Huntington Ravine 12/22/09, Central, Diagonal, and my new 7D

By:  Allen
December 26, 2009

Now at this point it got a little interesting, Between us we had, 1 mountian axe, 2 technical axes, 2 pairs of crampons, and 2 whippets. The ice bulge in central really requires technical tools right now at least to safely free climb it. I had just learned the night before that even though Ben is by far the best FIS ice climber he still doesn’t have his own technical tools. Anyways long story short, after climbing the bulge he had to lower me the tools. Since we didn’t have a rope he got to use a mix of webbing, heavy cord, and P-cord. Ben ran out of cord where the tools are in the picture, so I got to climb up on ice and hook them with my whippet. I have vowed to harass Ben until he stops being so cheap and buys his own tools.


It all worked out in the end.

Ready for some skiing yet? (Ben)


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  1. Chris
    wrote on December 26th, 2009 at 8:46 pm  

    Nice Allen, I have been considering the 7d, would like to hear more of what you think after you use it more.

    p.s. You forgot the “a” in at the end of the video..

  2. Sam
    wrote on December 26th, 2009 at 9:41 pm  

    cool. we now have video.

  3. Greg
    wrote on December 27th, 2009 at 9:59 am  

    Dudes that’s a pretty incredible first effort with the 7D. I wish I could have made it :/

  4. Greg
    wrote on December 27th, 2009 at 9:59 am  

    PS the video is incredible Allen (and Ben)

  5. sfmornay
    wrote on December 27th, 2009 at 12:10 pm  

    Great TR – pics and video! Good that you posted on T4T as well.

    Allen sez:

    I’ve found that there are 2 choices: either decide ahead of time to take only one camera with you, or you just have to ski everything twice :-)

    Cheers, Mike (Greg’s cousin)

  6. sfmornay
    wrote on December 27th, 2009 at 12:12 pm  

    Your quotation got left out of the above message, apparently because I put it in brackets. It was supposed to read:

    Allen sez: The skiing from diagonal is in the video. It’s tricky deciding what to film and what to shoot.

  7. powhounddd
    wrote on December 27th, 2009 at 4:33 pm  

    great tr, great song. Climbing ice and skiing above an ice bulge? Hard core. reps.

    =>typo at the end (website addy)

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