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Gunks: Does anyone know if Ken's/Boston is iced over this year ?


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lostlazy · · Hoboken, NJ · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 15

Would like to get on the TR and learn how to swing a tool again...

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
lostlazy wrote:Would like to get on the TR and learn how to swing a tool again...
Please don't use ice tools on established rock climbs. Find a flow on choss somewhere else that you can TR.
lostlazy · · Hoboken, NJ · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 15

On a high flow year, the ice is so thick that you can't get anywhere near the rock with a tool, so you can relax with your rules.

i.e.

Ken's Crack, winter edition

mnjsan · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 280

After the warm weather and rain we had last week it is definitely not in. Closest good ice to the Gunks is the Adirondacks.

lostlazy · · Hoboken, NJ · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 15
mnjsan wrote:After the warm weather and rain we had last week it is definitely not in. Closest good ice to the Gunks is the Adirondacks.
Ahh, I've been aware of the weather, but I guess it was just wishful thinking.

Thanks !
JSH · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2007 · Points: 960

Boston comes in reasonably often; Ken's is rarer. Because that spot is pretty sun-exposed, they both disappear pretty readily.

As of last weekend, no ice. If temps stay below freezing and it's cloudy for at least a week, might be worth asking again.

Marnix · · New York, NY · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 0

was there yesterday, can confirm there was no ice

lostlazy · · Hoboken, NJ · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 15
JSH wrote:Boston comes in reasonably often; Ken's is rarer. Because that spot is pretty sun-exposed, they both disappear pretty readily. As of last weekend, no ice. If temps stay below freezing and it's cloudy for at least a week, might be worth asking again.
Thanks for the beta !

Marnix H wrote:was there yesterday, can confirm there was no ice
Thanks !
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