Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Crowsnest Ice Conditions

Great weekend for ice climbing in the Crowsnest Pass, Good warm weather and no wind! On saturday Rob King and I checked out Gold creek and Star Creek Falls, we would have found harder objectives but Rob's seven month old son Leo was pretty keen on the grade 2's. Gold creek is open and running, making the crossing a little sketchy for the little pillars on the west side of the creek. Star creek falls is the same as always, lots of ice on the sides and running water in the middle.
Sunday Aaron Hemphill, Rob King and I skinned up to the ice on the west side of the seven sisters, all three lines were in and in really good shape. Our group climbed the Left hand line and the middle line(can't remember the names), lots of fun and the ski out was great.
Chris M

R. King Schralping the pow below the seven sister climbs Middle route (below)

most righter hand route


At 3/07/2006 01:25:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey chris, skiing looks pretty good, how far were you able to drive in?  

Posted by scott harms

At 3/07/2006 07:03:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice pics - thanks for posting.

Just curious: Why is the rock behind the middle route such a different color than that of the right route? Aren't they on the same rock band?


Posted by Brad

At 3/08/2006 08:31:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Atlas road is plowed for about 17km from hwy3 so you can drive right to the normal crowsnest mountain trail head. Brad, the middle route foto is in black and white.

Posted by chris morris

At 3/09/2006 09:08:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey chris, thanks for the info, one more thing, have they been plowing it that far all winter?? 

Posted by scott harms


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