October 26, 2013
All it took was a few days of cold weather to set the stage for the start of the ice climbing season. October ice is so sweet!
Alfonzo, Katie Ives and I figured the best bet for ice would be King Ravine. The aspect is perfect for early season ice. We were right. Not a lot of ice, but real ice climbing. Courtney and Joel also found good ice to climb in King Ravine.
Climbike and partner climbed Odell’s Gully with “Psychological pro only”. They reported climbers on Yale as well.
The Black dike was climbed Saturday by Max Lurie and Helon Hoffer under very marginal conditions.
Pinnacle gully was climbed Saturday by Gaddshady and partner, they found “tenuous ice and dry tooling”.
A few photos of The Great Gully, King Ravine.
Photos: Doug Millen
Lets hope things keep going. The forecast is for cold temps this week which will add to the ice conditions. Next weekend we bring in November. The ice is right on schedule and no warm weather in sight. YES!