Lake Conditions?

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  1. Juanny

    Juanny Member

    Hey all, has anyone been to Willoughby since the recent heat wave/rain? Wondering how bad the damage was...
     
  2. Rockytop

    Rockytop Well-Known Member Northeast Ice Climbing Guide

    Mindbender, Last Gent, Float, 20 Below, Glass, Tablets all stayed standing. Lots of mud ran down the right side of 20 Below between Glass and it. Not sure if the routes are hollow or safe but they are there and the temp was cold yesterday and 11F degrees again this morning. Sunny today but below freezing so who knows. I may go up and have a look today.
     
  3. Juanny

    Juanny Member

    Awesome, thanks Rockytop!
     
  4. Rockytop

    Rockytop Well-Known Member Northeast Ice Climbing Guide

    Looks ok from a distance but the surface ice is garbage. A crust over 2" of sugary junk you have to dig through on each placement to get a good stick. I bailed after 40 feet up Glass and climbed down. Just not worth it. The approach hike up on firm neve' was nice though! :)
     
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  5. Juanny

    Juanny Member

    Ah bummer! I guess that was to be expected, I'll have to go for shadier destinations this weekend. Thanks for scouting!
     
  6. Bernard Mailhot

    Bernard Mailhot Icebreaker

    Thank for your good eyes and advice Rockytop.
     

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