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By Kevinmurray
Oct 27, 2013
Rather the kids than the dumb ass barking dogs. Put a nipple in a babies mouth and they get real quiet,come to think of it so do I.

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By Greg D
From Here
Oct 27, 2013
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W. <br />
Cool. Screaming kids vs barking dog thread. Lets roll with it.

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By Buff Johnson
Oct 27, 2013
smiley face
so it was basically a typical weekend day at Turkey

Is the Quill in yet? I need to tr some ice

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By Kevinmurray
Oct 27, 2013
Unfortunately that's the way it goes,a great area gets so popular you have a hard time wanting to go there. I remember when you could go there anytime and be alone or only have 2-3 other people,not parties, there.

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By clay meier
Oct 27, 2013
Thats Me
Kevinmurray wrote:
I remember when you could go there anytime and be alone or only have 2-3 other people,not parties, there.



Did you have to walk uphill both ways to get there?

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By Kevinmurray
Oct 28, 2013
No but it does take a while to remember that far back.

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By climbmamaclimb
Oct 28, 2013
Wonder if this Dude will give a public service announcement?

14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php...

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By doligo
Oct 28, 2013
Jose Cuervo Fruitcups dirtbag style
climbmamaclimb wrote:
Wonder if this Dude will give a public service announcement?


Wow, I hope people in the Front Range and 14ers.com talk some sense into this guy. I understand, Lincoln Falls is kind of a shit show anyway, but bringing 30 or so novices to hack away at newly formed ice sets a bad precedent. If he's reading it: early season ice is not very beginner-friendly, it's brittle and hard. The best time to introduce someone to ice climbing is spring, ice is plastic, temps are warm and days are longer (very conducive to hanging out at the base if you really have to).

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By Buff Johnson
Oct 28, 2013
smiley face
it's all about the top-rope, get some or git scarred

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By Rick Blair
From Denver
Oct 28, 2013
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I think it works quite well, depending on rope thickness and sheath quality, it belays very smooth.  Great to lower with.  You gotta love over engineering.  $3 at a gear swap!
So who's weekend got ruined at Turkey Perch?

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By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Oct 28, 2013
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"So who's weekend got ruined at Turkey Perch?"


The one in the background totally out of focus.

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By Monty
From Golden, CO
Oct 28, 2013
Just a teaser
My weekend would have been great if that always crowded turkey perch wasn't so damned crowded!

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By Yonkonian
From Fort Collins, CO
Oct 28, 2013
Me
I just wanted to say thanks to Jason for at least letting everyone know about the impending shit show. I was originally planning on going to Turkey Rocks yesterday and due to reading this thread went to Cynical Pinnacle and had an uber-kickass relatively crowd-free day.

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By Yonkonian
From Fort Collins, CO
Oct 28, 2013
Me
Oh yeah...That assclown on 14ers? F that guy. He should take all the highland ranch gumbies to Ouray.

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By Aboynamedmargrette
From Niwot, Colorado
Oct 28, 2013
As one of the gumbies that is/was enthusiastic to be a part of this trip, I can say the OP and I (originally PM'ing on Facebook) didn't realize it was going to turn out to be such a popular idea. I think we made a bad call to put it up on a public forum and have decided to cancel based on the amount of hard feelings it's generating.

Sorry for the trouble this caused.

I'm still REALLY excited to get into ice climbing and hope to see many of you out there one day. Along the lines of noobs like me trying it out...not all folks are lucky enough (like I have been) to know 'experienced' ice folk that are willing to share their knowledge. Ouray and LC sound like great options, but I wouldn't have the balls to just get after it myself...I suspect this may be why the 14ers.com thing took off like it did. Everyone was a gumby at some point...I'd ask that you keep that in mind and try to go easy on us.

Cheers!
Sam

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Oct 28, 2013
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.
Thanks for staying away from Shelf, bitches!

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By The Blueprint Part Dank
From FEMA Region VIII
Oct 28, 2013
Peyton Reacts to Joan Lee
Aboynamedmargrette wrote:
As one of the gumbies that is/was enthusiastic to be a part of this trip, I can say the OP and I (originally PM'ing on Facebook) didn't realize it was going to turn out to be such a popular idea. I think we made a bad call to put it up on a public forum and have decided to cancel based on the amount of hard feelings it's generating. Sorry for the trouble this caused. I'm still REALLY excited to get into ice climbing and hope to see many of you out there one day. Along the lines of noobs like me trying it out...not all folks are lucky enough (like I have been) to know 'experienced' ice folk that are willing to share their knowledge. Ouray and LC sound like great options, but I wouldn't have the balls to just get after it myself...I suspect this may be why the 14ers.com thing took off like it did. Everyone was a gumby at some point...I'd ask that you keep that in mind and try to go easy on us. Cheers! Sam



Wow, that's some real humility there. Thank you and the event organizer for reconsidering, I agree with Paul B on the Turkey Rocks thing. Having 30 people go to a granite crag isn't going to do more than inconvenience a few folk's weekend plans. Running a train on an ice crag is a totally different story. Lincoln Falls just gets beat to hell as is, and every person who gets on a route there further degrades it for future climbs, eventually creating a dangerous experience for everyone.

If you're interested in getting out on some ice, send me a PM, I'd be down to take you out and show you the ropes. Again, your humility on this subject is awfully endearing, and I'd have no issues bringing you along on an ice jaunt (as long as you know how to lead belay)

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By Buff Johnson
Oct 28, 2013
smiley face
so is lincoln in yet?

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By Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 28, 2013
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of Twist of Fate, Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />photo: Blake McCord
Aboynamedmargrette wrote:
Everyone was a gumby at some point.

+1

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By Russ Walling
From www.FishProducts.com
Oct 28, 2013
Russ
Does anyone have the number for Rock and Resole handy?

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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Oct 28, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
yes.

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By doligo
Oct 29, 2013
Jose Cuervo Fruitcups dirtbag style
Hi, Sam. I'm with the Blueprint here, I'll take you out climbing if you ever make it to Ouray this winter (just PM me). My main objection was that it's early season ice and it's a really big group of novices. It takes a bit of a practice to make your tools swing precisely where you want them. Beginners usually swing aimlessly all over the ice and break away huge chunks of ice, sometimes those chunks of ice fall down, sometimes they hang on until the next climber comes up and it dinner plates on them. If it gets really cold in a very short amount of time, those climbs may never rebuild, and you may have ruined it for many climbers for the rest of the season. Trust me, you'd be better off in a smaller group. It's not like rock climbing in a sense that it's not as efficient (takes longer to set up and transition between climbers especially if you're sharing gear), it could be dangerous to hang out at the base and could be dangerous to walk away from the group, plus it's cold (there is a reason ice formed there).

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By Alex Banas
From CO
Oct 29, 2013
Also remember last year when the pillars fell down with quite a few people around? Not the best place for a few or quite a few of people to be chillin.

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By Aboynamedmargrette
From Niwot, Colorado
Oct 30, 2013
Blueprint and doligo,

Thanks guys. Like I said, I've been lucky to have folks out there that are willing to take me up and show me the ropes. I'm hoping to get out to Ouray AND LC this season and am down to head into RMNP or anywhere else good starter ice might be. I'll make sure to hit you guys up.

Cheers!
Sam

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