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By PTZ
From Chicago/Colorado
Jan 24, 2013
Where? Wouldn't you like to know. You have to buy me a beer, then I will tell you.
Mid twenties is the coldest we climbed rock. In the RRG so it was a real wet and bone chilling cold. Hot rocks and Tea are essential.We had a week of that and when it finally got above freezing the six foot death icicles start dropping. Scary.

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By Larry S
Jan 24, 2013
The wife and I road-trippin on the Connie.
Nick Zmyewski wrote:
I lead high exposure just after new years and it was about 15 degrees that day. So far that's the coldest I've climbed in.


I've been wanting to know what that top-out was like, saw your pictures of it in the snow.

To the OP - If it's above freezing, sunny, and calm, I'd consider certain climbing areas around me that are sheltered and have a good southern exposure. Below freezing, might go bouldering if it's sunny/calm. But really those conditions are rare, so most of the time i end up waiting till it's in the 40's, and just go snowboarding while it's cold.

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By Dom
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From New Brunswick Canada
Jan 24, 2013
Moby dick 5.11-


It was -10C (14F) on this February day two years ago.

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By ipaulsen
May 7, 2013
Check out this heated chalk bag that solves this very problem of having poor circulation to your hands, or on those cold or shaded days. The chalk bag has an integrated heating circuit that you can turn on and off when ever you want!... www.varmclimbing.com

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By EDGE
From Boulder, CO
May 7, 2013
Puffin, Newfoundland, Canada
ipaulsen wrote:
Check out this heated chalk bag that solves this very problem of having poor circulation to your hands, or on those cold or shaded days. The chalk bag has an integrated heating circuit that you can turn on and off when ever you want!... www.varmclimbing.com


Spamming this forum too?

There are better, cheaper ways to keep your hands warm than a 2 second dip in a bag.

www.handwarmers.com/id93.html

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By MRock
May 7, 2013
Split shin after 5.9+ R lead
Climbed in just below freezing, snow was spitting and the wind was brutal, thank god for softshells. Skiing however, been down to -15F, took one run to the bar. I rode my bike to class one time in 8F degree weather, that was the worst.

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By RobC2
May 7, 2013
This..
Festiglace 2006 -30 easily...
Festiglace...
Festiglace...

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By Josh Brown
May 7, 2013
i've climbed ice at 40 below before. Brutal and lots of shattered ice.
on the flip side i'm a fair weather rock climber and if it is much below 50 in the morning i'm not up for it.

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By ipaulsen
May 7, 2013
EDGE wrote:
Spamming this forum too? There are better, cheaper ways to keep your hands warm than a 2 second dip in a bag. www.handwarmers.com/id93.html


I like the idea of the direct contact of the hand warmer to your hand. However I feel that strapping the hand warmer to my hand feels kinda bulky(tried this method during development and testing of the Varm chalk bag). Honestly the whole reason I like to use the Varm chalk bag is so I don't have to use chemical hand warmers. Its hard to knock something unless you try it first.

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