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Mar 3, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Great pics,,deja vu Zack ! Back in about 85 in late March meltdown, we started lead on backside and got to about same spot, then chopped a hole to the front(long rectangle space in pic), then came out front, face to face into the flowing water pouring down the falls, pounded in a quick fat Snarg, then a few feet more and a solid screw, and up the finish. Was one of the most fun leads I ever did at SRSP under wicked conditions...and we didn't have classy nice tools back then either!!! Looks like you made the most of a great day,,,post up any other great pics of the climb!

Rock Climbing Photo: through the 'window' and lead out in waterfall to ...
through the 'window' and lead out in waterfall to the top.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
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Mar 4, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Cleo's Needle SW Dihedral
Looks like a pretty epic climb... I might have to get down there for the big melt! Zach Parsons
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Mar 4, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering at Ravenheugh.  Simply glorious.  Alist...
Bill Lenz on Wildcat- 30 years ago!

Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Lenze SRSP Feb 1984
Bill Lenze SRSP Feb 1984
Leo Hski
Joined Nov 13, 2006
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Mar 4, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering at Ravenheugh.  Simply glorious.  Alist...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Lenze leading Wildcat- Feb 1984
Bill Lenze leading Wildcat- Feb 1984
Leo Hski
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Mar 4, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering at Ravenheugh.  Simply glorious.  Alist...
Sangdahl staying warm- "courage in our rucsacs" as Jim Bridwell once wrote....
Rock Climbing Photo: It was a cold winter...
It was a cold winter...
Leo Hski
Joined Nov 13, 2006
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Mar 4, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Leo Hski wrote:
Bill Lenz on Wildcat- 30 years ago!


You sure that's Wildcat? Looks like the 'Snake' over in Tonti from the formation,,don't see the ledges to the right that make up Wildcat. Snake'(or Fang as noob's call it) is waay more wicked a climb.
Woodchuck ATC
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Mar 4, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering at Ravenheugh.  Simply glorious.  Alist...
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
You sure that's Wildcat? Looks like the 'Snake' over in Tonti from the formation,,don't see the ledges to the right that make up Wildcat. Snake'(or Fang as noob's call it) is waay more wicked a climb.


You're probably correct- the two formations (the ones Bill and Steve were on) were right across from each other.
Leo Hski
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Mar 4, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: The Coroner @ The Mourge.
Ice at Tonti was awesome Sunday.
Kyle went for the advanced move

Rock Climbing Photo: kyle trying the advanced moves
kyle trying the advanced moves
marcin1
Joined May 23, 2013
96 points
Mar 5, 2014
I have an excellent opportunity for ice climbers. I am a reporter with channel 8 in the Quad Cities. So you know this is legit, here is the link to my page: wqad.com/author/wqadshanesimmo... ... We want to go to Starved Rock State park and film, interview ice climbers this Friday March 7 before the ice melts. PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL at 765-437-4554. This is going to be a great story... We just need some climbers! Shane Simmons
Joined Mar 5, 2014
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Mar 5, 2014
the snake
Rock Climbing Photo: leading the snake, or what some call, the fang.  2...
leading the snake, or what some call, the fang. 2011 climb the overhang directly, do not go around the edges.
2011
John Hein
Joined Jan 14, 2014
68 points
Mar 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: leading the back / right edge of tonte  2011
leading the back / right edge of tonte 2011
John Hein
Joined Jan 14, 2014
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Mar 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: hi
John, Was this recent? And not sure if that is the fang or the snake... jon jugenheimer
From Madison
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Mar 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: left edge of tonte 2- 21-14
left edge of tonte 2- 21-14
John Hein
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Mar 5, 2014
the over hang route,(my first photo) is across from tonte, 2011,
the right edge route, (my 2nd photo) is tonte, the same day, and the third photo is tonte a few weeks ago.
John Hein
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Mar 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice at SR
Great climbing at SRSP today... dripping and soft...



Rock Climbing Photo: WCat
WCat
Juggler
Joined Sep 20, 2009
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Mar 5, 2014
we went to Munising last weekend, here is a shot from that trip
Rock Climbing Photo: ampitheater, Grand Island 3-1-14
ampitheater, Grand Island 3-1-14
John Hein
Joined Jan 14, 2014
68 points
Mar 5, 2014
Dmetri, leading the "Near Left Side" we had six inches of snow on us this day
Rock Climbing Photo: Dmetri leading Tonte 2- 27- 14
Dmetri leading Tonte 2- 27- 14
John Hein
Joined Jan 14, 2014
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Mar 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice at SR
John Hein wrote:
we went to Munising last weekend, here is a shot from that trip



hmmmm....SRSP thread? ;)
Juggler
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Mar 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
John Hein wrote:


This one looks like the main falls, (right side of canyon) in Tonti. That's the Mongoose'. The left side falls, which often dont' form all the way, is the Snake', or some call the Fang. To clarify for all those who get confused, the Snake and the Mongoose were nicknames for famous drag race drivers of the 70's. The names got labeled to the climbs on the first known climbs of those formations, back in about 80- 81'.
Both pics look like the main ice falls,'Mongoose', due to the amount of overhanging rock attached to top of ice, and a 'backside' to start up and move around to finish. The Snake is pretty much free standing, with very little rock attached at the top, unless a wide curtain forms across it. The base of it is usually a big tall cauliflower pile for like 30 ft, then 50plus of the very vertical and often scary thin connection to the top. I've not been down there yet this winter to see the Tonti ice. Are BOTH of them formed, or did you climb only on the main falls at back, right side of canyon? The left one, the Snake, forms from a highway runoff stream and often is only hanging down 15 ft with no formation. How's it look there, one or both formed this week?
Woodchuck ATC
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Mar 5, 2014
do you see a spot to post for munising? I felt, the Midwest, is close enough, but i am new to posting anything, so if I need directions, please feel free to help. John Hein
Joined Jan 14, 2014
68 points
Mar 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Leo Hski wrote:
Bill Lenz on Wildcat- 30 years ago!


Yup, that's the Snake, to the left in Tonti Canyon. I've got very similar pics from winter 84, and probably could almost come up with the date or week from my extensive ice records of every climb and every outing I've taken there for over 35 years. Looks like a formation from that winter for sure.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
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Mar 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: as you can see, I did not start in the easy sectio...
as you can see, I did not start in the easy section,(califlower) took the most verticle ice, on the left side of the Fang" and took it to the roof 2011
John Hein
Joined Jan 14, 2014
68 points
Mar 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: mid section
mid section
John Hein
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Mar 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: attempting the roof
attempting the roof
John Hein
Joined Jan 14, 2014
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Mar 5, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: atc, as you can see, the fang had a long way to go
atc, as you can see, the fang had a long way to go
John Hein
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