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Mountaineering: Lincolns Throat Alpine Style Overnight (2d-1n) Advanced

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  • This is going to be a tentative winter overnight that will start with an ascent of Lincolns Throat (Ice Climbing) then commence with a hike to Mt Lafayette, then on to Mt Garfield with full condition winter overnight in between.

    I need to look into the details of this. I have one 3 person 4 season tent. I want as many who want to go, to go (up to 10 anyway) but am opening this up to 3 total at first. If you are one of the first 2 who respond AND you have a 4 season tent to bring, I will add people from the waitlist. If you are not one of the first 2 but you do have a tent, jump on the waitlist and I will bump you and as many more as your tent can handle. If you want to go but dont want to share your tent, thats fine too. Some people like privacy and thats perfectly acceptable.

    Personal Alpine bivy sacks are fine too if that's what you want to use.

    Ice climbing gear and knowledge of its use required.

    Check back for updates!

    Disclaimer: Participation in ice climbing involves significant risk of personal injury and death. No amount of skill, equipment and experience can make ice climbing safe.

    Waiver: Your participation in this event is completely voluntary and you waive all claims against the meetup, it's organizers or the members of this event should you become injured, disabled or deceased. You agree to climb within your level of skill, understanding and comfort and not knowingly jeopardize the safety of a fellow climber by attempting anything that is beyond your level of skill, understanding or comfort.

    NB: Lincolns Throat is subject to avalanche conditions if the snow accumulation is high enough. We will be roping up for all sections of the climb that call for it.

    NB: This is planned to be an Alpine Minimalist adventure. I want to keep it light and streamlined. This is not about slogging through the forests burdened with oversized, overpacked rucksacks. This is about Alpine Style!!!

    NB: We will likely need to car spot. You must be willing to be a car spotter if need be.

    NB: There is a 0 guest policy on this trip for a logistical reason; an ice climb is involved and gear and sufficient lead climbers are needed to accommodate. This means unexpected guests can, and most likely will, be turned away.

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  • Jay B.

    I can move this trip over to the 17th Men.. I can attend then. We can just do it as a day trip.. Likely need snow shoes.. FYI.. Let me know...

    February 6, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Let me know.. I will move things around if there is interest if James is not available first.. Friday I will be out of touch..FYI

    February 5, 2013

  • Tom S.

    Just throwing this idea out there... What about a one day ascent via Lincoln's throat and return on the Old Bridle Path. As a generous plan, I estimate a 7 mile, 12.5 Hour trip. Start at 7AM, summit Lincoln just after 2PM, summit Lafayette around 3:30, reach GLH by 4:30PM latest (Daylight Cutoff), and snack followed by the death march out, reach the cars by 7-7:30PM.

    Any experienced leaders still entertaining this idea in their head? From what I gather on the internet (and completely lacking experience) it is mostly a snowy-mountaineering endeavor, with one pitch of WI3, and use of snow protection (pickets???) is advised.

    Saturday 2/9 looks like a good day, with reasonable temps, low winds, and it looks like we will be sheltered from the wind until the ridge traverse.

    Anyone want to take charge and organize, or elaborate on what this entails?

    February 5, 2013

  • David F

    If people are still interested, I would like to propose an alternative date 2/9 - 2/10.

    February 4, 2013

  • James L.

    All - I have to "unhost" myself from this one. That does not mean that those of you who would still like to do it, shouldn't. I will leave the event up, but let me know if you all decide not to do it and I will take it down. Work project is taking priority for me at the moment.
    Best, Jim

    February 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I continue to see a ton of ice climbing events coming up and I really want to participate but I have never been ice climbing before and I don't have any equipment. Just rock climbing experience and equipment. Is there any way we could have an Intro to Ice Climbing session or something and do a small learning meet-up? Just an idea!

    November 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay cool. Do we have to pre-register to go to the ice fests and participate in the clinics?

      November 13, 2012

    • James L.

      You can go to the ice fests on your own or with us as a group. Contacting guides ahead of time is not a bad idea, but in many cases I've seen them sign people up in the morning for a clinic. I will see who os offering clinics, probably Sunrise Mountaineering, at Smuggs this week. You gave some time, but jump on one of the meetups. I have a feeling most in my Smuggs trip will do a clinic on Sat and then we might all team up for our own climbs on Sunday. Aside from that you can always call a guide service on your own, Synnott for example, and set up your own private or semi private instruction at your convenience. Then when you are hooked, and you will be, you can start thinking about the grand and a half you'll need for all the gear you are going to want! :-)

      November 13, 2012

  • James L.

    Folks - Although I did not open the guest list for RSVPs it never much matters as people show up with guests often and think this trip may have one guest already? Keep in mind, we need to coordinate lead climbers and have enough as well as gear (someone has to carry it !!!!!!!!) to get people up the climb, so I need to know if your intention is to bring a guest. I did not open the guest list, but like I said its inconsequential because people do it anyway and I have no control, but I do have control to say no extra people if they show up. Not because I dont want all to enjoy but because we need enough ice climb leaders and gear. If you are bringing an unexpected guest, be sure you or they can lead on WI3 ice and have the gear (that you will carry) to do it. Thank you for your understanding...! :-)

    November 13, 2012

  • Szymon

    I wont be around this weekend, have to skip this one, hope you guys still succeed.

    November 12, 2012

  • James L.

    Looks like most folks have tents, so I may just go with my bivy sack. If anyone needs tent accomodatuons, I can hold 2, but if no one needs them Im saving the space for other essentials like lead gear. Chime in if you need to...

    November 12, 2012

  • James L.

    When I say "Alpine Style" in this trip's context, I just mean I want to keep it light and minimalist. If we all want to bring personal bivy sacks that's fine with me. I just want to be able to move as efficiently and expeditiously as possible without unneeded weight.

    November 12, 2012

  • Vartika S.

    Cant get off on weekday.

    November 12, 2012


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