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glassgowkiss

Colfax ice

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I saw some pics from a few days ago, and from a distance a couple of lines look to be forming well. This is perfect time of the year to do them, as they usually get buried by mid winter snow. 

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Thanks!  I was thinking with the cold rains followed by warm days and cold nights that NF Colfax and NF Hood should be shaping up nicely.  

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A couple of parties trekked up to the Cosley-Houstan this weekend.  The consensus was it is not quite in climbable condition. The first pitch is very thin and looked to be unprotectable, the first pillar was two skinny, unconnected icicles, the higher pillar a little better.  The crevasse situation is the more difficult obstacle.  While it could be passed by staying all the way climber's right, it would involve pitching out some  scary terrain above a monster crevasse.   Surprisingly, every pitch on the Polish Route was touching down and was better looking than the C-H.  

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5 hours ago, marta5 said:

When do you think it is the ideal time to practice this sport? Do you need a lot of practice to master it perfectly?

Summer is the ideal time to practice climbing, when the rock is sunny and dry.  Can one master anything perfectly without practice?

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