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Steddy

any condition reports?

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so did ANYONE climb/check ice this weekend?

no tr's, no nothing, sad story for the ice climbers... cry.gif

A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping. Kenneth Tynan. -- and one that you are. steddy.

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lyle sent some photos around, looks like there is some but not a lot of ice in in the Bridge River

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Keener below Wedgemount Lake was looking good last Thursday but the week's sun may not have been that kind to it. Going to Wedgemount Lake again tomorrow and I'll report back later. rockband.gif It's only a three hour hike to the climb with the current conditions. yellowsleep.gif

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Here's a few pics from the Bridge Canyon north of Lillooet taken last Friday (Feb 11), courtesy of Garnet:

 

Old Dogs New Pics

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A New Leash On Life (some cooler weather may bring the unclimbed second pitch (Unleashed- WCI vol2 page 202) in ...)

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i tried but it snowed well over a foot on my tent sat night and was actively dumping as i put my tail b/tween my legs when i said fuck it. this was in the n.cascades.

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So the temps in Lillooet look like they've been oscillating around freezing and, as a lillooet (and ice) noob, I'm wondering what this means to the climbs.. Are most of the climbs (especially the WI 2s and 3s) at higher elevations than what Enviro BC forecasts? Is it going to be worth checking out this weekend?

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yes there is going to be ice in up there

not thick and fat but north facing stuff will be ok. lillooet is colder than the forecat, and the climbs are at higher elevations than forecast

 

but south facing sunny routes will be sun rotted and gnarly and you should avoid them.

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The question is why would you go to Lillooet this weekend when the weather is showing 100% chance of ALPINATION rockband.gif

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If you have a snowmobile, there are some routes in the North Cascades that are accessible via SR20 past the snow blockade outside Mazama.

 

A route in the Willow Creek drainage (I think this is the correct name) appeared to be in. There also appeared to be some routes in at Rainy Lake. We didn't look at these routes up close, so I am not exactly sure of the conditions or grades. We climbed Friday and Monday on a formation along a roadcut on SR20 just past the hairpin and below Washington Pass.

 

Enjoy! Tyler

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Need a partner for another trip to Lee Vining Canyon leaving portland March 11th for two days of climbing. returning sunday nite approx. I will drive. Ice is REALLY fat down there, see stillcrankin`s Attachment. try jzazzara@hotmail.com

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