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BC ice conditions

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Lillooet: it's pretty much all in, a bit thin.

Thompson: everything but Happy Boy and Crucible are up

Fraser Canyon: mostly in, Jackass and Sailor Bar are good to go. Saw Water Music and Under The Big Top. Krypto Column looks thin, Riddler has a narrow spot, Mr Freeze good to go. The "super secret" unclimbed American Creek pillar is touching down, ssssh.

 

Hope: its all in. Mousetrap good to go. Jet Lag in, The Cure very thin. Medusa not very fat but all there.

 

Fraser Valley: Seabird Falls, Tailwind, Bridal Falls, White Wedding, Never a Bride all in altho Tailwind is very thin in places. Lots of unclimbed ice coming in around Seabird and Tailwind. Hells Lake Falls by the weigh-station is mixed icicles but not yetr a leadable route.

 

Highway 3: two parties reported on Sumallo Bluffs on Sunday. There is now a log bridge. One maybe-new route done, rope stretching multipitch WI5 that looks like a 3+ from the road but is steeper than it looks.

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hey dru, I don't know much about this area, but driving back home today there was a huge concentration of climbs between boston bar and yale, with more ice as you get closer to yale, on both sides of the valley, but especially on the other side of the rail tracks. Some of them seemed real real big. Has all this stuff been done?

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yes on the highway and no on the other side. anybody got a spare river raft? or a truck with rail mods?

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rail riderrs for a f-250 cost $20 ,000.

 

you could buy a mog and one for fern too for that much yellaf.gif

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Here's another one I've never seen before. Just outside of town on 99 at one of the parking lot's near seaton lake. Looks fun, and convienently terminates at a tree.

 

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why not just don scuba gear and drive the mog along the river bottom. just attach a longer snorkel to the airbox.

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jja that is "small creep" forms semi-regularly (like every year or two), WI2

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Entropy (pic attached) at the Soo Bluffs north of Whistler is in, but pretty thin. Nearly every screw was tied off, including those in the belay anchor hellno3d.gif. Take your stubbies and your old picks!

 

None of the other lines on the bluffs were in.

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anybody got a spare river raft?

 

I have a raft. And it ain't no kiddie pool toy, either. Expedition outfitted Aire E140, we could row six people and a week's worth of gear across the river. Siege style first ascent bonanza!

 

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me! me! i want to be fromage's friend!

 

actually you could get away with just a canoe. put-in at spuzzum, paddle down to your route, after keep paddling and take out at yale, car shuttle back to spuzzum.

 

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Some other notes from the weekend:

 

Cherry Ice is in (but a bit thin, used only stubbies).

 

Honeyman Falls had raging water and looked too thin for us.

 

Rambles was sweet.

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Was that you and your girlfriend in the Cherokee by the Rambles on Friday morning? I was the guy in the Tacoma with the tow-strap. wave.gif

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Also - I took some pics of the ice between Sawhorse Creek and Yale that I will post a bit later....

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Hey JayB!

 

Yes, that was me and my wife, Elain. Thanks again for towing us out of thw snow. I owe you a beer. thumbs_up.gif

 

Nice artwork on the back of your truck. That gave us a big laugh. :-)

 

Hope you had a great weekend.

 

Cheers,

Steve

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I stopped at the top but didn't try and go down it. Didn't look like it had seen any traffic.

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Jan. 6 climbed Cherry Ice and Honeyman Falls. Honeyman is definitely in and rock solid, great route, -20 though.

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Note on Honeyman: As soon as it gets near 0C it starts to collapse in on itself pretty quickly due to the sheer volume of water flowing underneatth, and can be pretty sketch after a few warm days. Not to throw out any bad mojo, but I'd consider it one of the more dangerous routes around Lilly due to this unpredictablility. Just something to consider as you venture up in warming conditions. Fun climb, though.

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