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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

Saturday morning 12/20. Temps. are staying cold for the next few nights and the ice/snow conditions have firmed up. There is still a foot or so of snow in the woods with a crust on top. Ski conditions are good (fast) and the ice is overall, in good shape…

The big news is that Jeff Lowe just e-mailed Vinny at the Mountaineer that he will allow the Mountainfest to show his film Metanoia on Friday, January 16th (the kick-off night for the Mountainfest weekend)! This is really exciting news here as Jeff has been a huge part of the Adirondack scene in past years and it is fitting that we get to host his film for a “sneak preview”, as he put it…

 

 

CLIMBS/AREAS

Chapel Pond Region – Chouinard’s is in as is Crystal Ice Tower and the Canyon climbs. Power Play is getting climbed with a thin start and Big Brother has been climbed. The pond is getting walked on…

Cascade Pass Region – The practice areas, Sister’s and Three Flows are in as is the Quarry. Cascade Falls has also been climbed. Cascade Ice dance is not in…

North Side of Pitch-Off - Most climbs are in…

Poke-O-Moonshine – Part of The Waterfall has fallen off but there still is some climbable ice on the majority of it. Positive Thinking and other climbs there were not in a day or 2 ago but could bounce back soon…

Mineville Pillar – Not in

Roaring Brook falls – Not in but forming ice

Multi-Gulley – Reported to be very thin at the start of the second pitch…

Chillar Pillar – In but thin…

REMOTE/BACK COUNTY CLIMBS

Underwood Canyon – Not sure – Big Blue may be climbable…

Avalanche Pass – ?

Pharaoh Mountain – ?

Gothics North Face – Not in

Palisades – Not in

Elk Pass – Probably climbable

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