Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Local ice conditions photos

Some of the ice in SWPA is still in decent shape! For today...
Laura and I spent a few hours today checking some of the local ice climbing areas.  Some were in bad shape and will surely fall down, while others...  well they look good for now and will hopefully survive the warm spell ahead of us.  Today temps at the different crags varied from 46 to 36°.  The forecast is calling for temps up into the mid 50's and possibly even 60° over the weekend with cooler weather coming after that.  Looks like dry tooling until then. Speaking of dry tooling, we did spy a few new lines that may receive some attention over the warm up.  Keep posted for details on that.  For now on to the current conditions

IRISHTOWN, Lower wall

Mouth of Madness WI5- and The Prow WI3 M4R, started, but never filled in
Dynamite M6+ is waiting for you
Dirty-T M4+ ready to go...
New dry tool line? #1
New dry tool line? #2

OHIOPYLE, Lower Meadow Run

Laura walking across the bridge on approach
Ice lines are sunbaked and never fully formed
Main Flow WI3+ will need to reform
Anger Management M6 and Caveman M7 were climbable 
The start to Captain Caveman M7

Elsewhere in SWPA

This 200' beauty was sweet!
The Sick-le WI5+ M6 free hanger is 40-50' long currently and
 still not touching...Going down, in a bad way!

1 comment:

  1. How are things looking with this cold snap Tim? Keep me updated. If we can get a prolonged cold spell I would love to come for a visit.