Posted by: westcoastice | January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 updated (Thanks Henrik, Jeremy and Tom)

Climbing Club Notice:
Wanted to give all a heads up that the BoeAlps climbing club is making an outing to Lillooet this weekend, 1/29-31. The ice seems to be barely hanging on, so I’m not sure where we’ll be found or what we’ll find. Likely targets are Rambles, Marble, Acute Falls.
We’ll make an effort to not bring stuff down and to be good neighbors.
Thanks,
Tom
Seattle, WA

Highway 99 South – Duffey Lake Road
Some good news – Hayley and I (Jeremy Thom) climbed at Rambles Centre on Sunday. The first tier is in generally good shape (easy WI3), though the upper 5m curtain was thin and hollow over lots of running water. The second tier is in WI2 form, though the ice is a bit rotten. Dinner plates 2-3’ wide and 4-5” deep were coming off the bulges and threatening to knock my feet out. Very sketchy for a WI2. The upper tier is thinly iced. There’s precious little that would take a screw, but lots of rock exposed with options for pro, so there would be some fun mixed climbing for someone more comfortable with it than me. You’d risk knocking down some daggers though.
There were a bunch of other people over at Rambles Left. We didn’t talk to them at the end of the day, but we saw them there in the morning and in the afternoon, so presumably they found enough in over there to keep them occupied for a day.
Isodorth Gulley and Belmore Gulley looked plausible, though I’m not sure what they’re supposed to look like. Not much snow there to worry about avy conditions, but a fair amount on the routes.

Highway 99 South – Lions Bay/Squamish

Harvey North Ramp from the approach

Harvey North Ramp from the approach

Looking back down the North Ramp

Looking back down the North Ramp

Just North of Vancouver, on the Sea-to-Sky Highway lies Mount Harvey – accessed by hiking trails above the community of Lions Bay.

I (Henrik Hinkkala) climbed the North Ramp Route on Harvey on Sat the 23rd. Route is in great shape, firm snow/ice for lower half. As you ascend the upper portion, the route has increasingly more drifted snow from above.


Responses

  1. Hi Henrik,
    where is the parking for this?

    Thanks
    Amir

    • Parking for this route is at The Lions Trail head at Lions Bay North of Vancouver located on the North end of Sunset Drive. About 1.5hrs to base of route.
      Cheers,
      Henrik


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