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2018-2019 Utah ice conditions!!!!!


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Daniel Kryger · · wanship, UT · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 10

Ill start it!

Mulch · · New Jersey · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 131

This season's looking promising.

Mark Regier · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 35

If anyone gets an eye on rookie party, take a pic, eh?

Daniel Kryger · · wanship, UT · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 10

Is that an ice climb?

Mulch · · New Jersey · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 131
NathanC · · Logan, UT · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 10

Happy to throw in for weekend scouting around & north of Ogden

Jim Clarke · · Cottonwood Heights, UT · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 76

Desperate for early swings, ya often end up scratchin'...but climbed Golden Spike in Uintas this past Tuesday...spicy first pitch, fun more secure ramble on the second...bailed from there to get back to work...should be getting fatter with recent snows. 

Mulch · · New Jersey · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 131

Hell yea, nice going Jim.

Jim Clarke · · Cottonwood Heights, UT · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 76

Daniel, Mulch et al...just a thought but perhaps it's worth changing title of this thread to 2018-2019 Utah Ice Conditions so it's easier to find and doesn't get buried...then another one starts etc. 

climbslc · · SLC, UT · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 15
Mark Regier wrote: If anyone gets an eye on rookie party, take a pic, eh?

How would you approach that with Snowbird uphill traffic closed?

climbslc · · SLC, UT · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 15

Struck out at November wall today (10/14).  

Guess the name is more accurate that we though after finding ice there last year at this time after what had seemed like similar conditions.

It snowed another 3-4 inches up there in some places.
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Jim Clarke · · Cottonwood Heights, UT · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 76

Ditto on striking out...took tools for a long walk into a zone we thought we could find some new ice, then another zone yesterday...went a looong way to realize the Uintas are really dry (especially this year): total lack of ground water this summer to saturate soil is gonna be an issue for early season alpine ice and maybe even other routes forming up...Hayden hanging in there...

Sean McLane · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined May 2014 · Points: 442

Golden Spike is fat as of this morning and has been since at least Friday. It takes 13cm screws in quite a few places. There's enough snow, I think, to keep it around through the weekend.

I posted pics here and check #beehiveice for others' photos from the weekend.

The One Who Knocks also looks to be in WI5 (not X) conditions. DM me if you want to get on it. I'm free tomorrow or Thursday.

greggrylls · · Salt Lake City · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 167

Just saw uphill travel is allowed at snowbird now. Saw it on the Utah backcountry ski touring Facebook page.  

I’ve never climbed rookie party,  does it come in consistently early season like Blanche? 

Mtn Ape XL · · Utah · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 125

Sessioned the Dirtcicle this morning...super plastic conditions and we......oh, wait, that was my imagination...we got shut down...no water...looked for the handle to open the flow but we couldn't find it.
Mulch · · New Jersey · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 131

Cold temps a comin!

Jim Clarke · · Cottonwood Heights, UT · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 76

Checked out Uintas today. Lower November Wall: forming (give it time to get fat needs a week or two of solid cold - ie. community service/ethics = no gangbangin'), Upper November Wall: anemic at best, Mosquito Wall: bone dry, hard to believe this ever really gets ice as there's no apparent water source other than a seriously wet Fall/big October/November snow and melt/freeze cycle...has anyone swung tools on that crag?  

William Kramer · · Kemmerer, WY · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 935

Haven’t seen ice on Mosquito in a couple of years, even the last early big snow year it didn’t really come in. Climbed Driptera in late November 2015, really thin, like spent 30 minutes filing picks back to a point thin. Hidden Falls should be coming in if temps keep going the way they are. 

Jim Clarke · · Cottonwood Heights, UT · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 76

Rookie Party kinda lean, sections of mixed...party of 3 headed there today...
bus driver · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 1,120

How’s the snowpack up at the bird? 

Jim Clarke · · Cottonwood Heights, UT · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 76

Decent amount higher elevations...thought the crossing above Road to Provo looked liked sketchy wind slab...interesting to see what those guys found...

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