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Longs/Diamond conditions

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monkeyvanya · · Denver, CO · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 230

How's the snowpatch under North Chimney? Is it avoidable via rock? Would you need crampons if you are not too experienced with steep snow?
Any snow/ice on the keyhole route?

Philip Magistro · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 0

I was able to access the N Chim on Tuesday without stepping on snow at all. The Keyhole route was totally dry and ice free as of today. Casual Route reportedly was dry except for a bit of ice on the slab leading into the dihedrals. My friend said it was "arctic" on the route today though.

Don Ferris · · Eldorado Springs · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 175

Very cold up there right now. The diamond loses sun quick with the shorter days. Cracks are icy in places.

monkeyvanya · · Denver, CO · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 230

Thank you for the reports
Glad, I don't need crampons.
It should get 10 degrees warmer for the weekend - hope that will help a bit with the arctic conditions

Jacqueline Niles · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2015 · Points: 325

Got on Ariana last weekend. Perfect conditions- Similar to those anticipated for the coming weekend.

Ill be up at Chasm View tomorrow taking a few snaps! Let me know Monday if you got up there. I might come down with a photo or two for ya.


monkeyvanya · · Denver, CO · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 230

Thanks, we are climbing on Sunday though

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