Catskills 01-29-16

Discussion in 'New York - North' started by Mountain Skillz, Jan 29, 2016.

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  1. Mountain Skillz

    Mountain Skillz Climbing Guides Northeast Ice Climbing Guide

    Ravines are good
    Moores is thin but doable
    Palenville Corner is thin but doable for the hearty
    Notches are good
    Devils Kitchen is good
    Dark Side is good
    Asbestos is baked
    The Chasm has been climbed
    Kaaterskill meh.....but doable

    Tally ho!!!!!!!!
     
  2. SpencerB

    SpencerB New Member

    Anybody been out this week or have any ideas on how thing might have held up through the warm spell?
     
  3. Mike R

    Mike R Well-Known Member

    Unsupported ice e.g. smears on vertical rock slab, was falling down Tuesday afternoon, while low angle, well-footed ice was still fat (albeit a bit grainy and weak after 3 days a warm + 1 cold night). BUT THEN there was 60 degrees and heavy rain yesterday, so I expect just about everything is down on the ground or in stay-far-away condition until further notice. Sux
     
  4. Mountain Skillz

    Mountain Skillz Climbing Guides Northeast Ice Climbing Guide

    Surprisingly the ice is still visible from the road. Problem is it's not going to be attached to the earth. It will be hovering just above it making the ice a fairly scary endeavor. Let it heal over the weekend/next week and by next weekend I think we will all be slaying the dragon again.

    The ravines looked blown out.
    Moores has ice but I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole.
    Stoney Clove has ice but I'm gonna stay away from that stuff as well.
    Dark Side is likely to be weak.
    Devils Kitchen=sketchball.

    Either head to the Dacks if you have to have an ice fix or go to the Gunks and crank some roofs.
     

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