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AlpineMonkey

2009/2010 Washington Ice

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We had great weather and conditions on HH just the day before you were there. Hero ice too. Sorry to rub it in. Hubba_Hubba_2010_016.jpg

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I drove up the canyon on Wednesday, turned around at Barney's Rubble due to fog and darkness. Careno Left is pretty much gone, Right has been reduced to a single, sad looking pillar. Last night was sort of chilly but probably far from what we need for ice. Personally I'm hoping for a mild February and an early rock climbing season.

 

In a strange turn of events we headed west to escape the shitty weather and had two awesome days at Index...

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I drove up the Icicle today. nothing in, except for what appeared to be a delaminated Hubba Hubba. perhaps the crowds at the base have a report. All of the rock is soaked too, so no rock climbing either.

 

I'm with Max for an early spring.

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Some fat ice up by cascade pass: lower north face of J-Berg

 

Most obvious/well-formed line:

IMG_6596.JPG

 

Most of the bowl:

IMG_6628.JPG

 

Full perspective:

IMG_6622.JPG

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I realize this is a bit far from Washington ice, but I thought most of you would enjoy the ice porn and that maybe some of you would be motivated to make the drive and actually climb.

Here are some photos showing the Weeping Wall (location of Polar Circus and many other routes) on the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National park, Alberta, Canada. I took them on Monday the 25th. I don't know what the conditions are normally like, but based on the photos I found after a quick search on google images, it looks to be in pretty fat condition. Much to my dismay I didn't have any of my climbing gear on this trip. If I did, I probably wouldn't ever have come back.

The whole thing

[img:center]http://lh3.ggpht.com/_ansEpFOcjYo/S2CI-QIhcUI/AAAAAAAAEn0/Xo8M1K93lEg/s640/IMG_7049.JPG[/img]

 

The bottom

[img:center]http://lh3.ggpht.com/_ansEpFOcjYo/S2CI-kx0--I/AAAAAAAAEn4/Te5PjMJrczU/s640/IMG_7050.JPG[/img]

 

Closeup

[img:center]http://lh4.ggpht.com/_ansEpFOcjYo/S2CI_AmX_TI/AAAAAAAAEn8/zGE83c3IRs0/s640/IMG_7051.JPG[/img]

 

The top

[img:center]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ansEpFOcjYo/S2CI_a3Ez9I/AAAAAAAAEoA/BMJkGMBZ6A8/s640/IMG_7052.JPG[/img]

 

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