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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 idaho
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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
391 points
Apr 17, 2012
Leading Blue Collar Crack.
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
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Apr 17, 2012
Me scaring years off my mom's life
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
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May 7, 2012
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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
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May 8, 2012
Solo Ascent - October 21, 2008 - taken from Scout'...
Pfeiferhorn from S. Ridge of Superior 5/5/12
Pfeiferhorn from S. Ridge of Superior 5/5/12



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
98 points
May 8, 2012
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
21 points
May 8, 2012
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
There it is
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
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May 15, 2012
...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
353 points
May 31, 2012
hardcore unicycle!
Has anyone been up to lone peak lately? If so,what are the snow conditions like? Kyle Blase
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Nov 9, 2011
82 points
May 31, 2012
The route in it's entirety.
utahclimbers.com/phpBB3/viewto... Greg G
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