12/14 Chapel Pond Conditions?

Discussion in 'New York - North' started by Thumper, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper Member

    Gonna be dusting off the cobwebs this weekend in the Keene Valley area. Anybody have any conditions beta? How's it looking?
  2. Tom DuBois

    Tom DuBois Well-Known Member

    Drove by yesterday. Chuoinards and Crystal look pretty solid. Someone told me last week that Crystal was taking screws even then.

    The pond was frozen and snow covered, but I would not try walking on it for a while.
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  3. We climbed in Chapel Pond yesterday, 12/13. Crystal was building fast and took screws all the way. We traversed high and then down Dogleg to get over to Power Play Direct. Cold temps, brittle ice and high winds made for a challenging climb. Big Brother & Lilith looked like they had had another week of building before they were ready. Pond crossing is at least another week as well, we found out the hard way on our return to the car.

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