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Acid baby - Its rock climbing time!

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A quick report after scooping Acid Baby this weekend.


The route is dry except for the pitch off the ledge. I did some icicle bashing and some lie-backing on an upside down verglass coated horn to get through the 10m of the ledge, but after that beautiful clean, dry, granite. Other than that the goods are for getting.


Brought the rack suggested in Cascades rock,...great.

1x4, 1x3, 2x#2 -> .3, 1x blue and purple metolius 10 slings/draws are plenty


The road is essentially snow free, bring a bike. The effort required to ski anything below the lake makes skis a questionable tool at best unless you are heading up to ski in general.


I think walking on across the middle of the lake is at an end for the season except for those who are quite bold.


Let it begin.




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What no cross training on the shady side of the canyon? Way to build the stoke for rock when ice is still going off.

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I'm hoping to give it a go over memorial day weekend, based on the Approach/descent conditions you had while you were up there, is it worth bringing crampon compatible tennies and a light tool?

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