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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2013 - 09:28am PT
Well, today through the next five or so, daytime temps will be into the 40s-
So,,,,getterdone quick, or wait till the next big freeze...
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 2, 2013 - 09:43am PT
I wanna see pics from the current ascent! Post em up bergbryce!
TruckeeTrustafari

Social climber
GLACIER WAY
Jan 2, 2013 - 10:38am PT
PICS OR DIDN'T HAPPEN!


-6 this morning on my way into work. Brr...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2013 - 10:55am PT
I WISH i could be sure of the condition--little valley gts sun - which is above the falls, and the creek is steep as it drops into the valley.. Thinkin its in now,, and HOPING that they can get parking- it would be really cool to see that falls get a second ascent ,,,after THIRTY FIVE years lol!




gawld-darn,,, THIRTY FIVE YEARS??????
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:23am PT
I would do it if I lived closer. No matter if it gets a 2nd or 3rd or 4th soon, I will do it some day just for the lulz. Ice tends to b a little different every year, even every week or day at times. Seems like a fun outing!
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:24am PT
fyi... there is a plan in place. more later.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Youll have to avoid private property up there.. Even asking permission could be a key? Unsure of the current situation.

and temps are going back up the rest of the week..
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Jan 2, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
It's sucks

I'm not trying to be a dick.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
huh? What sucks?


If you mean its no Widows Tears ,, i am fully aware of that. Been there??
The Old Man

Mountain climber
Jan 2, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
huh? What sucks?

It's
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Jan 2, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
sorry {it}

Access sucks

I don't like trespassing.

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 2, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
Kinda hard up for ice back there...it would appear.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 2, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
Thus why I sold my old tools years ago and haven't bothered to buy new ones. Anyway that does look like fun. An easy warmup solo BITD.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2013 - 07:34am PT
we arent hard up for ice here- coldstream canyon, echo, kirkwood, emerald canyon etc etc etc.

This is simply a hidden little jewel of a climb near the valley floor that has had only one known ascent ever.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 3, 2013 - 07:50am PT
Yeah....but do you have any steep ice? Went to Lee Vining a few years ago.....kind of low angle.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2013 - 07:53am PT
Yep- try Kirkwood,,or Coldstream,, or the Inertia tube at Emerald canyon- dead vert stuff for a lot of it..long climbs like Maggies Peak and others as well. And of course, Carson Pass has several totally hidden things that often bleed perfect smooth blue ice.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 3, 2013 - 07:57am PT
Great.....maybe I'll come out some day. Who knows....perhaps I can draw the "inner liberal" out of you?
Heading to Sedona on Saturday for three days of sunny rock!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 3, 2013 - 08:00am PT
Seen some lines in Kirkwood that were steep but access across property seemed questionable. Climbed everything in Eagle Lake (Emerald Canyon?) short or low angle even put in 3 bolt M7 there. Lee Vining isn't steep enough for the drive and hike.

Stuff here is rarely thick (excluding LV) and in your face. It tends to be obscure and feel like you are scratching for stuff while dreaming of Valdez.

Left Alaska for the Rock down here but ice here is like Rockclimbing in the chugach. Yeah it exists and some of it is actually fun but it ain't exactly an ice climbers dream.

Anycase have something lined up for Rons climb.. cause it does look fun.

Then again perhaps I just did not hook up with the right locals when I got here. Ron has certainly listed some stuff I never heard of.

Cool! Mebbe it's time to get some of these new fangled leashless tools
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 3, 2013 - 08:10am PT
You guys have any pics of lines around angora lake/kirkwood area?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2013 - 08:12am PT
Stewart Johnson ( ALPINE STEWIE) and crew have done several fine steep ass lines at Kirkwood, as well as pioneering Maggies peak and many others, He is the go to guy for ICE info round here.!

Somwhere in here is another ice thread with lots of pics from Stewie and others..And JD,, my liberal side is always near the surface.. For SOME things..;-)
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