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kadyakerbob

TC's conditions?

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down in oregon and thinking about heading up to leavenworth this weekend but curious how the conditions are on TC's? anyone been up there lately and seen how the snow pack is?

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the trip report sounds like its climbable under a wide range of conditions. its probably a lil too early for it but, whatever i'll drive my ass all the way up there like i do almost everyweekend and see how it is first hand.

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True. The same could be said about a wide range of routes.

 

Kinda depends on your tolerance level and minimum safety requirements.

 

Good on ya for getting out thumbs_up.gif

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It's probably in good condition right now, depending on how much snow falls this week loose snow might be a bit of an issue.

I might also be up there on Sunday morning.

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good condition right now, depending on how much snow falls this week loose snow might be a bit of an issue.

 

The question here one should be asking them self is what is Ross referring to? Good for climbing it or skiing it? yellaf.giftongue.gif

 

R0ck on Dr Huckstable thumbs_up.gif

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You better all postpone climbing it until the TR then, 'cuz Ross seems hell-bent on slogging that road every time he has a day off work. FTard. mushsmile.gif

 

On another note, what the hell does that 'do your homework' comment mean? Was that meant for the Chair Peak beta thread? Sure wasn't any useful current info in your link. Not that Jim's anthology TR wasn't excellent. cantfocus.gif

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Don't you climb everything in a suit of armor, or just a metal face mask.

 

I would imagine that TC probably is in right now judging by how cold it was over the weekend. A lot of stuff on the northern aspects has solidify, but the new snow will definately be an issue. Let us know how it goes. thumbs_up.gif

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You better all postpone climbing it until the TR then, 'cuz Ross seems hell-bent on slogging that road every time he has a day off work. FTard. mushsmile.gif

 

On another note, what the hell does that 'do your homework' comment mean? Was that meant for the Chair Peak beta thread? Sure wasn't any useful current info in your link. Not that Jim's anthology TR wasn't excellent. cantfocus.gif

 

yellaf.gif I would also call it more a ski descent than a ski run, to quote Sir Coombs.

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what the hell does that 'do your homework' comment mean? Was that meant for the Chair Peak beta thread? Sure wasn't any useful current info in your link.

 

"Do your homework" was a recommendation for bob to do some research into when TC is, as he calls it, "prime". I linked Jim's post as he comments on the time frame for all 4 of those accents was between April and May. Yes one could climb TC in just about any month of the year... however if bob is hoping to catch it in "prime" conditions he should "do his homework" and find out when that time is.

 

Was not directed at you or the chair thread.

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dont worry big dawg bob has done his homework, and yes i do know when it would be in prime coniditions, but since i dont feel like waiting i am gonna do it tomorrow. dont worry though, i'll be sure to make a great TR, so you can all wish you had gone up and climbed it this weekend too!

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hey don't die.

 

from NWAC:

SNOWPACK SYNOPSIS-

The avalanche danger is HIGH and an avalanche warning has been issued for the Cascades from White Pass northward. New snow of 18-28” has fallen in the last 18 hours from Snoqualmie Pass northward, and is being driven by west winds gusting between 30 and 50 mph. This has caused widespread slab formation along the Cascade crest, and on both the west and east sides of the crest. Slab formation is definitely greater at and north of Snoqualmie Pass where new snow amounts are the greatest.

Edited by wazzumountaineer

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For someone who has done his homework you sure seem to ask a lot of questions... what routes are in, what rack to take, etc etc

 

Still waiting for this TR...

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It didn't look particularly "in" to me when we were up there on 2/17. Check the colchuck/stuart range conditions thread for more of the pics VW took. The exit from the second couloir looked barren of ice from what we could tell. I think it will actually take some warm days instead of more cold to melt that snow and snice a bit and turn it into good ice. :-)

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Typically this route gets done in the early spring when warmer temps have filled in the linking pitches with some ice and caused the snow the couloirs to consolidate.

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This route would be a super fun rock/steep loose bouldery sand with a little snow mixed in climb in the summer.

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I don't really like the skiing or the climbing, what I really like is slogging up roads and through the forest in the middle of the night.

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hey don't die.

 

from NWAC:

SNOWPACK SYNOPSIS-

The avalanche danger is HIGH and an avalanche warning has been issued for the Cascades from White Pass northward. New snow of 18-28” has fallen in the last 18 hours from Snoqualmie Pass northward, and is being driven by west winds gusting between 30 and 50 mph. This has caused widespread slab formation along the Cascade crest, and on both the west and east sides of the crest. Slab formation is definitely greater at and north of Snoqualmie Pass where new snow amounts are the greatest.

 

True dat. There's lots of picturesque crowns popping up lately locally including some monsters that popped all the way to the ground. The latter were earlier in the week though.

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went up there yesterday, who ever said there was a lot of new snow must have been looking at the report for the west cascades. no new snow in leavenworth area, just sun!, but we did hike up and give it a try, but i was wrong its not in yet.and to John Frieh, i ask a lot of questions because when you have to drive 7hrs to check somthing out and its not in! that sucks. so the more info i can get the better.but its all good because we found some sick obscure water ice!!!that we did laps on for hours and hours!!

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its all good because we found some sick obscure water ice!!!that we did laps on for hours and hours!!

 

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