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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby SKI » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:03 am

Let's see the bad news, wrathburn
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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby granjero » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:01 pm

Juneuary's War against Eagle Lake Ice

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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby The Chief » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:10 am

Thin but good and challenging...

The Bard Harrington Wall (From bottom to top, 1st P 58M (thin marginal 10 & 13's only), 2nd P 57M (mostly 13s and 2 16's) and 3rd (13's & 16's) for both variations, (to the "tree" 60M) twice in two consecutive days.

Had the the route to ourselves both days (yesterday & today) with some saying "Isn't it is too thin?" Yeah it's thin with some longer than normal runouts (30-40 feet in some sections).... good & loads of fun.
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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby dskoon » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:31 am

Radical, Chief. Good work.
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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby mtndonkey » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:20 am

Anyone have recent beta on June Lake ice conditions from the past couple days? I am looking to head up on Saturday to get some practice in since I am new to leading on ice.
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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby bergbryce » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:52 am

I'm wondering about ice in Eagle Ck.
Had that little storm and now it's getting good and cold at night, anyone know if anything is in?
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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby Princess Buttercup » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:38 pm

Roadside was in but was getting mushy on Sunday (storm was not that cold). Managed to find a fair number of rocks under the snow, as well. But much fun was had! (Great place to run tool-less drills once the TR was set up).

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Have fun. Might be back up on Sunday.

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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby Deb » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:47 pm

MooseTracks wrote:Roadside was in but was getting mushy on Sunday (storm was not that cold). Managed to find a fair number of rocks under the snow, as well. But much fun was had! (Great place to run tool-less drills once the TR was set up).

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Have fun. Might be back up on Sunday.

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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby Brian McElwain » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:42 pm

Do you sling a tree for the anchor on the roadside ice? How high is the anchor-do you need two ropes? I might be there on Thursday.
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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby kevin trieu » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:30 pm

Brian McElwain wrote:Do you sling a tree for the anchor on the roadside ice? How high is the anchor-do you need two ropes? I might be there on Thursday.

Brian, yes. 60m is good for the right side and also good for the middle with an extended anchor of about 6 feet.
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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby bergbryce » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:04 am

anyone got info concerning Eagle Ck? Yeah or Nay?? Still gettin' cold at night. :?:
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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby Daria » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:37 pm

Horsetail Falls, June Lake offered a nice mixed route off to the right that I did:

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Whitney area had some nicely formed ice and offered what looked to be a very fun playground. (2/13/11) Lower boyscout lake:
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and upper boyscout lake ice falls:
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Didn't get a chance to climb them as was dayhiking Whitney before the major storm system comes in.
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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby westhegimp » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:06 am

Bump for current conditions in Lee Vining. Is the road open/plowed?
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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby mtndonkey » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:07 am

kevin trieu wrote:
Brian McElwain wrote:Do you sling a tree for the anchor on the roadside ice? How high is the anchor-do you need two ropes? I might be there on Thursday.

Brian, yes. 60m is good for the right side and also good for the middle with an extended anchor of about 6 feet.


Does this mean 60m doubles or just a 60m rope is good? I am planning on bringing doubles for climbing horestail this Sat and thinking of roadside on Sun but would prefer to climb single 60m at roadside if it is doable. I checked out roadside a few weeks ago when I was up there for the first time, but it was at the end of the day and really didn't pay very much attention.
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Re: California Ice Conditions

Postby rhyang » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:29 am

mtndonkey wrote:Does this mean 60m doubles or just a 60m rope is good? I am planning on bringing doubles for climbing horestail this Sat and thinking of roadside on Sun but would prefer to climb single 60m at roadside if it is doable. I checked out roadside a few weeks ago when I was up there for the first time, but it was at the end of the day and really didn't pay very much attention.


A single 60m is fine for TR'ing the roadside ice. Two ropes are useful for rapping Horsetail (such as it is :) )
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