Page 3 of 5

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:18 pm
by pvnisher
Sure bro, those Tevas, no socks, will be fine.

No, those aren't rain clouds.

The summit is warmer than the base because of all the solar radiation. Just wear a tank top, no jacket. You'll be fine. And sun screen will just make you cold. By the time you get to the top you'll be so warm you'll be red and toasty.

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:45 pm
by Cygnus X1
If you're female, drive a green Subaru.

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:48 pm
by Rollie Free
shelly+ wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:57 am Be sure to claim that you're the "first".
I read on here not to long ago a guy reporting he thinks his climb to the top of an obscure mountain was a first.
They said they saw no signs anyone had been there. I cant imagine there being any signs lasting anymore than a few days. To claim it to be a first is mere fantasy.

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:53 pm
by d_baker
Cygnus X1 wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:45 pm If you're female, drive a green Subaru.
=D> :lol:
And call a 'medic' as quickly as you can!

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:36 pm
by shelly+
be rescued from Belford.

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:42 pm
by Matt
If you do end up lost and needing rescue, be sure to post multiple times daily to make fun of anyone stupid enough to admit a mistake on a hike.
No one will admit it here on the forum, but if you hit golf balls off the summit with a 1 wood, you'll have earned the respect of the most seasoned mountaineers.
Drive a Jeep Liberty. No one will call you a pole smoker.

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:43 pm
by HikesInGeologicTime
Don't even think about attempting a Class 3 route unless you can climb a 5.15 unroped in the gym!

Not to say you shouldn't climb peaks in the winter, but you need to read that Jack London story, "To Build a Fire," and take its lessons to heart. Colorado peaks are SO cold and snowy and remote that if you're not prepared to deal with the potential consequences of an Alaskan winter, you're clearly not ready for a winter fourteener!!!!

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:35 pm
by dr_j
Reminds me of one of my friends, a mild mannered Midwestern fellow, who was on his way up some peak in the Sierra, and encountered an out-of-breath hiker.

Hiker: Do you know where the halfway point is?

Friend: The summit.

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:31 pm
by ltlFish99
Alpinefroggy wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:21 pm Always bring a double rack of trad climbing gear, runners for at least 20 rappels and as long a rope as you can carry.

Never know when you're going to need to protect a class 3 outcropping of rocks thats blocking your class 2 trail.
And do not ever forget the #4 camalots and several ice screws for protecting the hourglass after any unexpected freeze of the constant stream of water than runs down it.

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:00 pm
by Alpinefroggy
ltlFish99 wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:31 pm
Alpinefroggy wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:21 pm Always bring a double rack of trad climbing gear, runners for at least 20 rappels and as long a rope as you can carry.

Never know when you're going to need to protect a class 3 outcropping of rocks thats blocking your class 2 trail.
And do not ever forget the #4 camalots and several ice screws for protecting the hourglass after any unexpected freeze of the constant stream of water than runs down it.

I agree,

I think you need that on the way up but I think bringing your kayak into the gully is also prudent. You can white water kayak down that stream. Avoids the bad ropes and the bad potential anchor at the top of the hourglass.

Also does it quick so you avoid the rockfall.

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:01 pm
by Alpinefroggy
HikesInGeologicTime wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:43 pm Don't even think about attempting a Class 3 route unless you can climb a 5.15 unroped in the gym!

Not to say you shouldn't climb peaks in the winter, but you need to read that Jack London story, "To Build a Fire," and take its lessons to heart. Colorado peaks are SO cold and snowy and remote that if you're not prepared to deal with the potential consequences of an Alaskan winter, you're clearly not ready for a winter fourteener!!!!
That’s not good enough training. You need to be able to do a 5.15 with two pinky fingers. Otherwise you’re not strong enough for quandary.

Re: Sarcastic Tips for Newbies

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:52 am
by pvnisher
You mean "Mount Quandary Peak"