Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Wall lake ice

Originally uploaded by cgoble72.
I was up hiking to Wall lake on Sat. I was surprised that there was an inch or two of snow almost all the way up. At the border things obviously got thicker than down at the trailhead. With the socked in weather, I would guess there would be about 4 or 5 inches by now.

We didn't get to see midnight madness, but for this next weekend I would guess it would be quite thin. Probably not protectable, but good for mixed climbers.

An interesting route was looking to form up on the back left side of the lake. I don't think this is one of the many ice routes Dave Stephens and Blair Piggot have put up in the area. It normally doesn't thicken up much during normal season (from what I can tell). Plus the avy danger is pretty crazy. Give it a few weeks though and it could be a good alpine climb.

Another shot is also on line.


At 11/01/2005 09:12:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chris has anyone ever linked up all three warden gullies in a day?


Posted by chris morris

At 11/01/2005 10:43:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure. It shouldn't be too bad. The only difficulty is the middle one. It is pretty low angle to even call a climb. It shares the same start as the right gully. After that it is hard to tell where the ice is and where the snow is. It used to have 60 degree ice for a pitch, but that was mostly snow that had turned to ice from thaws.

Try linking the thre choice lines. I believe Josephson did that some time back - soloing them I think. 

Posted by chris goble

At 11/01/2005 04:29:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you guys up to anything on saturday? Looking to do something as I'm baching it for the weekend. 

Posted by scott harms


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