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11-05-2012 02:23 PM
killclimbz Yes. I've used them on icy skin tracks quite a few times. There is one traverse at Bert that I bring them along every time as I'd rather not go for over a 1k vertical slide down a notorious slide path. Again, something I don't use often, but I am glad to have when I do need them. I also use my ski crampons more than I do my Verts.
11-05-2012 02:05 PM
hikeswithdogs
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Ski crampons can be pretty helpful too...
The ones that attach to the bottom of your bindings?
11-05-2012 01:57 PM
killclimbz Ski crampons can be pretty helpful too...
11-05-2012 01:48 PM
hikeswithdogs
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Did you forget? I wasn't flailing. I was on the ridge waiting on everyone. That was a day to forget that's for sure haha.
Hmm I remember someone smashing their face bloody on the less steep(but crazy icy) sections in the pitch black dark before we even got to the crazy steep part.........

but yea you were the only one looking even remotely graceful on those steep sections, I thought I was doing great before we got to those wicked steep icy shitbacks.
11-05-2012 01:44 PM
snowvols
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All true......but this winter while ya'all are flailing in the snow trying to do kick turns on the steep sections I'll be stomping up the mountains a pair of these verts on.

:-)
Did you forget? I wasn't flailing. I was on the ridge waiting on everyone. That was a day to forget that's for sure haha.
11-05-2012 01:39 PM
hikeswithdogs
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Oh come on Josh The Agenta slide path is a totally viable option and the quickest way to get on top of Kessler. You will see this year.....
All true......however this winter while ya'all are flailing in the snow trying to do kick turns on the steep sections I'll be stomping up the mountains a pair of these verts on.

Honestly probably wouldn't have been that bad had it not been so dam icy, that was probably the most un-enjoyable thing I have EVER done in the backcountry in summer or winter, I wanted to drop kick a baby 3\4 of the way up!

:-)
11-05-2012 01:39 PM
killclimbz Verts are awesome for setting boot packs. You got that right.
11-05-2012 01:35 PM
walove im getting a set this year, seems great to set the boot pack up a small zone, or kicker that you sled into. The spark ones with a set of puck on your regular board should be great for lift serve slackcountry.
11-05-2012 12:39 PM
ShredLife
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I know I still have a ton to learn about splitting\skinning(and get in better shape) but if I can find something to avoid skinning up a 55' slope with a skintrack of pure ice and endless switchbacks then count me in!
this is the point at which it is important to discuss the virtues of climbing what you're planning to ride.

you don't want to get to the top of a 2-3k foot couloir having walked around it, drop in, and then in 20-100ft find out that you are in fact on top of a sheet of ice in a col with no exit but 2k under you....
11-05-2012 12:29 PM
snowvols
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I know I still have a ton to learn about splitting\skinning(and get in better shape) but if I can find something to avoid skinning up a 55' slope with a skintrack of pure ice and endless switchbacks then count me in!

This track we were on wasn't even in the Utah backcountry book, it suggested going all the way around but if you know Snowvols going the long way isn't even an option!
Oh come on Josh The Agenta slide path is a totally viable option and the quickest way to get on top of Kessler. You will see this year.....
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