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Flanders!

Trad climber
June Lake, CA
Jan 18, 2013 - 09:00pm PT

How many assents of the Tears has been made over the years ?
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jan 19, 2013 - 06:33am PT
afternoons are getting warm, is it still there?
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Jan 19, 2013 - 08:23am PT
Was all there as of 1-19 at 4pm as was Silver Strand
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 19, 2013 - 09:05am PT
There's a lot of confusion about how many ascents it's had. I just read a link which said a few dozen ( http://rockice.amgbusiness.com/lates-news/widows-tears-rare-repeat ), but I've heard estimates of less than 15 before this season.

I know Chappy did it twice, Dan has done it, Dale and Ron. Seems like Dean's done it. Mark would know better about the 70's and 80's.

It is a good question, and ascents should be as memorable as they are rare.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Jan 19, 2013 - 09:27am PT
I'm still trying to figure out who all has done it this year?

Jason and Greg - 1/3
Kim and Rick - 1/12
Brian and Paul - 1/13
Kevin, Trevor and Kurt - 1/15
The Rangers/Ed ???



Rock and Ice blerb on Mountain Project fails to mention all the parties before Kevin, Trevor and Rick, especially Greg and Jasons
WBraun

climber
Jan 19, 2013 - 09:50am PT
The rangers had to divert over to the Silver Strand instead because Kevin, Trevor and Kurt were ahead of them at the base that day ......

Norwegian

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Jan 19, 2013 - 09:54am PT
dude.
i want.
the life.
of brian.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 19, 2013 - 10:13am PT
Hey Werner, do you know anything about that rope that Kim and Rick dropped? They already have sacrificed it to the gods but I thought it would be cool if they could get it back.
WBraun

climber
Jan 19, 2013 - 10:20am PT
Wayno, I know nothing about it, sorry .....
Flanders!

Trad climber
June Lake, CA
Jan 19, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
Werner, is that how you get now ropes ?
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:06am PT
!I believe the rope is still up there coiled at the first belay.
Brian Biega

climber
Truckee, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
'Pass the Pitons' Pete and all-

The World Waterfall Database shows great details for the surrounding area:

http://www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com/waterfall/Widows-Tears-46/

Cheers, Brian
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 11, 2013 - 01:43pm PT
http://mammutathleteteam.blogspot.com/2013/01/widows-tears_21.html

Didn't see this mentioned in the thread yet.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 11, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
hey you guys might be interested in this route. It is located about 3 hours north of vancouver and rises straight out of Seton lake. Literally you have to step out of the boat with crampons and tools ready for action!

there are two routes here - both continuous flows of about 9 pitches, ...
there are two routes here - both continuous flows of about 9 pitches, going at grade 4+ to 5.
Credit: Bruce Kay


They are measured at 420 meters in elevation gain, which equals 1386 ft by my calculation. There is at least one other route in the Bridge river zone (the gift) that is similar in length, continuity, difficulty etc. Of course there are longer ones in the Rockies like Slipstream and polar circus. At least I think they are longer. Also back east is Le Pomme Dor in Quebec, maybe the most beautiful continuously long waterfall route in north America.

Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Feb 12, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
Great ascent

I want Paul to call me the next time it's formed like you found it

That Stewart Johnson guy looks a little worked over,
how old is he, ~70ish, good on him for dragging his ass up it.
He looks familar, maybe I've seem him around before
(this post is a troll)
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Feb 12, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
has anyone climbed that Seton Lake flow?

not to be a doubter, but it sure doesn't look like 1,000+ feet long
melski

Trad climber
bytheriver
Feb 14, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
I really,--really,,hate california,,,blue sky ice,,bikinis,all in one state,,
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 14, 2013 - 11:33am PT
Bruce Kay - has anyone climbed that Seton flow and if so, when?
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
Jul 15, 2013 - 11:16am PT
^^^
http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=872171

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1254962&tn=37

http://westcoastice.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/new_climbs_upto2012-v7.pdf

ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 15, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
wow! great info in those links -- thanks

Bruce was also featured on the cover of the 2009 CAJ, climbing a new ice route called Piss and Vinegar at Seton Lake. WI5,9 pitches,420m or 1,400 feet. Being in Canada, and located on a lake, access was of course by canoe.
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