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Offline ralbert20

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General conditions?
« on: January 24, 2017, 11:38:47 AM »
Ice was falling/ debonding all over the place this weekend.

How is it holding up/ refreezing this week? Specifically Frankenstein amphitheater, Great Madness, etc. 

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Offline dave095790

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Re: General conditions?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 08:50:26 PM »
Rob - have you seen this:

http://www.neclimbs.com/index.php?PageName=iceConditionsReport

??

J/K, I know you know it.  It actually has old info (19 jan).

I'd also be very interested in an updated condition report... seems like a mild mid winter stretch. 

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Re: General conditions?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 07:57:43 AM »
Sigh - yes, of course I have seen it. It is usually updated on Thursdays, but I am thinking of climbing tomorrow, so was looking for something a bit more updated/ current.


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Re: General conditions?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 07:42:28 PM »
I think things are in fantastic shape with some exceptions (Bob's, Cave Route, Chia)... harder routes are looking great (Repentance, Diedre, Unicorn, Super Goofer's, Black Pudding Gully, Penguin, Dracula), Webster routes look great, Willard looks great though Snotsicle is struggling to form... Instagram is covered with great pics of Fafnir and Dike... really things look sweet!

Check out my recent instagram for some pics from this past week:

https://www.instagram.com/nealpinestart/

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Re: General conditions?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 06:22:11 AM »
I agree. its rocking except for skinny stuff that gets too much sun.

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Re: General conditions?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2017, 10:56:27 AM »
Shoestring was just "OK" last Sunday. The warm temps didn't help out the cause much. Still a good outing but I would be curious to see how Green Chasm and the other gullies fared.
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Offline dave095790

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Re: General conditions?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 05:28:20 PM »
Anyone have any specific condition report for the Dike?  Is it possible to bypass the rock traverse via ice?  Any recent pics?

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Re: General conditions?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 04:26:22 PM »
Anyone have any specific condition report for the Dike?  Is it possible to bypass the rock traverse via ice?  Any recent pics?

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Offline maznev

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Re: General conditions?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2017, 04:14:48 PM »
It is possible to climb the ice runnel from the bottom, but it looks a bit thin. Last Sunday, we did the traverse. This Sun., we saw one party climb the ice runnel directly, while another party opted for the traverse. Fafnir has a lot of ice, no rock gear needed.