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Idaho Ice?

Burley · · Salt Lake City · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 0

Anyone know current conditions near Ketchum/Sun Valley? 

Also, I'm hoping to find a partner. I'm in Ketchum with the family this Friday through Monday (the 1st) and would love to get out at least once or twice (WI3-4+). Let me know if you're interested, I could be available almost any time through Monday afternoon.

Even if I don't get on ice I'll try to make it up Trail Creek and post conditions.

Evan Smiley · · BOISE · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 0

Posing to follow the thread. New to Boise, geared up to second. Stoked for ice and alpine climbs. Happy to travel throughout the area.

Nicholas Kozlowski · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0

I'm looking to head down this month on a weekend, hopefully before it snows. Sounds like a choose your adventure along the river, ice throughout the gorge. Can anyone tell me what property access is like? Are there falls on private property that shouldn't be attempted? Am I misunderstanding the area in general?
I can't find a guide :(

Old lady H · · Boise, Idaho · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 290

Following, for conditions in Twin, for mid month.


Schmitz · · Meridian · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0

Just climbed rock roll in Ketchum. Bottom top and middle have ice all the way. Get there early if you go before the sun hits the top pitch.

Schmitz · · Meridian · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0

Does anyone happen to know how Twin Falls ice is holding up? Climbable? Melted out?

kevinhansen · · Albion Idaho · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 130
Schmitz wrote:

Does anyone happen to know how Twin Falls ice is holding up? Climbable? Melted out?

From my experience, Twin Falls Idaho is pretty resilient. 

That said, I have climbed in the canyon when everything is melting, dripping, and Gore-Tex is a must. Will the vertical slush hold a screw? A Fall? Maybe...

Lets just keep to the first rule of ice climbing in that the leader must not fall.  

Vanessa Fabian · · Twin Falls, ID · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 550
Schmitz wrote:

Does anyone happen to know how Twin Falls ice is holding up? Climbable? Melted out?

Pretty bad conditions... I went down yesterday and things are really melting out and delaminating. It's been warm and rainy this week. :( 

Climbable on TR if you're delicate.... I'm not sure I'll go this week unless we get a good cold snap.

Schmitz · · Meridian · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0

Thanks Vanessa! Seems to be everywhere close to us. Sending wishes for harsh weather.

Jacob Wilson · · Moscow, ID · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

Hey everyone! I'm out of Moscow, Idaho and I'm heading down south this weekend to meet some friends at Sun Valley. Seeing if anyone is interested in climbing ice on Friday (1/19)? Or maybe doing a back-country tour? I'm an avid splitboarder, have my avy one, and can lead easy WI3. I can follow whatever. Have gear, will travel. It doesn't have to be near Sun Valley, I'm happy to add a few hours to my drive, if means getting on some ice. Thanks! (630) 779-3692

andyedwards · · Jackson, WY · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 205

If anyone wants to check out Teton Canyon, and needs a partner, PM me. Haven't led anything this season, but would happily follow.

Or send a text. 612-802.4544

Scott Hurst · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 7 days ago · Points: 0

I was in Teton Canyon this weekend and all the ice we looked at was in great shape. Boy Scout was hidden by snow but that is not uncommon for this time of year. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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