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By Juggler
Jan 17, 2014
Ice at SR
youtu.be/OwfR3sC9Nww

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By Andy Novak
From Golden, Co
Jan 17, 2014
Living the High Life.
You farmed some ice on a silo outside Chicago. You charge people money. You probably have fun. We get it.

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By A.Constantine
Jan 17, 2014
I follow this topic because I live in Chicago, and want to know when the upcoming ice climbing opportunities are, similar to how I follow the Colorado ice conditions topic, since I travel to CO often and want to know what the upcoming ice climbing opportunities are.

I don't follow this topic to learn that someone in CO doesn't care when upcoming Chicago area ice climbing opportunities are. I don't post in the CO topics when I don't want to climb. It's called the Midwest board for a reason. Please don't spam our board with what you "get". When I get an email that someone has replied to this thread, I expect it to be about climbing ice. Please get that.

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By Juggler
Jan 17, 2014
Ice at SR
A.Constantine wrote:
I follow this topic because I live in Chicago, and want to know when the upcoming ice climbing opportunities are, similar to how I follow the Colorado ice conditions topic, since I travel to CO often and want to know what the upcoming ice climbing opportunities are. I don't follow this topic to learn that someone in CO doesn't care when upcoming Chicago area ice climbing opportunities are. I don't post in the CO topics when I don't want to climb. It's called the Midwest board for a reason. Please don't spam our board with what you "get". When I get an email that someone has replied to this thread, I expect it to be about climbing ice. Please get that.


Thank you! Just Sayin.... BTW we are climbing this coming Sunday at 10 AM. Join us if you can

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By Juggler
Jan 20, 2014
Ice at SR
UPDATE: Climbing at the silo Tues(tomorrow) at 1 PM if anyone wants to join us. Please post up[ or PM if you can make it....

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By Juggler
Jan 21, 2014
Ice at SR
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
Is chili-fest Wednesday cancelled? Or in addition to a Tues. climb?


IT IS STILL ON-

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By VA GUIDES
Jan 29, 2014
Climbing silo TONIGHT at 7 PM, come join us if you can! NEW Virgin ice is ready to be pounded!

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By Juggler
Feb 12, 2014
Ice at SR
Full Moon Climbing TONIGHT!

6:30 start, bring a dish to pass if you can. $25 each pass fee


Moon
Moon

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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 12, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
No, let's call this the 'Valentines Day full moon outing'. Bring your date out for a fun romantic evening under the full moon, with clear skies, 'warmer' temps in the 20's for once, some climbing fun and food, romantic music playing, and even some wicked ice climbs if you choose. Don't wait for Friday the 14th , surprise her and do it tonight!!

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By Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Feb 12, 2014
At the BRC
A.Constantine wrote:
I follow this topic because I live in Chicago, and want to know when the upcoming ice climbing opportunities are, similar to how I follow the Colorado ice conditions topic, since I travel to CO often and want to know what the upcoming ice climbing opportunities are. I don't follow this topic to learn that someone in CO doesn't care when upcoming Chicago area ice climbing opportunities are. I don't post in the CO topics when I don't want to climb. It's called the Midwest board for a reason. Please don't spam our board with what you "get". When I get an email that someone has replied to this thread, I expect it to be about climbing ice. Please get that.


It's one thing to strap sharp objects to all 4 extremities and whack around at vertical ice in the midwestern darkness, but the intense suffering caused by an unwanted email is unbearable. Please, let there be an online support group!

If this is a commercial operation, maybe Juggler should kick in for an ad on MP?

Are you sure this is "your board"?

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By Juggler
Feb 12, 2014
Ice at SR
Mark E Dixon wrote:
It's one thing to strap sharp objects to all 4 extremities and whack around at vertical ice in the midwestern darkness, but the intense suffering caused by an unwanted email(really NOT since I get notified) is unbearable(I love having my notifications turned on). Please, let there be an online support ice climbing group! If this is a commercial operation, maybe Juggler should kick in for an ad on MP? Are you sure this is "your board"?


What you are saying is EXACTLY why we are only bumping this thread in the Midwest forum.... so....turn off your notification setting... :)

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By Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Feb 12, 2014
At the BRC
Juggler wrote:
What you are saying is EXACTLY why we are only bumping this thread in the Midwest forum.... so....turn off your notification setting... :)


Still goes to the front page.

I think your implementation of ice farming looks great and I'm sure folks enjoy it.
But you must expect to get some grief with 7 pages basically just promoting your business?

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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 12, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
As far as I've been told, it's not a 'business', it's a club per se, of local interested climbers who enjoy ice, and fork over a couple bucks to help defray expenses of putting this all together for the season, and often supplying gear for first timers from our own supply. Last weekend's "Ice Fest", our first attempt, cost at least 150 bucks to get the whole driveway and some parking plowed out for guests. It's wind swept farm area, off a back road that is gravel full of potholes. Nobody making a profit here so far this season. Kinda like the old 'Ice pit' membership where those private members kept the place in shape, plowed lots, and operating for several years.

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By Juggler
Feb 13, 2014
Ice at SR
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
As far as I've been told, it's not a 'business', it's a club per se, of local interested climbers who enjoy ice, and fork over a couple bucks to help defray expenses of putting this all together for the season, and often supplying gear for first timers from our own supply. Last weekend's "Ice Fest", our first attempt, cost at least 150 bucks to get the whole driveway and some parking plowed out for guests. It's wind swept farm area, off a back road that is gravel full of potholes. Nobody making a profit here so far this season. Kinda like the old 'Ice pit' membership where those private members kept the place in shape, plowed lots, and operating for several years.



