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Alpental ice???

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Anybody been up in the Source Lake area within the last couple days?? Anything at all worth pullin the tools out for? Come on, I'm desperate and will thrash on anything!!

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Barry, I have no clue. But if you're up there take a look at the ne slab of der toof and tell us what you find.

 

.. in fact you could set that as an objective and if it's not in, just hike back down the hill and spend the day at cc.com's favorite new crag "the rap wall".

 

Edited by jja

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Will do, taking my 15 yr. old daughter and if we get up there, I'll take a look. Let you know what we find.........woo hoo I'm so excited.

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as of last sunday i'd give you a know on the ice. i haven't made it into source lake this week at all. it was pretty warm m-w and cold since weds night. there's been about 10" of fresh snow in the last 24 hours

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Based on your recon, what would you expect to find on Chair (N. Face or N.E. Butt) this week? Anything?

 

Thanks for the beta,

 

John Sharp

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we found a good half-pitch to scratch our way up just down from the rap wall yesterday. the ice took some decent screws in spots and there was some steep snow and cool mixed moves for added spice. it wasn't much, and most everything else in the area was pretty depressing, but hey, we were ice climbing in washington--what more can you ask for?

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Thats the WI3/3+ pitch that forms pretty reliably every year. Big tree at the top right? 60 m rope?

 

Alex

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you can actually continue the route around the corner past the tree and up a sketch ice pitch with some rock pro

 

good outing

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Alex-

 

This is the climb that is referred to as "Not Quite a Plum" in your guidebook. Despite its name it is actually a fun outing, especially earlier in the season before it gets covered in snow. Is this the same climb that is referred to as Bryant Buttress Left/Right?

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JUSTO said:

This is the climb that is referred to as "Not Quite a Plum" in your guidebook. Despite its name it is actually a fun outing, especially earlier in the season before it gets covered in snow. Is this the same climb that is referred to as Bryant Buttress Left/Right?

 

Justin, ah! No, Bryant Buttress Right is up the hill, the right side of what Roger et al calls the "Hotline Wall". Bryant Buttress Left is the left side of "Hotline Wall". "Not Quite A Plum" is on the map for Alpental as "WI3+" down to the right of the Rap wall, and as a blurb in one of the other routes I think.

 

I will make a note of it and consolidate the names somewhat to avoid future confusion, and will put a note in on the corrections list on wastateice.net

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