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January Quandary IV

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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby JA_son27 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:02 pm

It was cool meeting everyone! MY first winter summit was a lot different than I expected, thanks for all the encouragement!
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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby JB99 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:11 pm

Would anyone who was on the West Ridge mind posting a few pics?
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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby Gueza » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:38 pm

JA_son27 wrote:It was cool meeting everyone! MY first winter summit was a lot different than I expected, thanks for all the encouragement!


Heres that pic of you
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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby crossfitter » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:04 pm

JB99 wrote:Would anyone who was on the West Ridge mind posting a few pics?


I'm working on the TR for it, I'll try to have it up later today
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- Being honest to yourself and others about your abilities is a characteristic of experienced climbers
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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby JB99 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:23 pm

Sweet, thanks Crossfitter.
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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby speth » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:25 pm

I made a set of Flickr, check out the slideshow from the day here:

Quandary IV Slideshow

And here are a couple from the day:

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Quandary IV_03

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Quandary IV_05

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Quandary IV_07
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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby Alby426 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:41 pm

That was one fun climb. We did get lucky with the weather too.
Thanks to everyone that made this an other very successful January Quandary.
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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby JA_son27 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:35 pm

Thanks Sheep, you rock!
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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby Alby426 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:13 pm

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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby Rastaman566 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:17 pm

It was a lot of fun and the weather was agreeable. Having people in front and behind me on the trail gave me a feeling a security on my first Quandary trip too. Me and my friend hiked up with boards and snowboarded down. It was his first 14er and both of our first ski descents. I can say that wind wasn't much of an issue with our boards strapped to our backs, but the descent wasn't that great as the snow was packed hard until just before the tree line. We were both really happy to do it though and I'm looking forward to the next 14er group trip!

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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby SurfNTurf » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:30 pm

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Re: January Quandary IV

Postby kansas » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:57 am

JB99 wrote:Would anyone who was on the West Ridge mind posting a few pics?


Sorry, not really any hero shots...we were a little preoccupied during the good bits.
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