Longs tomorrow 1/26

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Longs tomorrow 1/26

Post by Micaiah » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:15 pm

I have an itch to hit Longs tomorrow. North Face or Keyhole. Early start. It's gonna be really cold...-8 for a high, wind chill -10 to -35. Steady pace and the right gear to handle conditions will be critical to avoid frostbite. Hunting a partner with the right temperament, experience, and clothing to enjoy a day out in the cold.
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Re: Longs tomorrow 1/26

Post by Grisel » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:09 pm

If you could do Thursday, I’d be interested. Will look forward to an update on conditions up there if you do go tomorrow
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Re: Longs tomorrow 1/26

Post by cottonmountaineering » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:33 pm

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Re: Longs tomorrow 1/26

Post by Micaiah » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:25 pm

cottonmountaineering wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:33 pm
Haha, beautiful
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Re: Longs tomorrow 1/26

Post by justiner » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:23 pm

Maybe Sunday. It's my last chance for a January tick. I bailed yesterday - too cold (high of 1).
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Post by Micaiah » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:45 pm

Hrmm, Sunday may be possible. We'll see what chores I can knock out before the weekend. Looks like no takers for tomorrow. Hitting some alpine ice with a shorter approach instead.
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Post by NathanRL » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:54 pm

Micaiah wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:45 pm
Hrmm, Sunday may be possible. We'll see what chores I can knock out before the weekend. Looks like no takers for tomorrow. Hitting some alpine ice with a shorter approach instead.
justiner wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:23 pm
Maybe Sunday. It's my last chance for a January tick. I bailed yesterday - too cold (high of 1).
I'd love to join you guys Sunday. What route do you have in mind, Justin? I know you're working on the Longs Peak Project—are you going for something unique while the snow is at low tide?
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Post by Plugugly » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:08 am

NathanRL wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:54 pm
Micaiah wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:45 pm
Hrmm, Sunday may be possible. We'll see what chores I can knock out before the weekend. Looks like no takers for tomorrow. Hitting some alpine ice with a shorter approach instead.
justiner wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:23 pm
Maybe Sunday. It's my last chance for a January tick. I bailed yesterday - too cold (high of 1).
I'd love to join you guys Sunday. What route do you have in mind, Justin? I know you're working on the Longs Peak Project—are you going for something unique while the snow is at low tide?
I could be up for Sunday.
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Re: Longs tomorrow 1/26

Post by justiner » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:40 am

I was just going to do Keyhole - January is a very tough time on the bike - just cold all the way, so something easy for January can be nice - I sorta need a gimme for this month. If the conditions cooperate, NW Gully is also an option. All the other routes I'd like to do in the coming months are mostly snow climbs, and it just doesn't seem like there's enough snow now to make them in conditions (and maybe it's time I buy actual mountaineering boots? :lol: ). Feb could be Keplingers if the avy level is low.
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Post by CaptCO » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:44 am

justiner wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:40 am
I was just going to do Keyhole - January is a very tough time on the bike - just cold all the way, so something easy for January can be nice - I sorta need a gimme for this month. If the conditions cooperate, NW Gully is also an option. All the other routes I'd like to do in the coming months are mostly snow climbs, and it just doesn't seem like there's enough snow now to make them in conditions (and maybe it's time I buy actual mountaineering boots? :lol: ). Feb could be Keplingers if the avy level is low.
You soloing cables again this winter?
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Re: Longs tomorrow 1/26

Post by justiner » Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:40 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:44 am
You soloing cables again this winter?
I did Cables for my December tick, although it was before the magical Winter date. Depending (my availability, conditions), I'd be down to do it again.
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Post by TomPierce » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:48 pm

justiner wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:40 am
I was just going to do Keyhole - January is a very tough time on the bike - just cold all the way, so something easy for January can be nice - I sorta need a gimme for this month. If the conditions cooperate, NW Gully is also an option. All the other routes I'd like to do in the coming months are mostly snow climbs, and it just doesn't seem like there's enough snow now to make them in conditions (and maybe it's time I buy actual mountaineering boots? :lol: ). Feb could be Keplingers if the avy level is low.
NW Couloir/Gully is an excellent winter route, I did it in January years ago. It'd be sporty solo, we did the 5th class option w/ a short rope, but solo I'd probably opt for the tunnel. Watch the wind on the upper ridge, big air there (West Face) if you're knocked off your feet.

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