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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby GreenMountainBoy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:53 pm

has anyone been up since the new snow earlier this week? i'm interested to hear about avy conditions in the bowl.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby fatdad » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:25 pm

Taco, what did you climb? Looks fun.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby JJBrunner » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:27 pm

I'd feel bad about destroying the ice on the crux but it probably wasn't going to get any thicker. And only a mad man would climb the chute directly above it!
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby GreenMountainBoy » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:03 am

Taco, you're right on east side is cold powder. I climbed the bowl today and the conditions are great, lots of sunshine this week has consolidated it nicely. Better to hit it early though as it was real soft on the way down baking in the sun. Pretty decent boot trail in now straight up from the hut, main trail looks good too. Looks like more snow tonight.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby JJBrunner » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:25 am

Oh, and Taco, Im going up DBB and down the bowl saturday. I'll find you guys! Patrick wants to know the conditions of DBB. BTW, I got some hummus, it's legit.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby simonov » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:24 pm

JJBrunner wrote:Oh, and Taco, Im going up DBB and down the bowl saturday. I'll find you guys! Patrick wants to know the conditions of DBB. BTW, I got some hummus, it's legit.


There will be a number of us in the western Bowl tomorrow morning, practicing snow travel techniques. Then we will head up to the summit in two groups, one via the Bowl and one via the summer route.

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby DukeJH » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:23 pm

I'll plan to join you guys at Manker at 0600. I haven't practiced in a very long time. Just signed up for the San Gabriel Mtns board, waiting on admin approval.

Since I haven't been up there yet, how bad is parking expected to be at 0600 on a Saturday?
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby DukeJH » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:48 pm

Cool. I got jammed up coming out of Vincent Gap last weekend, 8 1/2 hours. I'll be sure to charge the iPod.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby Luciano136 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:50 pm

LOL If the weather is fine, I never had too many issues coming out. It's when there is snow in the forecast that it is a good idea to avoid that area at all cost (unless it's during the week).

DukeJH wrote:Cool. I got jammed up coming out of Vincent Gap last weekend, 8 1/2 hours. I'll be sure to charge the iPod.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby DukeJH » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:30 pm

No problems getting out Saturday. I'm slowly learning.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby cyrusebrahimi » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:15 pm

How were the conditions on the baldy bowl Saturday?
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby DukeJH » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:22 pm

For arrest practice the snow was slow. We ascended to the left of the rocks and the route was fine but a bit slushy since it was warm. A few days should consolidate it.
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