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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

Thursday afternoon, 3/5/15.

12 degrees today but feels warmer…A final blast of somewhat cold air through Friday night and then warming quite a bit from then on. The weekend should be perfect. No storms in the forecast so the winter appears to be slowly petering out…But with loads of snow and no real warm days coming the ice and mountaineering and skiing should all be great this March!

 

CLIMBS/AREAS

Chapel Pond Region – The Canyon climbs are all in but picked out as is Chouinard’s and Crystal Ice Tower. Power Play is too thin

Cascade Pass Region – The top rope areas and Quarry (thin) are in as are The Sister’s (thin), Cascade Falls and Three Flows…

North Side of Pitch-Off - All is in except Screw and Climax is too thin down low…

Poke-O-Moonshine - Positive Thinking and the Waterfall are in while Goat’s Foot and Neurosis are not…

Mineville Pillar – In…

Roaring Brook falls – In…

Multi-Gulley – In…

Chillar Pillar – In…

REMOTE/BACK COUNTY CLIMBS

Underwood Canyon – Big Blue is in…Little activity there this season…

Avalanche Pass – Some of the standard climbs are in but thin such as Adirondike and Avalanche mountain Gully (with a 5.0 rock finish). Not a very good year back there but that could change.

Pharaoh Mountain – In

Gothics North Face – ? Should be great once we get some warmer weather…

Palisades – In…and the lake is frozen!

Elk Pass – In…

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