Smuggs 12/9/17

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  1. wintersmind

    wintersmind Member

    We climbed Blue Ice Bulge today. I have uploaded two photos to the Vermont Gallery (hope I did that right). It was in nice condition, though a bit delicate with thin ice over flowing water in some spots. Generally conditions are similar to last weekend- South Wall is pretty dry, protected north facing stuff has options. We heard from a Quebecois gentleman (pictured in one of the photos) that Hidden Gully is unclimbable flowing water at the start.
     
  2. Lots of climbing to be had in the notch right now!
    We did Norton Gibney Today. The column was not touching down and required some M4ish shenanigans out left to avoid breaking the free hangers off. In good conditions otherwise. Bring a green and red camelot for the cruxy bits.
    Other notch stuff:
    Blue Ice Bulge - Very good right now
    Blind Fate - Huge! The upper pillar is super fat right now.
    Poster Child looking good
    Ragna - pretty much out.
    EHG looking good.
    Grand Illusion - Good to go.
     
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  3. wild bill

    wild bill Member

    Through the snow today, I do believe I saw that Cloak and Dagger is touching top and bottom. For those who’d want to know. With the cold snap coming then the warm up smuggs is gonna explode, sweet!
     
  4. Rockytop

    Rockytop Well-Known Member Northeast Ice Climbing Guide

    Bill, is the Cloak & Dagger flow all the way to the ground?
     
  5. wild bill

    wild bill Member

    Hard to see through the snow
    But it sure looked like the dagger was touching and the first two pitches seemed there but shifted to the left abit
     

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