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BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Negative.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
"By the way, regarding Coldstream. Do you guys think the road to the tracks will be plowed at the moment?"

No, I would access from Sugarbowl on skis.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
It was 9F up here last night, 28F right now. Ice sucks, but it should be nice and cold. 82F in my house... heat hasn't been on since 5am.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
Can't you access it through the tunnel to the saddle? It's been a few years...

That ridge above Coldstream holds some of the largest cornices I've ever seen. But, I was always up there in peak conditions for skiing, not climbing.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Donner train tunnels are also in.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
No, I would access from Sugarbowl on skis.

Won't be plowed by this weekend? Really!? :(

Donner train tunnels are also in.

LOL that place is awesome.
I heard of people creating artificial mixed lines up on Donner with a hose. That sounds great.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
I'd say that someone should get out this season when conditions are right and climb the Donner Nordwand, but that'd be light. The Donner Nordwand is for skiing, not climbing.

There is always ice on the north side of Castle Peak...
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:41pm PT

atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
Coldstream.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 3, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
Maybe 1-2 hours. Can't remember for sure, but it wasn't too short. But not too long. Longer than to Eagle Lake sunny falls for sure.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jan 3, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
Short answer: it depends. Low snow in past years meant an easy walk in from the Coldstream tunnel (45 min.). In high snow years, it is easiest (imo) to ski over Lincoln and follow a ski track down and around to ice.

Sugarbowl used to sell a one time $5 pass to top of Lincoln, which was for easy access to benson Hut. not sure if they still do.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 3, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
I'm pretty sure they still do.

Otherwise, I've just begged my way on to access the bc from Lincoln. If you burn, a little nug always helps to convince the lifties. I didn't burn at the time, but always brought a little bribe with me. Worked every time.

Edit; I've also done the dawn patrol thing to skin up the ski area. It's pretty cruiser, and the cat operators will all give you a wave and a thumbs up.
climbingcoastie

Ice climber
Sacramento, CA
Jan 4, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Anyone want to get out and climb Sunday-Thursday?
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Jan 14, 2013 - 05:35am PT
who wants to climb some ice in tahoe this week?
brooks8970

Trad climber
kensington, ca
Jan 14, 2013 - 08:07pm PT
I was up there this past week backcountry skiing and passed by the coldstream ice. It looked to be fully in from my perspective across the valley. FYI, the sugarbowl ticket is now $25.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 15, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Eeyores fantasy is forming. I hiked over to the base on Saturday to check on it.

LL
LL
Credit: Vitaliy M.

1st pitch
1st pitch
Credit: Vitaliy M.
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jan 15, 2013 - 02:02am PT
That actually looks pretty fat for Eeyores.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jan 15, 2013 - 09:41am PT
How much ice gear is needed for Eeyore's fantasy, for protection? I guess it depends on the ice. Looks fun but not sure I have enough screws.
Jon Taylor

Trad climber
Gardnerville
Jan 15, 2013 - 11:38am PT
As Soon as we saw this::
Chouinard and Robinson
Chouinard and Robinson
Credit: Jon Taylor

We practiced on this:: 74ish
Up on Echo Summit
Up on Echo Summit
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Credit: Jon Taylor
Credit: Jon Taylor
Credit: Jon Taylor
Credit: Jon Taylor
Credit: Jon Taylor
Wool Sweater-Wool Knickers 70 cm Axe with Alpine Hammer -- State of the art

So we could go down and do this::
I still have the Fish Pack, Boots, Gaitors and Dachstein Sweater...

55cm Axe with Climax slight upgrade
55cm Axe with Climax slight upgrade
Credit: Jon Taylor
This is pretty early ~74 or 75
This is pretty early ~74 or 75
Credit: Jon Taylor
Credit: Jon Taylor
Credit: Jon Taylor
Frozenwaterfalls

Ice climber
California
Jan 15, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
For taking the lift up, make sure and check "the rules" (whatever that means). Several years ago, I bought a one way ticket up and had my snowshoes and ice pack out so was pretty obvious I was not going to be two planking it. Got to the lift and they said there was a policy of "no metal edges, no ride on the lift" and supposedly this was printed on the lift ticket. I requested they show me where on the ticket this was printed (it wasn't) and why they didn't inform me of this when I bought the ticket. Much irritation on my part ensued. Sent my pack up with a friend who did have his ATs, he used my ticket to do the lift run (he had dropped his stuff at the top of the lift and skied down to see why I wasn't up there yet) and then proceeded to snowshoe right up the ski runs. So, if you have buddies who are lifties, you are probably set. Otherwise, get ready to slog up the slope. Supposedly the "no metal edge" rule was some sort of CA law. Right...
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