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Offline rpdoucette

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spring conditions in the Ravine
« on: March 24, 2003, 12:31:06 pm »
The conditions in Huntington Ravine were very good sunday.  The cold sat night temps made the snow firm and good for walking.  This also stabilized the snowpack into a frozen mass.  Saturday had been warm, following on a warm fri night, so I am told it was a slog through the mush.

Conditions in North Gully were quite good, except the top few hundred feet were dry.  All the other gullies looking good, but anything a bit south facing or exposed - Yale and Damnation bulges as well as ODells Right - are likely to be baked and unstable.  

Climbing on cool days, particularly if it is cloudy and/or follows on a cold night, should be good.  Ice dams would be the only real worry, but we saw none.


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Re: spring conditions in the Ravine
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2003, 02:33:15 pm »
O'Dells on 3/23. The left side is fine and avoids ice dams. Bottom of the middle is good ice with an ice dam halfway up, top portion is a little baked but still looks OK. Right is baked in spots but is still fine, ice dam halfway up. Someone helped themselves to the biners and cordelette at the fixed anchor near the top of the right variation.