Saturday, October 27, 2007

Smears

I just drove up Cameron today. It looks like the alpine smears are coming in. The climbs opposite oil city are verglassed. There looks to be an intersted vertical smear developing behind Buchannon Garden's rock climbs.

I would hazard a guess that Midnight Madness is in, but thin. I haven't had a good look at Sullivan's but nothing there has jumped out. There still has been little snow in the very front range mountains. The mountains up beyond Custer look quite snowy though. It should be a very good weekend for some alpine adventures.

3 Comments:

At 10/28/2007 09:49:00 PM , Blogger Blair Piggot said...

Spent yesterday up in Kananaskis checking things out and everything is pretty thin up there to. We climbed a bit at Kings Creek on very thin ice. R&D was looking very sporty as was First Blood. I think you'd be leading with rock gear, not ice screws. We need some cool weather.

 
At 10/29/2007 04:15:00 PM , Blogger Scott Harms said...

jil and i hiked up to bertha lake and there is ice forming up there, thin but forming. Has anyone climed anything up at bertha? It appears the main falls below the lake would freeze up? Also, off to the right of the lake there appears to be a good sized falls/gully that looks to provide some ice? I would guess the ski approach in winter would turn people off.

Cheers.

 
At 10/29/2007 04:41:00 PM , Blogger chris g said...

I haven't heard of anyone climbing up there, but that doesn't mean much. There is a realy nice looking alpine route that forms halfway up the valley. It has 2 or 3 pitches of ice with a couple of long snow slopes. It doesn't form up early though.

I did have a look at the upper Bertha Falls one year. Very wet, and not very steep.

 

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