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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by CaptCO » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:33 pm

d_baker wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:33 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:25 pm
d_baker wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:25 pm
bloftin, sorry for the thread drift! I hope you find some partners and good luck on Rainier! Which route are you looking at?
Probably the only one you’re capable of

Later nerd!
I'm too fat, remember? How could I get up any route on Rainier? DO you think the guides could set up an 10k pulley system to get me to Liberty Cap?
Maybe when you blast by in your alpine style ascent you could help a guy out? Do you know how to set up an anchor and rig a pulley system yet? Wtf is a crevasse? Do they exist?
You mad bro?
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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by Eli Boardman » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:34 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:25 pm
Probably the only one you’re capable of
And which routes have you climbed on Rainier?
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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by CaptCO » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:37 pm

Eli Boardman wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:34 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:25 pm
Probably the only one you’re capable of
And which routes have you climbed on Rainier?
You act like Rainier is K2 lmfao. Trollolololol #AverageJoes
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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by d_baker » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:40 pm

Alec, you're clueless and need to grow up. Seriously.
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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by Eli Boardman » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:48 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:37 pm
Eli Boardman wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:34 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:25 pm
Probably the only one you’re capable of
And which routes have you climbed on Rainier?
You act like Rainier is K2 lmfao. Trollolololol #AverageJoes
And you think your last name is Messner but the biggest piece of ice you've ever touched is probably the one in your iced latte.

I thought you told me privately a while back that you didn't want to be a troll anymore?
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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by pvnisher » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:30 pm

Are the guiding companies going to be running trips in the summer?
There's definitely some forced close contacts among clients.
Maybe they've figured some ways out around it, it's mainly the shelter/tent and meal times.

I've done it in June, July, and September, and think mid July was my favorite, and higher likelihood of success, if you can select those dates.
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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by I Man » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:56 am

d_baker wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:23 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:19 pm
d_baker wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:53 pm


And the Capt writes, in the 2021 goals...



So Capt, you say Angry is cranky, what's your excuse for the garbage you post on here?
Darin, you and your family live in Cali. You’re fat, why are you on a Colorado hiking forum? Gegege
hahaaha....you know so much about me! Not really.
I don't live in Cali.
I live in Manitou Springs.
My family all live out of state.
What more do you need to know?
Dumbass.
Damn dude, i Man (or iMan86 :lol: ) and d_baker interactions never devolved even close to this level. not even close. wow. :shock: :shock:
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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by nyker » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:34 am

bdloftin77 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:26 pm
Is anyone interested in doing Rainier in the first half of June, 2021? I'm planning on going guided, and am seeing if anyone else would be interested in joining.

Feel free to send a PM if you have an interest or any questions.

Thanks!
-Ben
Sounds like fun. Check with the outfits though for availability. Many of the 2021 trip dates for Rainier climbs are sold out already from the main companies (RMI, AA, IMG, etc.) so if you're keen on doing it with one of them, get your name on a wait list now. I'm sure some cancellations will happen.
Also be prepared to have the trip cancelled due to COVID, they're all playing it by ear. Given the current environment, they appear to have made some changes, like not offering meals, no group transportation included, individual tents etc. I assume Camp Muir will have some social distancing guidelines put in and that climber hut probably closed. Not sure how they will modify the dynamics of rope teams since when on a rope team like that you often will be pretty close to one another around some transition points, adjusting gear etc.

For the other comments on going unguided - that *could* be a good option to consider - if you and your chosen teammates are each comfortable with rope/knot work, setting anchors, crevasse rescue, wanding, moving through avalanche prone terrain are all appropriately fit/acclimatized and could each act as a capable leader on a team if things go south, then this is an option to consider. If you are not comfortable doing any of those items or there is a weaker link that won't be able to really act as an asset on the climb, then use a guide.

Rainier is a mountain with two personalities; on a good day with good weather and stable conditions, you can get up and down in one long push like a 14er with 3-4k extra vertical gain (Rainier has about 9k vert). Folks only seeing that side of the mountain will be lulled in to a complacency. On most other days you'll have to deal with less then perfect weather, possibly whiteouts, very strong wind often quite cold as it blows across glacial ice, shifting crevasses, seracs, rock and icefall and navigation and probably some fear and confusion in bad conditions. Navigation might not be as simple as your iphone app on a 14er - even on the "easier" DC/ID routes, the route changes as a function of terrain, crevasses, snowfall etc. so blindly following a .gpx generated route could have you walking into a new crevasse or stumble onto a blocked route where a huge block of ice now sits. Recent snow may thinly hide cracks. In a stretch of good weather you might have a trench from the guided teams, assuming they have been up that week, but those teams might not look upon it favorably if you are poaching their efforts in the same trench.
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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by d_baker » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:21 am

I Man wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:56 am
d_baker wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:23 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:19 pm


Darin, you and your family live in Cali. You’re fat, why are you on a Colorado hiking forum? Gegege
hahaaha....you know so much about me! Not really.
I don't live in Cali.
I live in Manitou Springs.
My family all live out of state.
What more do you need to know?
Dumbass.
Damn dude, i Man (or iMan86 :lol: ) and d_baker interactions never devolved even close to this level. not even close. wow. :shock: :shock:
You were on a different level, Mario.
And I don't recall you ever being rude to any members like someone else here.
But it's all good! (And I'm not mad, bro.)
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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by I Man » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:25 am

d_baker wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:21 am
I Man wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:56 am
d_baker wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:23 pm

hahaaha....you know so much about me! Not really.
I don't live in Cali.
I live in Manitou Springs.
My family all live out of state.
What more do you need to know?
Dumbass.
Damn dude, i Man (or iMan86 :lol: ) and d_baker interactions never devolved even close to this level. not even close. wow. :shock: :shock:
You were on a different level, Mario.
And I don't recall you ever being rude to any members like someone else here.
But it's all good! (And I'm not mad, bro.)
Oh yea, that wasn't directed at you. You're fine. I'm blown away by the rudeness and also if that guy hasn't already done Rainer he should prob be slightly more humble
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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by Plugugly » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:40 am

I Man wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:25 am
d_baker wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:21 am
I Man wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:56 am


Damn dude, i Man (or iMan86 :lol: ) and d_baker interactions never devolved even close to this level. not even close. wow. :shock: :shock:
You were on a different level, Mario.
And I don't recall you ever being rude to any members like someone else here.
But it's all good! (And I'm not mad, bro.)
Oh yea, that wasn't directed at you. You're fine. I'm blown away by the rudeness and also if that guy hasn't already done Rainer he should prob be slightly more humble
Recall a couple of months ago CaptCo was butt-hurt and started a thread that simply stated to Bill, "Delete my account." I guess instead of deleting his account, CaptCo deleted that thread so he could carry on...
Rudy can't fail.
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Re: Rainier June 2021

Post by Plugugly » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:41 am

angry wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:42 pm
OP clearly states for anyone interested in going guided with him to send a PM. People looking for their own trip should in turn post their own thread. New Year, Same old BS.
+1!
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