Sunday, January 18, 2009

San Juan ice conditions

The fest was good this year. The clinics went smooth despite unpredictable river conditions. I've been out in the backcounty a bunch since then and there are some great conditions on many routes. Stairway to Heaven is especially fat and sticky, and folks have been climbing Goldrush and others in Eureka. The Ames Ice Hose is still good. The first pitch is beat out, hard to find anything to swing into. The last pitch is well traveled as well, but very good. Should have a few more days of mild weather to enjoy.

Cheers, CC