Eastside Ice Festival.....

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 21 - 40 of total 43 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2012 - 06:18pm PT
The late Pete Schoerner on The Fang...Lee Vining Canyon

photo not found
Missing photo ID#215635
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Aug 14, 2012 - 06:22pm PT
Good luck getting Edison to agree with this.
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Aug 14, 2012 - 06:25pm PT
Cool idea but I'd say also try to think of things with more mass appeal than ice climbing to bring the $s in.

I was going to suggest a Film Festival, but it looks like Mammoth already has one, I don't think there'd be enough demand for two so close together.

What about cat skiing at June? I know that's probably a call that the resort officials would make, but it doesn't hurt to push for it. It's probably a lot cheaper to run a cat operation with a dozen guides instead of a mountain full of lifts, lifties, ski patrol, etc.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2012 - 06:27pm PT
Right now we are focusing on ALL other things, rather than June Mountain.

And Julia, this event absolutely can go on without the Roadside area even being used.....but we will work on it.

:)
TFPU

Sport climber
Idaho
Aug 14, 2012 - 06:42pm PT
Its cool yu guys are organizing this but I can't help but think of that line from the movie Snatch: "Weve got beaches here too (in England)" "Yeah well who the hell wants to see them??"

"Weve got ice in CA"

"Yeah well who the hell wants to climb it???"
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
So, here's the deal....last winter, Flanders and I went up to do the north side of Horsetail Falls, which was in the best nick either of us have EVER seen! Alas, I forgot the camera....and the ice was SPECTACULAR!!!!!!

We decided to go back a few days later and get some shots to bolster Flanders' web site....but then....darn if I could not get the uploader working here on Supertopo....so alas, I never posted these fine shots.

Well, that was probably a good thing, as now they can appear here as just one more primer for the Eastside Ice Festival!!!!!!!!

Again, the cold temps and lack of snow allowed for some of the best ice EVER here in June Lake!

Here is Flanders on the first pitch, approaching a formation we dubbed The Tiara.....you'll see why....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259134

Flanders at the lip of the Tiara...

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259135

...and up and over....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259136

As I approached the Tiara, I could see this spectacular cave that had formed underneath it....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259137

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259138

Here is the view of the Tiara formation from above....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259139

On up to Flanders' belay....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259140

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259141

Looking down on Flanders as I lead the 2nd....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259142

My own self in the narrows on the 2nd....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259143

Flanders begins the 3rd, heading for some SPECTACULAR gargoyles of ice....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259146

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259147

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259148

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259149

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259150

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259152

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259153

My own self coming up through the gargoyles.....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259155

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259156

Nearing the summit....Flanders bullets the blue sky....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259154

We rapped down alongside the route....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259157

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259158

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259160

Flanders below the amazing Tiara formation....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#259162


Make ya wanna come and get some?????????

10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Aug 14, 2012 - 08:28pm PT
that feature does look pretty cool
Farouk

Boulder climber
Sylvan Grove
Aug 14, 2012 - 08:44pm PT
Low angle Cali ice is sorta ghey dude... got any good stuff out there????????????????????????????
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Aug 14, 2012 - 08:46pm PT





Why not add the arts also .


Hunting the Elephant !
Hunting the Elephant !
Credit: Fish Finder



Edit: yes this post is multi layered with meaning
westhegimp

Social climber
granada hills
Aug 14, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
Dean

Great idea!

Ingrid and I are there!!!!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2012 - 10:22pm PT
Good input, ya'll.

There is PLENTY of steep and mixed in LVC....I'll get some pics up here soon!
KitKat

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
I'd come down and ski Mt. Wood!
Some Random Guy

Trad climber
San Francisco
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
There is PLENTY of steep and mixed in LVC
yeah but what about the approach? it's not very festival friendly.......gonna have to install some sort of escalator system from above off the 120 by the bridge....maybe increase the size of those pullouts as well....gonna need the extra parking

no wait even better.....a zip line down to the ice!
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Aug 14, 2012 - 11:49pm PT
I'll pay to go.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2012 - 10:35am PT
Bumping for more great ideas!!!

My own self on thin, steep mixed ground in LVC

photo not found
Missing photo ID#236886

photo not found
Missing photo ID#236885
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Aug 15, 2012 - 03:14pm PT
In like Flynn!
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Aug 19, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
Hey Dean,

I know of some people over here in my 'hood who would love to try ice climbing. However, they don't have mountaineering boots and crampons for the vertical nor do they have the cash to blow.

It would be cool if there were vendors that could supply rental gear at a reasonable cost.

Also, when the time comes, send me a PDF of the flyer and I'll post it up at our climbing gym.

Cheers!
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Aug 19, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
Hi DR, What a great idea. One of the things that you can do is to have a centralized place for all the information that visitors will need, and that probably means a website at the least.

There are a lot of computer smart people who inhabit the Taco. I'm not one of them but I know that If you wanted to do a website for free you can create a free blog on a blogsite like wordpress, and then have extra pages (also free) containing all the info (pages for event calendar, lodging options, food, contact info, etc). These pages are very easy to create and edit at any time.

How "reliable" is the Lake ice for ice skating? Would you be guaranteed ice skating on some portion of the lake in February?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 19, 2012 - 12:31pm PT
Hi all, an update.....

There is a website being assembled that will feature ALL of the upcoming events being planned for June Lake. We will include the IceFest on that site, and also have daily updates for ice conditions, both horizontal and vertical.

Phylp, ice skating can always be hit or miss, as when we get good ice, often it will snow on top, ending the party. Historically, the best ice skating conditions are in December...our coldest temps and lowest snowfalls that time of year.
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Aug 19, 2012 - 12:36pm PT
The shot below was taken two days after Flanders and I did this exact same line on the BH. It was the last climb that Flanders did prior to his event. That evening he had his stroke. Neither I nor my local buddy (pictured below), who is also a very close friend of Flanders, had any idea of what had happened to Flanders. We both found out that afternoon on our return to Mammoth.









Let me know what I can do to help out Dean.
Messages 21 - 40 of total 43 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews