Upper Yosemite Falls: who is the FA on the ice climb?

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Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:31am PT
Has the waterfall on Basket dome been ice climbed? Surely it must freeze over?
Walleye

climber
El Portal On the Merced Riviera
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:33am PT
Well, I'm glad we got that settled.
WBraun

climber
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:37am PT
Hahaha yeah

Jaybro, This one?

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:46am PT
Cat's outa the bag...
Stuff yerself into knickers Walleye, ASAP.
We gotta get there 'for them other boyz!
Walleye

climber
El Portal On the Merced Riviera
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:46am PT
Yeah right. Nobody goes out to climb that rig when the weather is good (read approach too far) hence nobody will go for the ice if and when whenever.......

Basketcase Jaybro, Basketcase........

Seriously though, really,......... seriously.. There is not enough flow at the cold times of the year for that thing to be doable.

Tarbaby, I'm in my leather laderhosin sp.. Lets go!
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:52am PT
I plead the Basketcase defense.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2008 - 02:01am PT
you can plead that case, Jaybro, those days are long past...

blue cheer to you, dude...
rwedgee

Ice climber
canyon country,CA
Dec 19, 2008 - 02:17am PT
We were the only people in camp 4 but that night. Widows Tear came down @ ~2am. We hiked the falls and top roped the top 2 pitches in '03(?) Got soaked as the temps went higher and higher. If you peeled the wind would take you away so you had to jug with crampons(a 1st for me) and start over. Fun outing, A+ for exposure.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Eastside
Dec 19, 2008 - 10:56am PT
A+ for expouser is right!

Thanks for that.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 19, 2008 - 11:24am PT
As usual, Tar hits the nail on the head!!!!1111
spyork

Social climber
A prison of my own creation
Dec 19, 2008 - 01:25pm PT
If you act quick Ed, there are ice screws on the front page.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2008 - 02:55pm PT
Ice screws?! We don't need no stinkin' ice screws!

got lots more than I ever use these days... cold averse partners...
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
somewhere without avatars.........
Dec 19, 2008 - 03:34pm PT
I like Werner's thinking...

I always laugh when I see/read about people clamoring to get to Lee Vining. There is SUCH good ice throughout Cali, if you just think a little and are willing to walk farther than 500 yards from the road. Pretty typical, lazy climber mentality though. But, hey - as long as guys keep playing on WI3 noob routes in LV, the really good ice is left for others.
fosburg

climber
Dec 19, 2008 - 08:02pm PT
Klaus was right! I've been seemingly usurped by none other than the man himself. For the record: Walt Shipley and I climbed the actual Nevada Falls. I don't think anyone else did it that year though it was in thicker than usual. Jeff Hornibrook and I climbed the obvious flow to the observer's right several years prior.
Walleye

climber
El Portal On the Merced Riviera
Dec 19, 2008 - 08:14pm PT
And the Score officially is:

Old English 800 Malt Liquor 1

Lotus Flowers 0
hossjulia

Trad climber
Eastside
Dec 20, 2008 - 11:36am PT
yeah, Lee Vining ice is pretty much dead.

(As I look out my window at a frozen waterfall.)
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Dec 29, 2012 - 09:05am PT
Nevada Falls must have been awesome.

I agree, for example, I hear there are some lines at June Lake.

Still LV ain't that bad. Try ice climbing in Ireland. Perhaps in a Blue Moon. In a very good and cold winter maybe North Prison Gully on Lugnaquillia in the Wicklow Mountains.

Now, Ben Nevis and Glen Coe (and carignhorns etc) in wee Scotland...
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 29, 2012 - 12:07pm PT


I always laugh when I see/read about people clamoring to get to Lee Vining. There is SUCH good ice throughout Cali, if you just think a little and are willing to walk farther than 500 yards from the road. Pretty typical, lazy climber mentality though. But, hey - as long as guys keep playing on WI3 noob routes in LV, the really good ice is left for others.


Huh?
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Dec 29, 2012 - 12:21pm PT
Old posts, funny stuff.

Anyone else notice how thick the sarcasm is in my last post?

Probably not.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 29, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
I know of a 1000' waterfall that freezes reliably every winter in the Sierras.
It is called Too Far To Walk Falls.
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