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May 13, 2013
banana banana banana
slow monday at work, so...

Whose got the high score for accumulated ticks you picked off yourself this weekend? I had 2 from ccc; surely someone else was less fortunate and had more.
Nathaniel K
From Littleton, CO
Joined May 31, 2012
170 points
May 13, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
The title of this thread is misleading: seems more like it's going to be about how many routes were ticked (who climbed the most routes). Not how many ticks were picked. I'm not disappointed though.

Tick pick pics please.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
May 13, 2013
banana banana banana
Jon, thanks for the feedback. I don't want to mislead anyone. I've changed the title of the thread to prevent any further confusion. Nathaniel K
From Littleton, CO
Joined May 31, 2012
170 points
May 13, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
haha thanks. One more request; there oughta be two awards: one for quantity and one for quality (like the size of tick). Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
May 13, 2013
Crap, all I had were Mesostigmata Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
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May 13, 2013
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I have never had a single Tick get on me that I know of. For that matter, I just saw my first one last week (on my partners camera bag). Other than that one, I've only seen them in photo's. Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,394 points
May 13, 2013
Locker you're lucky.

Didn't have any from climbing past weekend, but had one from trail running on Thursday.

Earlier this year at T-Wall I sat in a nest of them, though. Probably knocked 5 or 6 off before they bit. Didn't have any after that.
CraigS.
Joined Apr 30, 2012
18 points
May 13, 2013
Looking at a 5.7 crack with Nick
I had 14 at Devil's Lake Sunday, if that counts for anything. Josh Olson
From Durango, CO
Joined Mar 7, 2010
362 points
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May 13, 2013
A Very Not Snowy Christmas...
Locker wrote:
I have never had a single Tick get on me that I know of. For that matter, I just saw my first one last week (on my partners camera bag). Other than that one, I've only seen them in photo's.


Man you should come climb in CT! Enough ticks to make you vomit and they're all Lyme carriers. . . Last year after a 15 min hike and short bushwack I picked 15+ off me!!! So gross...
Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
8,420 points
May 13, 2013
Black Mtn.
We've been climbing in BoCan the past couple weeks and spotted them crawling on us. Unfortunately I had to pull one off that was attached to my daughter's head last week. Not a fun experience. Jezryl
Joined May 21, 2012
6 points
May 13, 2013
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
Discovered this one too late! Greg D
From Here
Joined Apr 5, 2006
960 points
May 14, 2013
Got 5 in Eldo on Friday and another 4 in BoCan on Sunday. Ick Kelly P
From The Bubble, CO
Joined Oct 31, 2011
13 points
May 14, 2013
Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. White...
Ahhh. Jez I bet that was fun lol. Ryan Kempf
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 26, 2011
348 points
May 14, 2013
Best 79 cents I've ever spent: tickkey.com/
Pick one of these up, and you'll never risk leaving a tick head embedded. And no, I don't have an interest in the company.
Jonny d
Joined Jan 7, 2011
6 points
May 14, 2013
banana banana banana
does anyone regularly apply deet and/or permethrin and notice a difference? Nathaniel K
From Littleton, CO
Joined May 31, 2012
170 points
May 15, 2013
DEET doesn't do anything for ticks, in my experience. Permetherin WORKS. I've never had a tick on me (or my partners, for that matter) when I've worn clothes sprayed with Permetherin---even in areas heavily known for ticks.

Now the stuff is pretty intense, so wear gloves when applying it to your clothes, spray them outside and let them dry overnight (outside.) It lasts for at least 6 weeks, which by then the 'tick season' is usually dying out anyways.
KDog
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