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Hate to be skeptical, but its been a really dry fall and is barely cold enough, hope u find some goods!

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@Alex: i think it is cold enough it it a high of 10 at the lake, and correct me if I am wrong but I think the climbs are actually spring fed....

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Sad Cebu is for sure, as is Sudden Change and maybe one or two others, and they will have higher likelihood to be formed because they are also lower angle, But a lot of other lines are snowmelt fed - all stuff left of Sep Gully, and/or steep enough to need enough time to bridge vertical. Psychd to hear what you find! I've climbed there as early as Dec 4th (2 routes) and still little enuff snow to drive to 609. But generally you need wet falls....

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I have climbed Ice Dreams as early as 12/3 in 2006 and Sad Cebu as early as 12/8 in 2005. I would think that there is a high chance that these two would be climbable now. I have climbed all different routes at Strobach on 7 different days between 2005 and 2010 with six days being in Dec. and one day in Feb. I often use history for a general guide for ice conditions, for what any of those stats are worth...December is a good time to head up there.

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Looking good there. Climbed primus suckas and a wild variation to sad ce bu, with Tim Stabio today. First on the left looking great. Four different second pitch options. Unholy is huge and fully touching. Drove the milk creek to 1201 to 609. Super quick approach, no sloe shoes. Bleeder project is super close.

Have fun, be safe.

 

Bryan

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Bet first on the left and possibly others are still climbable. You can probably still drive the road to the end of 609, with awd considering the lack of snow fall. Please report back if anyone gets out this weekend.

Would like to keep this as an ongoing strobach conditions thread.

Bryan

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Climbed Ice Dreams and first two pitches of Sad Ce'bu yesterday. Climbs are hanging in there but if temps dont get colder will be gone soon.

 

Other observations:

 

- Primus Sucks looks good

- Responsible Ladies looks a very thin in the middle but all there

- Unholy is starting to turn white; likely out soon.

- First on Left first pitch a little thin off ground but all there; second pitch is huge and looks fun

- Hate Pony is there

 

One can currently drive the road so approach is easier.

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full disclosure, I don't have a sled anymore, still want to go? :wave:

 

Full disclosure: I do have one now and yes I do still want to go! :laf::wave:

 

So little snow right now you in the area you would want an ATV. Maybe a few inches at most in places on the approach

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May I join you if nobody goes to Lillooet with me, and I decide against a solo trip?

 

Or perhaps you join me, eh?

 

Temps are good for ice areas, town of L-et proper is much warmer so not a good one to judge by.

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Sorry if this doesn't fit the thread definition (condition report) but...

 

Is there truly top ropable ice at Strobach? I have heard that there is.

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