DITTO.... so lay off

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By Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Feb 13, 2014
At the BRC
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
As far as I've been told, it's not a 'business', it's a club per se, of local interested climbers who enjoy ice, and fork over a couple bucks to help defray expenses of putting this all together for the season, and often supplying gear for first timers from our own supply. Last weekend's "Ice Fest", our first attempt, cost at least 150 bucks to get the whole driveway and some parking plowed out for guests. It's wind swept farm area, off a back road that is gravel full of potholes. Nobody making a profit here so far this season. Kinda like the old 'Ice pit' membership where those private members kept the place in shape, plowed lots, and operating for several years.


Fair enough. Have fun!

I have to admit I enjoy the pictures once in a while.

But it ain't A. Constantine's board. If it was me and out-of-towners wanted to make the occasional comment, I'd try to overcome the hardship thereof.

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By Juggler
Feb 18, 2014
Ice at SR
NO ice at SRSP this wknd after heavy rains? We should still have Nice Ice at the silo....come out and climb while the ice is still here!

CLIMBING WED. NIGHT- 2/19 PLEASE LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING OUT and This weekend - just let us know when

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By Juggler
Feb 20, 2014
Ice at SR
Open Climbing starting at 1 PM Sat. 2/22 at silo. Join us and let us know if you are joining us! 708-341-3255

Ice is still in great shape after the rain:


good ice
good ice





great ice
great ice

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By Juggler
Feb 28, 2014
Ice at SR
Open Climbing:

This coming Sat. and Sunday(3/1 and 3/2) Starting at around Noon each day.

Great Ice and no long drive in the snow! Call to confirm your attendance- 708-341-3255- Joel


Sweet Ice!
Sweet Ice!

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By Juggler
Mar 1, 2014
Ice at SR
OK, Midwest Ice Climbers: HOW ABOUT A PRIVATE CLINIC AT THE SILO on the ice FOR 6 HRS WITH WILL GADD??!!

Next Sat. March 8 from 9 AM-3 PM we are presenting WILL GADD! Here is what Will says about his speaking:

"I present to small and large audiences all over the world. Sometimes the audience and I are all in suits, sometimes it’s all about pure entertainment. I share my adventures and the lessons I’ve learned while taking risks that many would view as “crazy.” No two presentations are the same; the first thing I do when someone asks me what my presentations are about is ask him or her questions: what’s important, what risk and reward means to them personally and to the group they represent, and why they called me. I then build my presentation to fit their need. Within that are usually some common themes:

Risk and Reward: understanding the most basic equation of every new situation. I offer tools I’ve learned through survival in some incredibly difficult situations.

The positive power of negative thinking: why thinking positive thoughts is nowhere near enough to build real confidence and success. How to turn a great idea into reality.

Motivation: Why will a climber risk his or her life for nothing more than the opportunity to stand in a cold, lonely and dangerous place? Because he wants to. I don’t think people need more motivation, they need passion and desire, they need to want “it.” What is “it?”

The cost will be $125/person. Pizza Lunch is $5. or bring your own...

PLEASE POST UP IF YOU CAN ATTEND SO WE CAN LOCK IN THE PLANS. Limit is 10 so it will fill up fast! A deposit of $50 will be required, payable to Joel at Pay Pal or CC over the phone. 708-341-3255

Location: Frankfort, IL South of Chicago

Thanks to Tony and the CMC for helping arrange this. Will Gadd is speaking that night at the annual CMC meeting so go to that also, if you can.


Will
Will




Gadd
Gadd

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By Juggler
Mar 9, 2014
Ice at SR
southtownstar.suntimes.com/new...



Gadd Clinic at ice silo
Gadd Clinic at ice silo

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By Woodchuck ATC
Mar 9, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Will was pretty impressed with this home made ice tower,,met his approval and he heavily suggested to climbers in general that they can hone' their ice skills, technique, screw placement practice, and much more very well on ice like this. Very glad he was able to come out and enjoy a day here. Hope all those MP haters out there can accept his vote of confidence.
Pics attached come from the SouthtownStar article as posted online.

warming hut between climbs
warming hut between climbs



Will Gadd ice climbing seminar at Nice Ice, March 8th, 2014
Will Gadd ice climbing seminar at Nice Ice, March 8th, 2014

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By Juggler
Mar 10, 2014
Ice at SR
Great temps today at almost 60 degrees.... made for some fun climbing in shorts and Hawaiian shirts!


Fun
Fun





Fun1
Fun1


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Mark
Mark


Mark P
Mark P

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By Woodchuck ATC
Mar 11, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Don't know if MP site has been down for hours, I've not been able to upload this since late last night.
We had a fabulous day of 50's, shorts were again in fashion. Now a big winter storm of up to 8 to 12 inches of snow may come in tonight. So our ice is gonna be there for quite some time yet, well past this coming weekend. Always welcome to come out and enjoy. Morph'n Power ranger climber it seems in the pics attached. Fun times, maybe a left over Mardi Gras sprit yet.

Team Shorts, 2014
Team Shorts, 2014



Power Ranger or someone who got lost from their luge sled and track?
Power Ranger or someone who got lost from their luge sled and track?

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By Juggler
Mar 11, 2014
Ice at SR
Woodchuck... can u post a couple of me climbing? Thanks!

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By Woodchuck ATC
Mar 12, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
I did,,not sure where they are....other link maybe..forgot what page I put them on as you have so many going.

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