Hyalite Canyon Ice Conditions????

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Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
Leaving PDX on Saturday at 4am. Will there the 28th- January 5 th. Leave some for us. We are hungry. Very hungry, for some bass ass scary ice climbing.

Plaid
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 26, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
BUMP! For Plaidman's palpable stoke for the ice!
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Dec 26, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
Anybody old enough to remember before Alex sent "Winter Dance" it was actually known to locals as "The Fang" ???
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2013 - 12:26am PT
Kicking ass in Hyalite

Credit: Plaidman
Credit: Plaidman
Partner led Switch Back Falls. Top roped 3x.
Then I led Fat Chance at WI 3+ That's our warm up day.
Hernia repair is holding up. Survived day one.
Got 6 days to go. Taking it up a notch tomorrow.
Elevator Shaft and Fat One in the morning.

Plaid
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
The Thrill Is Gone M4 WI4 35 m <br/>
We passed on this one. Maybe later in...
The Thrill Is Gone M4 WI4 35 m
We passed on this one. Maybe later in the week
Credit: Plaidman

Elevator Shaft WI4
Elevator Shaft WI4
Credit: Plaidman
We climbed Elevator Shaft. I top roped it twice and then wanted to lead Fat One.
Too long of a line. We made it a short day. We will hit it again tomorrow

Plaid
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 31, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
Conditions in Hyalite. Beyond fat .
Led a sick fat Palisade Falls.
45 meters. Super chill. Maybe WI 3+ the way I led it. #%^€ing love ice climbing!

Credit: Plaidman


Plaid
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 31, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
Great shots!

Led my first pitch there in '82...
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 31, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
This a pic of a happy Plaid!
Taken just after my lead.
Credit: Plaidman
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Dec 31, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
Did you get a free bowl of soup with that helmet or are you just happy to see me?
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Dec 31, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
Thrill Is Gone looks pretty nice! Fatter than last year for sure.

Thrill is Gone &#40;M4&#41;
Thrill is Gone (M4)
Credit: Vitaliy M.

Starting up Thrill Is Gone &#40;wi4 m4&#41;
Starting up Thrill Is Gone (wi4 m4)
Credit: Vitaliy M.

Thin one looks FATTTT. Last year in early season it was seriously a scary fking lead!

Thin Chance &#40;wi4, but in thin&#41; on the way back
Thin Chance (wi4, but in thin) on the way back
Credit: Vitaliy M.

Can't wait to go already....

You guys should do Dribbles! I think it is the most enjoyable climb out there. With possibility of a route being from wi3/+ to 5 if one chooses a direct line.

The Dribbles &#40;450ft, WI4&#41;
The Dribbles (450ft, WI4)
Credit: Vitaliy M.

Dribbles and Silken falls from Cleo's
Dribbles and Silken falls from Cleo's
Credit: Vitaliy M.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 31, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Studly you should be here Ben and Geoff are on their way.
As for my helmet it is a ski helmet that has a clip that will hold my goggles.
Besides I'm not making a fashion statement. Get your butt out here and
get some of this fat ice.

Leading The Thrill Is Gone M4 WI 4, in the morning.
Feeling good and feeling strong. Super psyched!

Plaid
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2014 - 01:11am PT
This was the pic from my on sight of The Thrill Is Gone
M4 WI4

Got in 4 pieces of gear and 11 ice screws. Got it clean.
Plaid on The Thrill Is Gone
Plaid on The Thrill Is Gone
Credit: Plaidman

During our whole trip
We got 5 leads each. I placed 40 ice screws and my partner placed 29.
We climbed 11 waterfalls and top roped most of them 3x.
Not bad for a cripple just recovering from hernia surgery on December 2nd.
We did all that and hiked 14 miles in 7 days

Plaid
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Jan 16, 2014 - 12:55pm PT
Way to get after it Plaidman!

A cool brief retrospective on Hyalite climbing:

http://www.theclymb.com/stories/featured-stories/pioneering-ice/
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jan 16, 2014 - 10:57pm PT
What kind of gear does the thrill is gone take. Headed that way this weekend. Will get up in hyalite for a day or two and a day at bridger. Send me an email if anyone wants to do some climbing or drink some beers.
Rocky IV

Social climber
Jan 16, 2014 - 11:27pm PT
the thrill takes everything, however with how insanely fat it is this year I'd guess a small selection of nuts and maybe 2-3 cams would be more than enough to get where you can place screws. It's in a chimney so you can't get pumped. Keep in mind that with the high pressure and blue bird skies it'll be getting sunbaked. Screws might melt out if you're climbing slowly.

Enjoy it, one of the best climbs in Hyalite!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2014 - 01:49pm PT
Conditions update please. Most want to get on Cleopatra's Needle.
Don't know how I am going to pay for the gas to get out there.
It will be a rough trip. Over the weekend. Drive on Friday night all night.
Climb Saturday. Then get right back in the car and drive back to be at work on Monday morning.
May not seem worth it. Call me crazy. Got to get more ice at whatever the cost.

Plaid
Aerili

climber
SLC, Utah
Feb 13, 2014 - 06:52pm PT
I, too, would like a conditions update of as this week. Thanks in advance.
Rocky IV

Social climber
Feb 14, 2014 - 01:53am PT
Cleos is huge. Airborne ranger reformed a few days ago.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 20, 2014 - 10:22am PT
They are plowing this week, AND closing the gate at the dam for the remainder of the season--foot/ski/bike travel is permitted beyond that point...
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