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By Rob Man
From SLC UT
Mar 8, 2012
mountain sunset

I hate to say it but, give it up man it's over :(
at least around here...


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By zoso
Mar 8, 2012
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I shouldn't say anything, but GWI was perfectly fine this morning--not mushy @ all. There's still ice out there. Just start early and get off before it warms up.


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By cdec
From SLC and Moab, ut
Mar 8, 2012

Clay,
Inspired?


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By Briggs
From Vernal, UT
Mar 9, 2012
Tangled up in blue

So, I know it's 60 degrees and all, and most everything is a soupy mess...but is there any info on Joe's out there? I would think there would be something in around there.


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By RonB
From Strawberry Reservoir & VA
Mar 14, 2012
Hummm...

What are the odds on climbable ice 1st week of April? Should I just plan on breaking out the rock shoes this trip...


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By Allen Sanderson
From Oootah
Mar 15, 2012

RonB wrote:
What are the odds on climbable ice 1st week of April? Should I just plan on breaking out the rock shoes this trip...



HAHAHAHAHAHA, better off pissing into the wind. The temps have been warm, damn warm, real warm. Things will be rotting and falling down. Way up high you will still find ice but it will be more of ice on the way while doing a snow slog.


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By Mike Washburn
From Orem, Utah
Mar 15, 2012

Beta on Joe's Valley anyone?


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By Matt Selman
From Spring City, Utah
Mar 16, 2012

Ditto on Joe's Valley. Does anyone think this weekend's cold snap will be enough to re-form some routes?


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By Brian in SLC
Mar 17, 2012
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch

Matt Selman wrote:
Ditto on Joe's Valley. Does anyone think this weekend's cold snap will be enough to re-form some routes?


Cold snap? Its 62F right now. Supposed to be near 70F tomorrow.

Nah, I don't think so.

NOAA:

Overnight: Scattered showers. Cloudy, with a low around 59. South southwest wind between 15 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Windy, with a south wind 18 to 21 mph increasing to between 40 and 43 mph. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph.


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By Matt Selman
From Spring City, Utah
Mar 18, 2012

I don't know what NOAA you're looking at Brian. NOAA for Joe's Valley Dam:
Sunday: High of 37, low of 23
Monday: High of 31, low of 19
Tuesday: High of 37, low of 29
Conditions in SLC don't really reflect conditions on the Wasatch Plateau.


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By RonB
From Strawberry Reservoir & VA
Mar 18, 2012
Hummm...

Allen Sanderson wrote:
HAHAHAHAHAHA, better off pissing into the wind...


That could make for some odorous ice, but it does only take bit of wind will drop the surface temps from above freezing to below freezing. The last few early Aprils I've been out on the lake snowkiting. The mean daily temps are often still on the ice's side then. I'm hoping the north facing walls like at Strawberry will still not be seeing much sunlight too. I'm looking for a trilogy this spring trip: ice climb, ski, and desert rock. The weather may deign me, but I'm in denial till then...


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By Brian in SLC
Mar 18, 2012
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch

Matt Selman wrote:
I don't know what NOAA you're looking at Brian. NOAA for Joe's Valley Dam: Sunday: High of 37, low of 23 Monday: High of 31, low of 19 Tuesday: High of 37, low of 29 Conditions in SLC don't really reflect conditions on the Wasatch Plateau.


Not sure what calendar you're looking at Matt.
Monday and Tuesday aren't the weekend.

Har har.

Cold front really didn't hit Joes until about 5pm today. Before that, fairly warm Friday and Saturday.

Now its c-c-cold! Cold here in SLC too. Good enough to rebuild? Maybe up high.

Some weather conditions actually seem to effect both SLC and Joes (!). This winter storm for example.

I'm always super careful around ice when there's been big warming AND cooling swings.


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By Rob Man
From SLC UT
Apr 14, 2012
mountain sunset

See y'all next season :)


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