The coterie of ice climbers was beginning to gather on the front porch.
The other climbers from Bird Song were already here.
The ice climbers hadn't shown up yet.
Supper was pancakes and eggs, with conversation directed to the children, interrupted by confirming calls from ice climbers who would begin arriving on Thursday.
We've got empty rooms, at least until the ice climbers start coming tomorrow.
In the confusion of the group's departure, a carload of ice climbers arrived to register.
It made her dizzy just to see the magazine pictures of the climbers, she'd said.
The three third floor rooms contained six ice climbers while Donald Ryland remained in the small first floor quarters.
The bewildered climbers looked longingly at their friends and especially Penny, but were trapped into listening to the galactic adventures of some creatures called "womps."
Claire took a seat offered by one of the climbers and proceeded to add to the sainthood by correcting every other sentence poor Effie tried to offer.
The ice climbers smiled politely but one by one began to make excuses about leaving for dinner.
"I wish I'd started that young," one of the climbers said as he and two of the others began tossing their gear into the back of a pickup truck.
The rest of the climbers followed in the truck but Ryland declined to join them, turning a perturbed eye to Bird Song.
You're always testing because surface changes, by the season, the time of day, how many climbers hack away at it, sometimes by the hour.
If we're going to host ice climbers, we ought to know something about their sport.
As the group approached the area, climbers could be seen, bright colored flies tacked on a wall of ice.
Now it held about two dozen people, some climbers preparing their equipment and photographers availing themselves of the excellent location where they could look straight down on the climbers below them.
Climbers could be seen in pairs, groups and singles, some nearly beneath them.
Cynthia, while not as apprehensive as Edith had been, was obviously uncomfortable watching the climbers, especially from atop their precarious positions.
The Deans joined the ice climbers and others in the living room for afternoon snacks and chatter just as Edith Shipton descended the stairs.
He held up his recently purchased room key as the two ice climbers waved good bye.
The two of them managed to finish attending to the chatting guests, the late rising climbers and the Quincy sisters.
Jerome appeared, overly chipper, talking up the other climbers as if he was a life-long participant in the sport, not a second day novice.
The crowd had grown since Dean's Thursday trip, both in numbers of climbers and spectators.
By that time, most of the ice climbers were back at Bird Song.
The climbers are checking out of Bird Song tomorrow.
Sure. Everybody else was watching the climbers, at least what they could see through the snow.
He informed Dean the climbers, who were due to check out later, had left for the ice park, grumbling at the heavy accumulation of snow which was abating to a last-ditch flurry after depositing thirty inches of fluffy white.
Dean smiled at a pair of climbers rounding a bend in the trail and waited for them to pass before responding.
Most of the climbers have partners up here with their gear, ready to help.
Yup. I can't see any of the ice climbers taking Shipton seriously enough to bother to dump him.
They're starting on the ice climbers but they're only taking about five minutes with each of 'em. I think Penny is in there now.
The ice climbers decided to get in a quick climb and blame their delay returning home on the cops.
First off, all the ice climbers are leaving so there's no hurry cleaning up what's going to be empty rooms, probably until the weekend.
"Donnie just watches the climbers," Fred answered.
The ice climbers are gone, too.
Up the gorge, there were no climbers tacked to the icy walls.
In his mind's eye Dean could picture climbers rappelling downward in great lunges, covering many feet in long swings, reaching the bottom in but a few mad leaps into space.
Irregularity of cambium occurs in various families of woody dicotyledonous plants, mostly among the woody climbers, known as lianes, characteristic of tropical and sub-tropical forests.
They may be mere weeds like groundsels or ragworts, or climbers masquerading like ivy, or succulent and almost leafless, or they may be shrubs and even trees.
Of the Old World; it has a short creeping rhizome, from which springs a slender, herbaceous or woody, often very much branched, erect or climbing stem, the ultimate branches of which are flattened or needle-like leaf-like structures (cladodes), the true leaves being reduced to scales or, in the climbers, forming short, hard more or less recurved spines.
The tribe Smilacoideae, shrubby climbers with net-veined leaves and small unisexual flowers, bears much the same relationship to the order as a whole as does the order Dioscoreaceae, which have a similar habit, but flowers with am inferior ovary, to the Amaryllidaceae.
The climbers comprise a large number of species, some of which, like those of the parrot (Psittacidae) and woodpecker (Picus), are particularly noticeable in every wooded region of the country.
The dense bush or jungle of evergreen trees, climbers and flowering shrub, which up to the middle of the 19th century covered the greater part of the coast belt, has largely disappeared.
Other species, many of them introduced to our gardens, and well worth cultivating in shrubberies or as climbers on walls and bowers, either for their beauty or the fragrance of their blossoms.
This struggle for existence has completely changed the habits of some plants, turning the palm and the cactus into climbers, and even some normal species into epiphytes.
- The higher region of the Alps were long left to the exclusive attention of the men of the adjoining valleys, even when Alpine travellers (as distinguished from Alpine climbers) began to visit these valleys.
A great stimulus was given to it by the foundation of the various Alpine clubs, each of which drew together the climbers who dwelt in the same country.
Bird Song's going to be close to empty for a few more days until the ice climbers arrive.
We've practically got a full house of ice climbers starting in a couple of days, Dean answered.
With the ice climbing festival about to open a lot of the climbers are arriving early.
The two donned their coats and joined the climbers outside.
Usually there were few cars at the site but now, with the early festival climbers in town, the parking lot at the curve of the county road was filled.
Trumpeters are notably represented, and climbers still more so.
Two of the climbers clawed them apart, pulling Dean from him, just as Cynthia reached the front door, screaming for him to stop.