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LYleK

Yak Conditions?

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Just wondering if anyone has beta on Yak conditions at present? I seem to remember that it streaks wet 'til the snowcap is gone but if you've got a recent conditions report to post I'd appreciate it.

 

Thanks,

lk

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Twas still wet on Feb 27... I was wondering the same thing yesterday. Could see lots of bare rock from Outram looking north, but I believe there was still white on top.

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Funny you should ask. Wayne1112 & I went and checked on the Yak yesterday. There was a small amount of water on a couple of the upper pitches of Yak Check, but it was easily avoided. The wind was a bit chilly, but it was balmy as long as you were in the sun. Can we really call that a "winter" ascent?! Pictures to follow soon.

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the road to back of beyond buttress is unpassible due to rockslide about 10km? from the mountain according to wayne's boyfriend, artesonraju...so bring a mtn bike.

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wayne's boyfriend, artesonraju...

Do I sense some jealousy.? I didnt mean to move in on your "domestic partner"

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Thanks for the update, amazing you could get up Yak in early March! It looks like we're back to more seasonal conditions now, so back to cougar we go.

 

lk

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Cougar? the ice in PG?

 

Cougar Canyon - Vernon, BC. Similar rock to Skaha (though more choss), about 150 - 160 routes plus some v.cool bouldering at the bottom. Worth a look if you're passing through but dunno if I'd roadtrip for it. FireArms and Steepers Creepers are pretty sweet, though.

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