Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
Dru

Lillo-Wet

Recommended Posts

Went up to Lillooet Friday night. rained all night. drove up duffy sat AM in the rain. tube - in at bottom verglas at top. carls berg - sketchy WI6R looking icicles with gushing holes. nothing else much in. went back to lillooet & drove up bridge. now raining heavily. salmon stakes - kinda in. shriek sheep/ night & gale looked kinda in but hard to tell (hidden in the rain). heavy rockfalls observed & one almost hit my car shocked.gif" border="0 drove back to lillooet and headed to marble canyon. rain mostly stopped first 2 pitches of icy bc in but anemic. other routes unconsolidated icicle curtains. 2 parties toproping. headed over to cache creek and down thompson - all routes melted out - back to Chilliwack frown.gif" border="0 800 kms on the car and no ice climbed.

IF a big freeze happens the ice might reform in time for this weekend but otherwise ice in lillooet is gonna be slim to nonexistant next week or so frown.gif" border="0

[ 12-10-2001: Message edited by: Dru ]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Should add that Jade Falls on the Bridge road didnt look too bad but did not want to hike uphill for an hour in the rain to get there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it makes ya feel any better(although probly not rolleyes.gif" border="0 ), there is no ice in sight here for a while at least. frown.gif" border="0

Ontario isnt doing so swell either....a bit of mixed stuff here and there.

Where are the ice gods?

Maybe this means we will be climbing into May or June then! grin.gif" border="0

Keeping the hope, carolyn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the thorough, if depressing, report.

It's rainging down here by the way...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FWIW there seems to be a fair amouunt of groundwater flow and if it evr does freeze up good then routes are gonna be fat... House Of Cards looked like this might be the year to climb it, more ice there than at any time in last 2 years...

sketchy bridge across near night & gale (up near dam), for salmon stakes etc prepare to wade.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I invented a new form of ice climbing.

1) get on a route

2) hang from a screw/bolt/hook etc. and wait for a good climber to climb by you

3) hook a tool onto his or her haul loop

4) get dragged up the climb

I call this Dru Tooling. Perhaps soon I will dru tool my way up many coveted M10+ routes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was formed but might have Melted Out frown.gif" border="0 by now. Rained on on Saturday. bottom pillar looked good but very thin higher up (thin shell of ice over rock. Tied off stubbies?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×