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WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Jan 3, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
have heard lots of people talk about the approach back there being a ways, how long does it take to get back there?
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 3, 2013 - 01:29pm 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 - 01:33pm 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 - 01:37pm 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 - 03:48pm PT
Anyone want to get out and climb Sunday-Thursday?
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Jan 14, 2013 - 02:35am PT
who wants to climb some ice in tahoe this week?
brooks8970

Trad climber
kensington, ca
Jan 14, 2013 - 05:07pm 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 14, 2013 - 09:44pm 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
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Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jan 14, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
That actually looks pretty fat for Eeyores.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jan 15, 2013 - 06:41am 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 - 08:38am PT
As Soon as we saw this::
Chouinard and Robinson
Chouinard and Robinson
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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
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55cm Axe with Climax slight upgrade
55cm Axe with Climax slight upgrade
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This is pretty early ~74 or 75
This is pretty early ~74 or 75
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Credit: Jon Taylor
Credit: Jon Taylor
Frozenwaterfalls

Ice climber
California
Jan 15, 2013 - 11:30am 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...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 15, 2013 - 11:39am PT
Saweet shots Jon!!
PatCleary

Social climber
Rohnert Park, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 07:04am PT
Anyone willing to tolerate climbing with a newbie this weekend? I'm psyched to get on some ice, but can't find a partner for this weekend. I have my gear, and I'm happy to belay and buy beer.

Pat
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 16, 2013 - 08:18am PT
Pat, it might be a bit too warm for ice climbing in Tahoe this weekend. If I was you I would try Lee Vining instead.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.94552525820741&lon=-120.12176513671875
PatCleary

Social climber
Rohnert Park, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:13am PT
Yeah, I checked right after posting that, and realized it was probably just going to be a ski weekend. Unless anyone wants to head out to Lee Vining.

Pat
sharperblue

Mountain climber
oakland, california
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:21am PT
LVC Main Wall (top and bottom) and Chouinard obliterated this past weekend by a massive invasion of guided groups. Lots of hooking beaten out and shattered placements if that's your cuppa until it heals.

On the upside, only one party was on the North side of the canyon piecing together an excellent and well-protected three pitch meandering route up the slabs and vertical steps on the toe - that area is in beautifully
DS66

Mountain climber
Dislocated
Jan 18, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
Anybody been in to Cold Stream canyon this week? Anybody want to go in early am tomorrow?

Thanks,
Dan
bit'er ol' guy

climber
the past
Jan 18, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
Yeah, should nice a mellow at Lee Vinning on a three day weekend.

Good call.
Mr_T

Trad climber
Northern California
Jan 19, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
Anyone know if there is ice left at Coldstream?

Planning to head up on Tuesday, but its looking like it's going to be warming during the day. Night time seems to stay low.

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