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Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?

Should we cancel or change the date due to winds?

Poll ended at Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:04 pm

1. Let's not cancel. Winter and wind go go together. Still down for Saturday!
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53%
2. Yes, let's cancel. Gusts to 55 mph are not my idea of a welcomer. Besides, I'm not very experienced, and I'd like something mellow to start out.
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5%
3. I'd really like to go, but maybe conditions will be better next weekend. I'd be down for Nov 3 or 4.
34
43%
 
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby rohit » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:08 pm

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby rohit » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:21 pm

I have some more pictures, if someone like to view it...Here is the link:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/116965960322472449644/albums/5804502599677205889


And I took videos too...and added two video from Dancesatmoonrise(thank you for the video) and complied with mine...here is the link...

http://youtu.be/ci_62UDiuoI

Thank you everyone and thank you Winter Welcomer group...looking forward again for the 5th time...

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby Cookiehiker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:47 pm

A big thank you to the organizers of the hike!! This was my 2nd year out with the group for this Winter Welcomer 14er hike and another fun time was had! Great to see some old friends and meet some new ones!!

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby Kitten » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:10 pm

What a great hike! and camp out! Mike and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Jim, thanks again for organizing this event, it was great to finally meet you.
And Noel, those cookies were awesome! we found the wonderful treat after returning to our tent :wink:, had some hot chocolate and enjoyed them!
Will be posting some pics later.
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby Cookiehiker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:23 pm

Kitten wrote:What a great hike! and camp out! Mike and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Jim, thanks again for organizing this event, it was great to finally meet you.
And Noel, those cookies were awesome! we found the wonderful treat after returning to our tent :wink:, had some hot chocolate and enjoyed them!
Will be posting some pics later.


Thought you might enjoy the surprise!! :-D

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby ckaep » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:09 pm

What a great group! So sad we had to turn around.... next time we will be in the group summit shot! Super day!!

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby I Man » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:07 pm

Looks like everyone had fun! My group didn't make the summit until 230, and everyone had gone. Oh well.

Glad the wind wasn't quite as bad as forecasted. :-D

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby skerryjones » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:19 pm

I Man, Did you climb the arete? When I was on the way down, I ran into a guy who said he was part of your group.

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby I Man » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:20 pm

Kerry - 2 of us successfully made it up the Arete. a huge thank you to Paul (CaptainP) for leading. We took a 5.8 chimney. Some really tough climbing given crampons, gloves, weather etc.

What a stellar alpine route! Sorry I missed you.
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby fairy_dust_61788 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:32 am

What a great group of people. Jim, thanks for organizing this. It was great meeting so many new people. I think my favorite part was that despite the weather, people had smiles on their faces. :) awesome. I now understand why my fingers felt so cold...thanks again to the wonderful guy who suggested I ditch my poles...my fingers and hands are eternally grateful. Looking forward to seeing many of you again on mountains!

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby Pennacle » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:52 am

Matt,

What type of gloves were you climbing with? I'm on the hunt for a decent pair.

P.S. This is Grant. Got a short climb in with you at Table Mountain in early Sept.

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby I Man » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:41 am

Pennacle wrote:Matt,

What type of gloves were you climbing with? I'm on the hunt for a decent pair.

P.S. This is Grant. Got a short climb in with you at Table Mountain in early Sept.


Hey Grant - glad to see you found your way onto the site.

I climbed with a pair of OR Storm 2 gloves - but I would not recommend them. They work really well, but are made for ice and are fairly pricey - using them on rock will wear them out in less than a season.

Find a cheap pair of gloves that keep your hands relatively warm and still able to climb well. A hardware store is a good place to look :-D
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