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Offline KaiT

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conditions in the whites after the rain
« on: September 08, 2011, 04:26:47 PM »
I may get the opportunity to climb this weekend. How does it look like with seepage on Cathedral? Does the Barber Wall seep a lot after heavy rain? I was hoping to climb there. Are there cliffs that would be a better option?

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Re: conditions in the whites after the rain
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 05:25:40 PM »
Oscar dries out pretty quick. The quickest drie out on Cathedral is the Airation Buttress for sure. Sundown seeps as well as the Echo roof area at Whitehorse

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Re: conditions in the whites after the rain
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 07:25:24 PM »
Barber wall stays wet for a while. Ethereal Buttress on Whitehorse dries very quickly. I will bet that things that seep are going to seep until they freeze!
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Re: conditions in the whites after the rain
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 09:41:08 AM »
Barber wall stays wet for a while. Ethereal Buttress on Whitehorse dries very quickly. I will bet that things that seep are going to seep until they freeze!

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I'm now considering heading to Hound's Hump Ridge and the Eaglet. The Eaglet should stay dry and I wanted to do the West Face for a while. What about the routes to the left? Do they tend to seep. Another option we are thinking about is Rumney. There some cracks that I like to do.


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Re: conditions in the whites after the rain
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 10:21:48 AM »
Kai, with the caveat that I do not know which cracks you have in mind at Rumney, I expect most cracks at Rumney to seep through at least Sat.  There is still a lot of shade at Rumney right now and that really makes it dry slower than you might expect.

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Re: conditions in the whites after the rain
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 01:31:06 PM »
Kai, with the caveat that I do not know which cracks you have in mind at Rumney, I expect most cracks at Rumney to seep through at least Sat.  There is still a lot of shade at Rumney right now and that really makes it dry slower than you might expect.


I was thinking of trying Black Jack Crack again and giving Very Nice Crack a try.  But you're right, cracks may not do so well after all that rain.

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Re: conditions in the whites after the rain
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2011, 03:38:46 PM »
Very Nice Crack is up high on the hillside and Blackjack is on a boulder, so they might be dry. BlackJack gets slimy from condensation though sometimes. It's worth a shot.
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