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Ice Report

 

WARNING – Please read:

Ice climbing is truly a dangerous activity. Care and judgment born out of experience are imperative. Weather and ice conditions change hourly and what may appear to be “good conditions” to one climber may not be so to another. Please remember that just because a conditions report says that a particular climb is “in”, each individual is ultimately responsible for making his/her own climbing decisions.

 

GENERAL SCENE

Monday night – 3/27. Rained some today and 50s tomorrow. But there still is some fat ice around, just wet and/or soft. Climbs out of the sun will hold on for a week or two more…Snow melting fast but still a lot around…

 

CLIMBS/AREAS

 

Chapel Pond Region – The Canyon climbs, Chouinard’s and Crystal Ice Tower are all in and fat in areas…

Cascade Pass Region – The practice areas and Sister’s Right and Left have soft but climbable ice. The Quarry is no longer in. Three Flows is in but questionable lake ice makes it hard to reach. Cascade Ice Dance is no longer in… Cascade Falls is in but getting very thin…

North Side of Pitch-Off – Probably the fattest ice around…

Poke-O-Moonshine – Done…

Mineville Pillar – Done…

Roaring Brook falls – Done…

Multi-Gulley – In and fat looking from the road…

Chillar Pillar – A huge crack across the top makes this climb no longer safe…

 

REMOTE/BACK COUNTY CLIMBS

 

Underwood Canyon – Probably Big Blue is still in…

Avalanche Pass – Probably some excellent ice up there…The Trap Dyke should be coming into prime form!

Pharaoh Mountain – Done…

Gothics North Face – Has rock in the center of the face but a fun ice and snow line up the right side. Should last through next weekend…

Palisades – ?

Elk Pass – ?

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