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Brrr

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Damnation
« on: January 29, 2003, 08:15:39 PM »

Anyone been on Damnation lately?  Wondering about ice dams on the bulges there, had an incident up there last year I'd just assume not repeat.  

I read in the avy bulletin about "naturally releasing ice dams" in o'dell and pinnacle this weekend.  (That's a frightening concept!)

So naturally, we want to go up Damnation on friday...

(why do I like doing this again?)
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smack#2

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Re: Damnation
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2003, 02:46:50 PM »

Naturaly, Damnation is probably the most likely to have ice dam problems, and then North Gully, but it can and will occur everywhere.  I was under the gun in O'dells last Saturday, I witnessed the release overhead, and as someone who spends most of my days up in the ravine, I might not go climbing till the temperatures get a little more consistent.  
Be careful and have fun, no need to get blown off route...
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ice junky

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Re: Damnation
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2003, 05:10:52 PM »

i soloed pinnacle gully today and there are multiple areas for ice dams. i pulled my pick near the top of the intial ice and a geyser started :o. the gully is part brittle and part water running over ice. definitely second your motion not to climb up there until the weather moderates a little more. as for the other gullies, damnation looked good but definitely heed smack#2 advice and as for north, it looked like the ice had melted off the top. central looked like all snow and odell's looked really fat. all in all a good day. climb safe 8)
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