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Jan 15, 2012
Ice at SR
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Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Jan 16, 2012
Ice at SR
Some climbs from today- MLK Day:
Nice Ice
Nice Ice



Very Nice Ice
Very Nice Ice
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
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Jan 17, 2012
Ice at SR
Lost a bit of ice but we are farming again and should have great ice by Friday- Come join us! Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
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Jan 19, 2012
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We have some Nice new Ice forming. Today and Friday should build it great for the weekend. Come Climb with us
New Ice
New Ice
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
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Jan 19, 2012
Ice at SR
Temp has dropped to 5 degrees and we are making Great ice!!! Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Jan 19, 2012
Juggler wrote:
We have some Nice new Ice forming. Today and Friday should build it great for the weekend. Come Climb with us

It's the leaning tower of ice! Or maybe the angle the pic was taken at is making it look that way.

All in all, looks fun.
Pete Spri
Joined Jun 1, 2009
138 points
Jan 20, 2012
Ice at SR
The ice forming great and we will be climbing Sat. afternoon and all day Sunday-
Great New ice
Great New ice




Nice Ice!
Nice Ice!
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Jan 20, 2012
Ouray
Do you guys let people lead this stuff? Mike Willig
Joined Jun 8, 2004
780 points
Jan 20, 2012
Ice at SR
Mike Willig wrote:
Do you guys let people lead this stuff?


yes, as it gets thicker leading is an option. You bring the gear and you should be good to go. Should be good this weekend.

Let us know when you want to come out and give it a go..... 708-341-3255: Joel
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Jan 20, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Mike Willig wrote:
Do you guys let people lead this stuff?


11cm screws most likely,,may not be deep enough yet for 17cm anywhere without punching through or hitting concrete. Depends on the quality of the freeze-up each time we have to restart between thaws.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,090 points
Jan 20, 2012
black nasty
i think what you all have is pretty cool!
considering where it is at... what a perfect
training ground for the real thingy.

if i was in chicago, i'd be there!
Cor
Joined Mar 6, 2006
1,175 points
Jan 21, 2012
Ice at SR
We are ice climbing this afternoon and into the evening- Hot tub too! Join Us! Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Jan 21, 2012
what do you guys use for a nozzle at the top. I have been playing around with some different types for my home ice wall, but havent found the perfect combo yet. Yours is looking good! Dill
From Strum, WI
Joined Jan 30, 2011
5 points
Jan 22, 2012
Ice at SR
Dill wrote:
what do you guys use for a nozzle at the top. I have been playing around with some different types for my home ice wall, but havent found the perfect combo yet. Yours is looking good!



We are using old garden hoses with small holes drilled in them...mostly. A misting nozzle helps too.

Pix from today and tonight under the lights

If you are not here climbing.... you are missing out BIGTIME!!


Dave
Dave



Top
Top




Ally
Ally


Lights r looking nice
Lights r looking nice


Light climb
Light climb
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Jan 22, 2012
That is looking pretty nice!! If I lived a little closer I would be there. Thanks for the info. Dill
From Strum, WI
Joined Jan 30, 2011
5 points
Jan 22, 2012
Ice at SR
Dill wrote:
That is looking pretty nice!! If I lived a little closer I would be there. Thanks for the info.


Come down and make an over night of it- we can put you up or maybe you could even camp at the silo....we can see. We also have some nice hotels nearby.
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Jan 22, 2012
Ice at SR
Check out our video shot when the ice was new and thin and no snow on the ground. Nice climbing though:

youtu.be/32uGqdzd73Q
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Jan 22, 2012
Now this is pretty wild!

Stick'n the fun back into FUN!

Lights r looking nice
Lights r looking nice
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
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Jan 22, 2012
Ryan Williams wrote:
I don't know why some people are being such dicks to the OP. Get a life. Speaking as someone who has lived in both climbing paradise and climbing hell (currently London), I'd sure go check this place out if it was all I had (and I don't even ice climb).



Word! Just sayin.
Some people are squatty little nozzles who feel closer to man size when they're able to take shots from afar.

Sweet outfit. You need a disco ball up there. . . that'd turn ya some profits! Shit, you be pumpin a disco ball, I rollin out der' maself!
Umph!
Joined Nov 8, 2004
277 points
Jan 23, 2012
Ice at SR
Umph! wrote:
Word! Just sayin. Some people are squatty little nozzles who feel closer to man size when they're able to take shots from afar. Sweet outfit. You need a disco ball up there. . . that'd turn ya some profits! Shit, you be pumpin a disco ball, I rollin out der' maself!



We have all the light- lasers, fog machine. Looking to have a night climbing jam soon. Just need some climbers to make the trip out
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Jan 23, 2012
Ice at SR
Climbers- join us this Wed. AM by 8 AM for Fox News who are coming out to do a couple of live segments on our Ice! Let us know if you can make it out to be a climber.... PM me for details and location Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
991 points
Jan 24, 2012
Ice at SR
Fox News shoot Wed. AM-- Ice still looks good and should have ice still for the weekend....


ice hanging in
ice hanging in
Juggler
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Jan 24, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
I've never climbed ice, but you can bet your ass I'd be there just to try that out if I was anywhere close. That's probably the coolest home setup I've ever seen. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
1,042 points
Jan 24, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Thanks MF' /;-) It's a real fun job. I've seen bigger ones done many years ago, but don't think they've kept up on the effort as much as we have here the last 2 winters. We peaked with last weekends conditions so far this season; hope to grow it bigger and better into Feb. if possible. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,090 points
Jan 25, 2012
me at the belay of bloody nose i believe
Looks awsome. Maybe I find some time to head up there in Feb.
Makes me miss my old outdoor 20' wall. Good job.
jay durbin
Joined Sep 13, 2010
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