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Jan 15, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: sweet belay on El Cap Spire, Salathe Wall El Capit...
Rock Climbing Photo: ice worms?
ice worms?



does anyone know what these ice things are? why they happen? I see them around the SE all the time...they are all around the boulders at rocktown
ParkerKempf
From atlanta, GA
Joined Jul 16, 2011
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Jan 15, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Which way to the summit?
Needle ice Micah Lewkowitz
From Ridgway, CO
Joined Mar 4, 2009
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Jan 15, 2012
Also sometimes referred to as "pipkrake". Same idea, though. Wikipedia gives a good basic description: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_i...

I remember that this was pretty common in late autumn when I lived in New England. At this point in the year, the ground was damp and was not frozen yet, and the air was starting to get cold (below freezing) at night. It could sometimes get really thick.
JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
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Jan 16, 2012
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You'll find that all over the southern Appalachians. Scott O
From California
Joined Mar 30, 2010
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Jan 16, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Where? Wouldn't you like to know. You have to buy ...
Here is Kentucky last Christmas. Everything but the overhangs were covered in 1/8 inch ice.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice covered rock. Midnite Surf Wall-12/23/11
Ice covered rock. Midnite Surf Wall-12/23/11
PTZ
From Chicago/Colorado
Joined Jul 27, 2010
523 points
Jan 16, 2012
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PTZ wrote:
Here is Kentucky last Christmas. Everything but the overhangs were covered in 1/8 inch ice.


I think everyone knows what icicles look like.

Those ice worms are really interesting though!
David Appelhans
From Medford, MA
Joined Nov 11, 2007
350 points
Jan 16, 2012
Next time, why don't you watch your step! You totally went genocide on the ice worms with the giant foot print of yours. Gosh! DavidCallaway
From Wilmington, NC
Joined Jan 16, 2012
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Jan 17, 2012
I hear you can harvest them and add them to soups and stews. Fat-free, but not a significant source of protein. Gunkiemike
Joined Jul 29, 2009
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