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YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Jan 16, 2011 - 04:06pm PT
Frazil ice doesn't really float, it has more of a neutral density. That's why it behaves more like lava than ice.
j-tree

Big Wall climber
bay area, ca
Mar 25, 2011 - 12:58pm PT
Bump for anyone thinking of going up to check this out now?

A webcam from today of ahwahnee, I'd imagine this bodes well for the tears as well.
3/25
3/25
Credit: j-tree
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Mar 25, 2011 - 01:05pm PT
Not really, plastered with snow does not make great ice conditions. What forms the Tears and others is about 4 feet on the rim, then clear days with sun melt, and cold nights. It has been done in March, but many more ascents in December when we get a cold snap with nightime temps in the teens.

There is plenty of snowpack, but doubtful that we will get nighttime temps cold enough.

Peter
j-tree

Big Wall climber
bay area, ca
Mar 25, 2011 - 01:28pm PT
Accuweather app shows clear 60ish days and 32ish nights all next week after the weekend's snow.
maybe?

what is cold enough?
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Mar 25, 2011 - 01:30pm PT
Low 20's, when the ice really goes off, we have nights in the low teens.

Peter
j-tree

Big Wall climber
bay area, ca
Mar 25, 2011 - 02:23pm PT
sad face. I was hoping to read another tr before the winter finally gave out
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 5, 2013 - 03:40am PT
Fosburg and Shipley did the first ascent of Illilouette Fall, and the right (I think it's the right) side of Nevada Fall, also.. Kevin and Walt also did the first and only full ascent of the 2000 ft Sentinel Falls.
I seem to remember Fosburg posting a fairly detailed account of Illilouette, but I can't find it now.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Jan 5, 2013 - 09:01am PT
Saw something on FB that Jason Torlano & partner just did Windows tears. Was that an old post come to surface or did it just get done? (Hardish to tell on FB......)
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 5, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Julia, it just got done on Jan 1st
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 10, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
I believe Flanders is on his way over there for another lap on the Tears...
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 10, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
Needs an alpine start. Will be at least 5 parties on it tomorrow and 7 on Saturday!
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Jan 10, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
Who did he talk into it Dean? Or should I not answer my phone?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 10, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
I'm not sure, Jeff. We were having a conversation a few days ago about the forecasted LOW temps coming in starting today.....he mentioned the Tears off-handedly....then later, told my wife he was leaving for about a week.

When I plowed out his driveway this morning, I noticed some tracks and his VW bug was gone.....

Anyway, I expect he is over there, and if he hasn't yet, will find someone in the mood...
tom Carter

Social climber
Jan 10, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Could be, but when I talked with Flanders a couple of days ago and he was headed to Colorado.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 10, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
Yeah, Tom...he had mentioned Ouray.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:24am PT
Just spoke with the knucklehead....he's in Ouray.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 11, 2013 - 11:42am PT
hey you guys, from my dining table things are looking promising for the Widows Tears ......


http://wxmaps.org/pix/avnmr.96hr.html


Did it survive the warm spell?
WBraun

climber
Jan 11, 2013 - 11:49am PT
19 degrees F this morning.

The Valley floor is all ice and the roads are R2 ......

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/jspplot/jspPlotServlet.jsp?sensor_no=8288&end=01/11/2013+08:50&geom=small&interval=2&cookies=cdec01

Tuolumne meadows temps this morning at minus -17

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/jspplot/jspPlotServlet.jsp?sensor_no=1643&end=01/11/2013+08:52&geom=small&interval=2&cookies=cdec01
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
Needs an alpine start. Will be at least 5 parties on it tomorrow and 7 on Saturday!


Could this be true?!

No way in hell would I want to be under 3-4 other parties on that thing....
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
I thought that place was full of waterfalls. What else is good?
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