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Jan 16, 2013
Look.  Imma git them coconut chips.  Trust.
Too much snow was coming off the fields midway up, so it wasn't a safe go. Keeping an eye on temps/snowfall in the coming weeks for possible more melt to setup the lower pitch (i'm told this is rare) and safer avy conditions.

Pics mostly courtesy of Gigamike



  • this was high and west of Moonage, not the route ^^^

















up close on lower portion of route - bottom pillar not in yet, might not come in at all
Adam Burch
Joined Jan 9, 2012
622 points
Jan 17, 2013
Thunderbolt Peak in the Palisades
Hi Adam,
I live 30 mins north of LA in SCV and just started ice climbing last season. Lee Vining and June Lake Road Side are the only two places I have been climbing other than easy Sierra colouirs.

Do you have any recommendations for other ice climbing in the Sierras that can be done in a weekend? Back country camping / alpine touring is a plus.

A closer location other than Lee Vining (6.5 hr drive) would be nice to have access to but I guess most people keep quiet as they don't want crowds.
randy88fj62
Joined May 28, 2010
67 points
Jan 17, 2013
Look.  Imma git them coconut chips.  Trust.
Tokopah falls (just up the canyon from Moonage) is a great place to crag, if the ice is decent. We played there for a bit after deciding Moonage was out. Approach is about 2 miles from lodgepole parking lot in Sequoia, good on skis or snowshoes at the moment.







Adam Burch
Joined Jan 9, 2012
622 points
Jan 17, 2013
Thanks for the conditions report! Crotch Robbins
Joined Apr 1, 2003
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