CA 2013 Alpine Ice Season Not Looking So Hot

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CA 2013 Alpine Ice Season Not Looking So Hot

by PellucidWombat » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:20 pm

Is it just me, or is this looking unusually bad?

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Lamarck North Couloir - August 25, 2013

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Looking west towards Pyramid Peak, Bear Creek Spire, Pipsqueak Spire, and Mt Dade - September 1, 2013

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The dried out North Face of Mt Dade - September 1, 2013

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Blue ice beneath Bear Creek Spire - October 6, 2013

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Feather Couloir - October 6, 2013

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Re: CA 2013 Alpine Ice Season Not Looking So Hot

by Deb » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:28 am

Red Slate's couloir has ice from bottom to top, may only be an inch thick, but it's there!
And FWIW, Lamarck's north face been holding frozen snow for over 2 weeks now, I'll bet that couloir is scary doable mixed conditions (like when I did it 6 years ago in Oct).

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Re: CA 2013 Alpine Ice Season Not Looking So Hot

by PellucidWombat » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:53 am

Deb wrote:Red Slate's couloir has ice from bottom to top, may only be an inch thick, but it's there!
And FWIW, Lamarck's north face been holding frozen snow for over 2 weeks now, I'll bet that couloir is scary doable mixed conditions (like when I did it 6 years ago in Oct).


hmm, good to know about Red Slate Couloir. That and Emerson had me tempted, but I am wondering about the odds of catching a rock falling from the garbage zone at the top in my face! A friend has been trying to talk me into Morrison, and I'm wondering which one is less iffy to end the season on. :o

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Re: CA 2013 Alpine Ice Season Not Looking So Hot

by Deb » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:14 pm

At least Red Slate isn't as steep as Bloody, so the rocks will fall slower. ;)

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Re: CA 2013 Alpine Ice Season Not Looking So Hot

by Deb » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:04 pm

BTW, Bloody's couloir is filled in with fresh snow right now and Lamarck is looking pretty white as well. :)


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