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Bear Creek Spire

Postby gomez13 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:11 pm

Any one been up to BCS in the last couple of days? We were planning on doing the North Arete this weekend. Just wondering how much snow on the approach and the ridge.
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Postby rhyang » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:22 am

Definitely curious about what you find out .. thinking of the NE Ridge again, or maybe Abbot's N couloir .. dusting off my Sierra alpine goals now that summer is here :)
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Postby rhyang » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:24 pm

goldenhopper wrote:I was up in that area (Rock Creek) last weekend. Not sure if this is BCS or Dade?


Here's a shot from mid-August 2007, on the approach from the Mosquito Flats trailhead -

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fyi BCS is on the left.
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Postby graham » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:11 pm

1000Pks wrote:.... Airy move to back off the top, too much for me without a rope.
You just need to get your BCS disco groove on :lol:
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Postby dshoshone » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:12 pm

BCS... the N. arete is clear.. but the NE cl 4 route still has quite a bit of snow. Snow from Gem on.
There was less snow on BCS in April than there is now...but it's melting quick
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Postby rhyang » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:15 pm

graham wrote:
1000Pks wrote:.... Airy move to back off the top, too much for me without a rope.
You just need to get your BCS disco groove on :lol:
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

The summit block was actually not a bad solo in climbing shoes.

Thanks for the conditions report dusty !
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Postby gomez13 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:11 pm

Rolling out to BCS this afternoon. Conditions and trip report will be filed Monday night. Going to give the North Arete a shot.
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Postby m_dquist » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:49 pm

I climbed the NE ridge on Sunday. Snow was basically avoidable for most of the NE ridge, but once we got onto the North Arete there was a lot of snow to climb over/around. We joined the route too low, so we got to do the last few pitches of the N. Arete. On the steeper sections most of the snow was gone, but don't plan on doing the entire route in rock shoes. We cramponed up in the morning and climbed the route in mountaineering boots.
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Postby KathyW » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:57 am

Did Dade yesterday. Some pics of that area:

http://kathywing.smugmug.com/gallery/8712529_VukqG#575884895_FFbFG

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Postby fossana » Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:00 pm

Amazing photos, Kathy.
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Postby MoapaPk » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:13 pm

wingding wrote:Did Dade yesterday. Some pics of that area:

http://kathywing.smugmug.com/gallery/8712529_VukqG#575884895_FFbFG

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I love your informative photos and "human" captions. Methinks there is still a wee bit of snow.
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Postby Clydascope » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:39 pm

a couple hours ago...

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