Rock season has started!!

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Rock season has started!!

Postby Dom » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:12 pm

Hibernation is over! http://www.yr.no/place/Canada/New_Brunswick/Welsford/long.html

Who else is motivated? :mrgreen:

Don't forget, this time of year-
-Hand warmers in the chalk bag is key
-extra hand warmers in your shoes while you're not climbing is good
-Sun is really good
-Shade, wind, snowmelt are bad
-friction is amazing right now!

A few of us were at Cedar point today and even though the sun didn't come out, it was great!

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So much rock, so little time
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Re: Rock season has started!!

Postby GKelly » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:13 pm

BOOM!
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Re: Rock season has started!!

Postby Stacey » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:37 am

I can't wait to send 'NB'...this RR trip is a great start to the rock-climbing season! I'm totally psyched for ROCK!!! Bring it!
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Re: Rock season has started!!

Postby Caldsy » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:22 pm

Hopefully heading out this weekend! Can't wait!
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Re: Rock season has started!!

Postby Dom » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:49 pm

Was out yesterday at Sunnyside and I'd say that 30% of the routes were dry. That was yesterday so with today's heat I'm optimist that it's now up to 60-70%. We only climbed 2 routes because it was grayish and windy (cold). Went bushwacking instead.

Today we went out to Cochrane lane and it was T-shirt weather on nice granite cracks. A lot of stuff was seeping but we managed to climb Reindeer land, leviathan, Sweet potato pie, About a rope and finished with a 2 pitch Painted black and that 5.4 pitch above it (Pink stripes on Grey canvas?) Aside from the odd hold, these routes were dry! Yep rock season has started!

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Caldsy wrote:Hopefully heading out this weekend! Can't wait!


I think a few of us are heading to Sunnyside Sunday :mrgreen:
So much rock, so little time
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Re: Rock season has started!!

Postby Dom » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:21 pm

looks like we're a solid month behind compared to the 2012 season.
So much rock, so little time
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Re: Rock season has started!!

Postby sam » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:19 pm

The never ending winter
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http://www.reddit.com/r/climbing/ - http://www.reddit.com/r/climbingvids/ - http://www.reddit.com/r/climbingporn/ (that last one isn't what you think it is)
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Re: Rock season has started!!

Postby Greg » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:44 am

I think 2012 was a bit of an anomaly.

This is more like it :)

Having said that I am looking forward to rock season starting. Lots of work to do at McQuirk!
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Re: Rock season has started!!

Postby austinconrad » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:41 pm

Sam and I climbed in Cl today :D We stuck to the cave area which was almost 100% dry. We climbed Leviathan which was completely dry. From the looks of things I would say there is certainly some other dry rock to be had but that could change from day to day. I was quite surprised to find dry rock after all the precipitation we had yesterday!
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Re: Rock season has started!!

Postby Stacey » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:42 am

Birthday Climbing had always been a traditional...though on hiatus from that tradition for the BIG 4-0 birthday yesterday....I'm excited to hear people were out!!! 8) :D
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Re: Rock season has started!!

Postby sam » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:49 am

Yeah, theres enough dry stuff to climb for sure and climbing cave area in the sun was awesome, the only caveat being the waist-deep snow on the trail up -- maybe it will have melted more by next weekend, but it might be worthwhile to bring snowshoes just in case if anyones planning on going out ;)
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