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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2014, 09:02:53 AM »
Pinnacle was climbed on Sunday. apparently it was thin, with open water in the middle of P1. Oedll has been climbed with P 1 & 2 OK, but the top was all waist deep (or deeper) snow!
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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2014, 12:51:10 PM »
Stuff is coming in pretty well.
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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2015, 06:47:32 PM »
Yeah, I know it's almost May. With that said I have done Pinnacle pretty late in April and with the recent cold and snow on Mt Washington - anybody know what Pinnacle might actually be like? Just curiuos!

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2015, 08:51:19 PM »
Was up 10 days ago, found screws to be bad and the right side a torrent.  The left side was running too, snow levels were down 36" in the fan.  We opted to downclimb Odell's, being careful to aviod water channels. You'd really be stretching it, the volume of moving water at this point would have me really concerned.  Go find a sunny crag!
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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2015, 07:15:25 AM »
Thanks Chris. That's all I needed to know. It's what I expected!

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2015, 10:05:02 AM »
I climbed Pinnacle once on April 30th and it seems like this Spring was just as cold. We started early and had descended (off the backside of the Pinnacle into Odell's then over to South) by about 9am. Then we climbed Pinnacle Ridge and heard stuff crashing down in the gully the entire time.

That year there was no real signs of running water in the gully while we were on it. Stuff was running later in the day though as it got very warm.

I would say it's possible with a very early start and a quick ascent, but the only way to know for sure is to go look and be prepared to walk away if it doesn't look safe.
 

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2015, 10:44:20 AM »
JB,

Yeah I've gotten it late but I don't think as late as April 30. Probably close to it though and like you it was a very early start and off it however didn't do the link up that you did. Now that's a good day out!

I was thinking of going and taking a look Sunday if there was a definitive "yeah its still probably OK" but since I have allot of travel that's essentially gonna keep me gone until Memorial Day I think this weekend will be all rock climbing!

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2015, 08:08:55 AM »
I was in Berlin on Tuesday getting work done on the wife's car. At 9:30 it was 34 degrees at Pinkham and there was a ton of fresh snow on the upper 2000' on the mountain. Central looked fully covered. That said, I rode Dolly Copp from Randolph to Rt 16, below the start of the Auto Road and it was upper 40's at close to noon! IMO you would definitely need a VERY early start to safely climb anything.
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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2015, 04:59:35 PM »
Anybody know what king's looks like? going up Saturday. Wondering What kind of snow and ice conditions are left.

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2015, 08:46:41 PM »
Anybody know what king's looks like? going up Saturday. Wondering What kind of snow and ice conditions are left.

there have been people skiing the east snow fields as of today. that said I would imagine anything in the way of ice up there would likely crapola. .
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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2015, 04:05:52 PM »
Does anybody know what the melt out looks like in Huntington's? I'd like to head up and do a rock climb up there but I'm not sure how sketchy the approach is right now.

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Re: Mount Washington: Huntington, Tuckerman, Kings Ravine, etc.
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2015, 10:43:12 PM »
We were at Square Ledge on Monday and it looked like Huntington was almost completely melted out.  I honestly didn't pay great attention to it though....