Monday, January 17, 2005

Quick & Dirty

Saturday Rob, Jessica, Dave and myself climbed Quick & Dirty and then continued on up the gully to climb the upper falls (can't remember the name of it). It's worth the hike and i'm sure the others would agree with me. The first bit is steep and then angles back and becomes stepped to the top. Bottom peice is grade 4 and then levels off to grade 3 and is about 40 meters.


At 1/17/2005 07:35:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How brittle was the ice? I was up Cameron trying my best to impersonate a tourist attempting to cross country ski. I saw a black at bridalveil and figured it must be some poor soul looking to get frostbitten. I guess that first day you ever hit the ice has set such a low standard that you'll head out in any weather.

On another note, when are you planning on checking out the climbs at st. mary's? 

Posted by chris goble

At 1/18/2005 08:25:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ice was a little brittle on Saturday and once we got into the sun we convinced ourselves we were getting warm. However, any frostbite we had soon dissappeared while hiking up to the upper falls.
I keep telling you to forget the cross country/tele stuff and go A/T. It's good going up and twice as good coming down.
I havn't got any date set yet for St. Mary's but i'd like to get down there sometime in Feburary.
Got your tools sharpened?? 

Posted by Blair Piggot

At 1/18/2005 09:07:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I was all set to head up to Calgary today to pick up the tele package, and say hi to an old friend of the blonde bombshell persuasion. I did a last minute check of the prices and found out that tele gear is pretty expensive. I was hoping to only drop about 600 for a package, but just the ski's are that much! So I am really tempted to pick up a ticket to vegas instead.

My tools are sharpened, but my calfs and arms are dull. Funny, I tried taking a file to them and they didn't seem to sharpen up at all. 

Posted by chris goble

At 1/21/2005 11:58:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the pictures, Joe has put them up at LTV. I guess all the images on this page are making dial up slow. I changed the archive frequency to weekly to help that out. 

Posted by chris goble

At 1/22/2005 01:10:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know what the recent warm conditions and rain has done to climbs in Waterton? Has it been as devastating to climbs as to the sking conditions?

Was at Jensen's all day yesterday (Friday). The ice was big and fat, with some fun steep sections at the top. The ice, however, was very prone to dinnerplating (big ones!).....


Posted by Brad

At 1/23/2005 06:34:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blair and I were in Drywood on Saturday, and those climbs were falling apart in front of us. We then drove down to Quick and Dirty, and it was gone. Couldn't believe it. I took some pictures of it, and I'll post them in a short bit. We didn't drive over to Experts, but I would imagine it to be the same (gone).


Posted by Dave Stephens

At 1/23/2005 08:12:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't post the pictures here, so I put them on the LTV Board.  

Posted by Dave Stephens


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