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Jan 3, 2013
aed
Anyone been to Nightfall, Cascade or Manitou?
Thinking of a trip next weekend, hoping for a conditions report.

Thanks!
aed
From Jackson, WY
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Jan 5, 2013
Cascade is pretty fat (leadable), Nightfall gets pretty thin at the top, and risk throwing down rocks as you top out if you're not careful, not sure if the last 30 feet or so would take a screw, (we top roped it) lots of other smaller formations in the canyon were in too so worth the trip, didn't make it to the manitou, but most likely stuff is in. oriandark
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Jan 6, 2013
aed
Thanks for the info!
Did you hike up the rivers?
aed
From Jackson, WY
Joined Aug 19, 2009
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Jan 11, 2013
yes oriandark
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Feb 11, 2013
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Anyone know what conditions are like at Casket Quarry? Are the ice routes on the ends in? Or is it mostly dry? Pictures would be nice too! Thanks. Gokul
Joined May 9, 2011
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Feb 11, 2013
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Casket Quarry is completely dry. There is no ice. The water table was not high enough this fall to form ice. Same deal at Manitou--no ice to speak of. Bryan Karban
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Feb 12, 2013
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Thanks Bryan. Gokul
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Feb 17, 2013
Casket is still bone dry although we did find one "mixed" route with an 8 inch icicle.

Cascade is MEGA fat and pretty steep for it's WI3 rating this season. Maybe it just felt that way because it was -10 degrees yesterday morning up there.

Nightfall is in good condition too. It's still thin up top but no trouble topping out just watch the loose rocks. An old V thread was in good ice about 30 feet from the belay tree. Somebody please cut it down before it melts out with the thaw.
alpinejason
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