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Apr 16, 2012
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Has anyone been up above ten thousand feet in the Wasatch lately? How soft/deep are things up there? Am thinking about the Pfeiferhorn (north ridge) and maybe the grunge coulair on Timp this next weekend. earl mcalister
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Aug 11, 2010
116 points
Apr 17, 2012
North, east, west faces are soft but not bottomless powder. South faces are supportable crust. You would have a hard time approaching without snowshoes or skis. Brendan N. (grayhghost)
From Salt Lake City, Utah
Joined Oct 26, 2006
408 points
Apr 17, 2012
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I tried Broads Fork Twin Peaks just before this latest storm hit via Lisa Falls. The snow was pretty variable until about 9 AM. Then it turned to pure garbage. If you want to get out on south faces, get out early! It's going to be pretty bad spring climbing conditions for a little bit though, snow looks like it'll fall patchily for the next couple days. Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Feb 9, 2012
1,570 points
Apr 17, 2012
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I was thinking about the Pfeiferhorn too. If you get out there, can you post up on conditions? Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
116 points
May 7, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping Fitz
Skinned and skied to the top of Baldy and Devil's Castle yesterday. Very icy on shady aspects until after noon. Skied Deseret Peak today. Icy all day at the top of both couloirs we skied but turned to decent corn and quickly to slush lower down. Very easy and fast crampon travel early in the morning. The Pfeif should be good to go if you get there early to keep the rock frozen in place. We are thinking of doing it Wednesday. earl mcalister
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Aug 11, 2010
116 points
May 8, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Solo Ascent - October 21, 2008 - taken from Scout'...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pfeiferhorn from S. Ridge of Superior 5/5/12
Pfeiferhorn from S. Ridge of Superior 5/5/12



Rock Climbing Photo: S. Ridge Superior 5/5/12
S. Ridge Superior 5/5/12


I went up S. Ridge of Superior on Saturday...
Trevor
From Cottonwood Heights, UT
Joined Jul 18, 2006
140 points
May 8, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: my dog
What would be a good place for some competent climbers and backcountry skiers to go this spring? Eric Bonin
Joined Sep 23, 2007
41 points
May 8, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Hand Jive
Conditions as of a couple days ago. Looks like he was right at the base of Pfeif...

wowasatch.com/Journal-2011-12/...

Looked ok to me ;)
Shaun Greene
From www.UtahShaun.com
Joined Feb 23, 2006
469 points
May 14, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: There it is
Rock Climbing Photo: North East ridgeline of Box Elder
North East ridgeline of Box Elder



Conditions are looking grim for skiing as of Saturday May 12th. Great day to summit though. Early morning snow was solid. Only punched through a few times. No snowshoes required
Kevin Chuba
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Mar 6, 2012
141 points
May 15, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: ...took a 20 ft'er about five minutes after this p...
Skied Pipeline on the American Fork Twin Peaks this morning. Thought conditions were pretty good for climbing and skiing. Ran into a Wasatch Old G on the summit. It wasn't Fred Becky but of the same generation. He had a wooden piolet and duct tape around his gaiters. Sounds like he's been climbing all over the high country. Earl, he saw our tracks on the Pfeif from last week. Didn't catch his name but got me stoked to make some turns.

Also, there's a decent amount of ice up there. Thinner and harder than I'm into but it's there.
Matt Wolski
From Salt Lake City
Joined May 29, 2002
358 points
May 31, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: hardcore unicycle!
Has anyone been up to lone peak lately? If so,what are the snow conditions like? K Blase
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Nov 9, 2011
119 points
May 31, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: The route in it's entirety.
utahclimbers.com/phpBB3/viewto... Greg G
From SLC, UT
Joined Oct 3, 2008
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