catskills ice this sunday (12/11)?


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t.farrell · · New York, NY · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 60

Temps have been hovering around freezing all week, and the forecast is showing below freezing for the rest of the weekend w/below 20 overnight.

Anybody think there's any chance of ice coming in? I was thinking some of the ravines in kaaterskill or maybe some areas to the west. Worth the time to chase some ice this weekend?

Nolan Huther · · Clarkson University · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 582

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Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,740

I hiked up to Hillyer Falls yesterday. It's often the first spot to come into shape. There's NOTHING up there. I don't mean "nothing worth climbing" or "nothing that'll take a screw". I mean, no ice at all, just wet rock. Unless you want to work on your drytooling, you'll be wasting a trip.

t.farrell · · New York, NY · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 60

damn i was hoping hillyer would have something there. guess i won't be looking for ice.

t.farrell · · New York, NY · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 60

I saw a few pictures of Kaaterskill Falls on Instagram with a decent amount of spray ice. I realize the falls are a different story but they have me very curious about the ravines. I'm going to check them out tomorrow. Probably bringing gear and top rope kit for the hell of it. PM me if interested in joining.

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,740

I was in the Kaat Falls amphitheater today. No, there's nothing "in". But the good news is that ice is building VERY rapidly everywhere.

Was that your black SUV (I wanna say Toyota FJ) at Asbestos/BMF lot today?

Edit - We got our season going on this smear

THIN smear on toprope, but hey, we're CLIMBING ICE

sara pax · · western mass · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 208

You guys are junkies, mike.

sara pax · · western mass · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 208

JunkieMike!

t.farrell · · New York, NY · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 60

No sir I'm in a Subaru. Hillyer was about the same. Thin stuff that I certainly wouldn't have tried climbing. Maybe next weekend (which of course I'm out of town for)

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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