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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

Friday afternoon, 3/20/15.

The rest of this week will have highs in the 20s and 30s – excellent climbing weather! The skiing is still good in the woods alternating from soft and fun to icy and fast depending on the day and the time of the day…Gothics and the Trap Dyke are getting plenty of climbing action…

 

CLIMBS/AREAS

Chapel Pond Region – The Canyon climbs are in. Power Play wall/area is not in. Chouinard’s is thinning at the vertical rock step (down low) but is still very climbable…

Cascade Pass Region – The top rope areas, Three Flows and Cascade Falls are in. The Sister’s are thin and the Quarry is no longer in.

North Side of Pitch-Off - All is in except for Screw and Climax…Climbs are huge and should easily last well into April…

Poke-O-Moonshine - Positive Thinking is done. The Waterfall still has plenty of ice but getting beat up by the longer, sunnier days…It was climbed today and simply depends on the sun and temperatures as to whether or not it is safe…

Mineville Pillar – In…Snow coneish

Roaring Brook falls – Still getting climbed but getting thin at the exit…Will be done soon…

Multi-Gulley – In but thinning out. Still fine though…

Chillar Pillar – In but day to day as the sun is beating it up too…

REMOTE/BACK COUNTY CLIMBS

Underwood Canyon – Only Big Blue is in (but thin)…Little activity there this season…

Avalanche Pass – Avalanche Mountain Gully is getting hit by the sun…probably is still climbable but had a rock finish last week….Adirondike may be getting too thin soon also…The Trap Dyke is fine of course…

Pharaoh Mountain – In but beat up…

Gothics North Face - The time to climb it is now!

Palisades – No longer safe…

Elk Pass – In…

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