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    thanx hoarhey that puts it in perspective as ive yet to plop the coin for that book. waiting for the softcover....hah!

    rad project n stoked to follow along cody. agreed it should be a great year for the cali east side lines willy n split. fired up+++

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    looking good!

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    FKNA!

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    awesome adventure. how long do you think youíll have to wait before the Molly Hogan bowl is truly in?
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    I've skied 1!
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    2 mount washington and no katahdin?
    .....I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record

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    Quote Originally Posted by ml242 View Post
    2 mount washington and no katahdin?
    Apparently, it's not 'classic' enough.

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    I've skied one of those lines, does that make me rad like Cody? (Avi gulch on Shasta, probably the easiest of them all.)

    FKNA, great project and looking forward to some epic adventures. Getting to the top of some/many of those lines is an adventure in and of itself.

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    The FIFTY

    Surprised to see the Silver on Buffalo on that list. Itís a cool line, but Too 50 seems a little high. Although I donít know what his criteria is so maybe it fills some niche or something?

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    I haven't skied any yet. However, I'll let Cody scout them out for me, then I'll get all sendy.

    Looking forward to seeing him do this, what a cool project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    You need a snappy tune for each one.

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    Subscribed AF.

    This is gonna be rad!!

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    You got your work cut out for you man! Good luck and most importantly stay safe. I hope you do it. It will be an amazing accomplishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathleenturneroverdrive View Post
    Surprised to see the Silver on Buffalo on that list. Itís a cool line, but Too 50 seems a little high. Although I donít know what his criteria is so maybe it fills some niche or something?
    Hey man, that's the only one I've done, don't try to take it off! Though the fact I've done it probably means it shouldn't be on the list.

    But it is pretty iconic, there aren't many 3000' vertical no exit couloirs out there. And certainly not many that get gang banged like it does. I guess it depends what the criteria is.
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    Haha itís the only one Iíve done too! Youíre right - totally depends on criteria


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    Gotta check the authors of the book, maybe the answer is there.

    Maybe Davenport said he had to do it to cement his superstar status

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    When you look through the book, it seems like Davenport tried to mix it up geographically and in terms of gnarliness. Avy Gulch (especially), Tuckermans, and many others aren't super gnarly. But they're definitely super classic in different ways.

    Plenty of gnaaaaarly lines too.
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    This kind of got me wondering if anybody has climbed all the routes in Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. This husband and wife team got 48 of them but the last two just proved too dangerous. Fascinating story...unreal amount of effort and sacrifice.

    https://www.climbing.com/places/comm...e-50-classics/

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    now that I have seen the list a 3 year time frame is going to be very difficult. Logistics will be tough. Is this going to be Lorne Glick style or Axel Naglich?
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    Chris, Art, and Penn explained in the intro that they wanted a mix of easier routes (Silver, Shasta) and routes that rarely see descents (Robson). The Fifty Classic Climbs of North America, which certainly served as an inspiration, was done in much the same way. Taken from the introduction of Fifty Classic Ski Descents, "We use the word 'classic' because it best describes what we are after. Classic is a word that over time has broken from its once stringent definition to be flexible. Classic can mean anything from a stellar, commonly skied, accessible descent, to an untouched line of the future."

    Cody, fantastic project. I am extremely excited to follow along, and also excited to hear you've chosen Bjarne Salen to document a good portion of it. I truly look forward to your account of each and every line. I've had 'The Fifty' on my coffee table for a while now, and it regularly gets flipped through to give me inspiration. Seeing the lines through your eyes will only bring me that much closer to them.

    One of the things I'm most excited for is to see how the various traverses go. All in all, this sounds like quite the logistical challenge and I look forward to seeing how you manage it. Curious as to lines like Pontoon & The Sphinx, will you be climbing these as well?

    Good luck, be safe, if it takes more than three years, we won't stop watching.

    I myself currently sit at 2/50, the two that we've all identified here in this thread to be the easiest, which I don't disagree with, but I obviously can't compare to the other 48. I look forward to hopefully adding Tukuhnikvatz (and possibly another one or two in Colorado) this season. If you want to crash at the Gold Basin Yurt in mid-April, you'd be more than welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
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    Altasquawlik, you need help with anythings in CO for Silver or the rest, you hit me up. My bar is at basecamp if ya wanna post shred beverage.

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    I believe you can do it!
    Thank you for sharing your adventures.

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    Cool idea, and an ambitious one at that (good on ya). Pretty curious about the logistics for the big gnarly ones (robson, etc.). Are you going to prioritize attempts on those lines each season? Seems like it might take more than one good attempt for things to line up on a few of them. Rooting for ya!

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