nd photo of the thick ice last year, you wrote: "built in hazards". I love to climb big icicles! There is something about placing tools and crampons into hangers and keeping them intact for the next guy to try! I call that a built in opportunity! Just sayin! roger fritz from rockford, IL
From Rockford, IL
Joined Aug 9, 2009
51 points
Dec 15, 2011
this thread delivers, just sayin' S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
24 points
Dec 16, 2011
Long shot, but I really doubt you have boots/'pons for rent? Might be fun to drag my siblings up to Chicago for day or two while home in St. Louis for the holidays. Would also be my first ice of this warm-ass Northeast season! Matt Glue
From Boulder, CO
Joined Nov 19, 2008
106 points
Dec 16, 2011
Ice at SR
Matt Glue wrote:
Long shot, but I really doubt you have boots/'pons for rent? Might be fun to drag my siblings up to Chicago for day or two while home in St. Louis for the holidays. Would also be my first ice of this warm-ass Northeast season!


  • * Yes, we have all you need for rent(depends on sizes-not too small but cramps should go on most sturdy boots you have).

Keep checking here to see when we have ice again. Thanks
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Jan 1, 2012
Me in the cascades
lol this is great!!!

I used to live in Wisconsin so I know what it's like.
Danielyaris
From Salem, OR
Joined Jun 12, 2011
20 points
Jan 3, 2012
Ice at SR
Ice is flowing again but maybe not for long with the warm temps.
coming again!!! :(
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points


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