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By Juggler
Dec 26, 2013
Ice at SR

Full Moon climbing NIGHTS! 2 nights to climb!


Wednesday, January 15, 2014 AND Jan. 16
Time: 7:00pm

Where:
at silo

Open climbing under the full moon and silo lights.
Jan. 15 and 16th. Starts at 7 PM each night. Bring a dish to pass.... $20 each plus rentals, if needed.



moon1
moon1


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By Juggler
Jan 4, 2014
Ice at SR

Getting fat ice!


Silo ice-
Silo ice-


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 4, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Great day,,,we should have had many more out here!!! Snowing very heavily already at 9PM...deep cold coming in for 72 hours.

it's not thaaat steep..
it's not thaaat steep..



the whole silo with flag in the stiff wind.
the whole silo with flag in the stiff wind.


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By Juggler
Jan 4, 2014
Ice at SR

Woodchuck ATC wrote:
Great day,,,we should have had many more out here!!! Snowing very heavily already at 9PM...deep cold coming in for 72 hours.



Overhanging! yes!


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By Juggler
Jan 7, 2014
Ice at SR


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 10, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

One more midwest post, urging you folks not to go damage up the melting ice at SRSP. Let if form up again, wait for the refreeze. Save the long drive from Chicago, come down instead to our ice silo on Sunday to climb all you want. We don't care how messed up and busted our ice gets...cuz we can refreeze it with a controlled water flow with cold temps again, faster than nature gives us a filled in waterfall at SRSP. Climb Sunday, the 12th. Promise you can leave early enough to get home and watch the Golden Globes award show by 8PM. see 'ya. !!!


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By Juggler
Jan 11, 2014
Ice at SR

Woodchuck ATC wrote:
One more midwest post, urging you folks not to go damage up the melting ice at SRSP. Let if form up again, wait for the refreeze. Save the long drive from Chicago, come down instead to our ice silo on Sunday to climb all you want. We don't care how messed up and busted our ice gets...cuz we can refreeze it with a controlled water flow with cold temps again, faster than nature gives us a filled in waterfall at SRSP. Climb Sunday, the 12th. Promise you can leave early enough to get home and watch the Golden Globes award show by 8PM. see 'ya. !!!


screw the Globes....


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 12, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

WhooHoo!!!! Rockin' night of ice climbs. Girls night out! Rookies on ice, Chicks with Pics' if I can borrow their phrase tonight. Angela, Rose and Molly kicked ice in ill fittig boots but still got to the top. Nice effort from all! Pics below,,sorry I can't identify who is which one. (No, the one girl is not Tori Allen, but looks like her). Ice held up just great through our 2 heavy rain days. We're looking good to freeze up more again next week in the upcoming cold spell.

Kicking ice
Kicking ice


Great night for ice climbing!
Great night for ice climbing!


Great form for a first time climber.
Great form for a first time climber.


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By Juggler
Jan 12, 2014
Ice at SR

Honor the Order of the Pink Flamingo!


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 28, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

For those who don't live in the Midwest, if you are lucky enough to have all the ice you need and don't like this post, well we envy you for sure.. Just saying this today: We are so out of the norm with our ice silo for the Chicago area, that the Chicago Fox TV news weather girl posted up a pic twice this AM on the news. {3 years ago we had one of their reporters out here climbing the ice on live satellite feed} Fox asked the question 'what do you do in this deep cold', and chose our ice silo as quite novel from their point of view. A 10 second blurb in her weather photos of the day. Not only do we hope it encourages people, I'm sure it will stun people around here to see this. They are for the most part, NOT outdoor loving and adventure sports kind of people in this busy city. We look like strange foul weather freaks I'm sure to most.
It's near 20 below here, record cold for this date once again, with wind chills near minus 40. Minus 27 is the worst it's ever been in Chicago, several decades ago. (Besides the record huge snowfalls, blizzards and storms of '67, '78 and '79). We are still building more ice for the weeks ahead. It is something quite different for those city minded folks of Chicago. Thus the interest by news media here.


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 31, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Just one update to these posts for weekend,,as most are off to climb at Muenising. Nobody here for our ice this weekend, closed. Next weekend the 7-8-9th there should be an 'ice fest' here at the silo. Check in by Monday to Juggler for details .


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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 11, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Full moon climbing on Wed. night, the 12th, about 6:30PM under the lights. Be there, the temps should be in lower 20's for once instead of below zero tomorrow.


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By george wilkey
From travelers rest sc
Feb 11, 2014
me

anybody living within a few hours should not miss out on climbing at the ice silo. I was there for the 1st annual Illinois ice fest and had a blast!

me on the silo
me on the silo


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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 11, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

So how fast was the drive home to SC? Under 12 hours? I'd need two days for sure at least. Thanks again for coming out to join in the fun.


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By Juggler
Feb 11, 2014
Ice at SR

george wilkey wrote:
anybody living within a few hours should not miss out on climbing at the ice silo. I was there for the 1st annual Illinois ice fest and had a blast!



Thanks George!


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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 12, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Great full moon, cloudless most of night, no wind, it was fabulous out there. First time climber, 11 yr. old Madeline, was beating ice with those little X-monsters all night long. Thanks to all who came out.

Father and daughter both going for the summit.
Father and daughter both going for the summit.



wacky group photo tonight...
wacky group photo tonight...


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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 15, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Most of the regulars are off somewhere else this weekend,,anyone want to climb later this afternooon or tomorrow, just leave a note here or PM, or call soon,,cuz I need a belay and want to ride the ice by 3PM or so.


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By Juggler
Feb 25, 2014
Ice at SR

Join the conversation here.....

https://www.facebook.com/IceCimbingMidwest


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By Woodchuck ATC
Mar 8, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Wonderful day at the silo, with guest ice clinic instructor Will Gadd hosting a great group of climbers. He loved our unique ice efforts out in the middle of nowhere, IL.! Thanks to all the CMC members who signed up for the clinic, and for all those who helped make this a fun day of ice. Couple pics posted below of Will with clinic participants.

latest ice dancing moves taught today!
latest ice dancing moves taught today!



great group of attentive climbers today
great group of attentive climbers today



Thanks to all who came to climb today.
Thanks to all who came to climb today.


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By Woodchuck ATC
Mar 11, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Just 2 days later, temps in 50', sunny, and climbing in shorts. Juggler pics on a couple routes. Back to snowy weather and big storms tonight,with up to 8+ inches of snow due. Next climbing day is Saturday the 15th. Be there!! It's gonna melt out in a few weeks I'm sure.

juggler
juggler


using all that skill he got from Will Gadd clinic on Saturday
using all that skill he got from Will Gadd clinic on Saturday


on ice Monday
on ice Monday


juggler goes up in shorts
juggler goes up in shorts


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