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CA Ice conditions 12/13

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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Vitaliy M. » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:41 pm

The Chief, any comment regarding the formation of ice in my photos? Still think it is not safe to climb ice that thin?
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:28 pm

I wish I could have seen the highway patrol pull that shaking pot bellied bird chested pig out of the car.
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby x15x15 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:27 pm

the first time i climbed at LVC was 1986... or maybe 87... maybe 85? sometime in the 80s is all i know. some of what the chief posts is spot on. but, i don't always agree with what SMG have to say. i believe SMG has an agenda, and that is to have a bunch of people go through LVC with their guides and experience ice at its best. hack it out early season and it wont be so good...

which does help the common folk. good ice is nice...
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby rwedgy » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:00 am

"My buddy states THERE IS NOTHING TO BE HAD up in LUNDY CNYN."

We will need pictures of this "nothing" and your friends name and phone # or he is full of sh#t !!
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby rwedgy » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:35 am

It takes you 2 hours each way ?? How could it possibly take you 2 hrs ? You in a wheelchair ?
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Vitaliy M. » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:44 pm

So is Lundy in or not? rwedgy, did you or someone you know check what's up there?
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Fire4x4 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:18 pm

Coldstream is in as of yesterday. We were able to drive to the tracks but that will probably be the last of that this season. Snowshoes/skis a must for the approach.
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Vitaliy M. » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:46 pm

Thank you for the update. Wonder when is that road gonna get plowed! haha It has been dumping.
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Burchey » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:44 am

Anybody checked the ice conditions in Lee Vining lately?
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Deb » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:35 pm

No but Tyndall has neve in the NE side...for about 80'. :P
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Burchey » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:24 pm

Deb wrote:No but Tyndall has neve in the NE side...for about 80'. :P


Totally worth the approach!!!
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby Fletch » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:33 pm

Anyone climbing ice on the east side yet? Just wondering if Lee Vining has any ice yet... I'll be in Mammoth over the holidays and I'm not a skiier...
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby andy421 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:01 am

Asking the same question as Fletch anything forming up in LV??
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby PrestonRhea » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:10 am

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/threa ... msg2287302

Lee Vining has good ice on the Chouinard Falls on the center lines. It was thick enough to place any length of ice screws you want. Beside that, it was either awful thin or not there at all. The approach was pretty ugly before this last storm. I don't know how it is now. By the holidays, it should be worth the hike out there.
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Re: CA Ice conditions 12/13

Postby vivian » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:56 pm

I saw this on mountain project on Tahoe ice:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/2013-1 ... _108497950

Curious to get any more beta on how things are shaping up. Hoping to climb sometime between Christmas and New Year's in either LV or Tahoe.
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