Highway 99 South – Whistler/Pemberton
Myself (Peter Watson) and Cyrus got out on The Plum yesterday Jan 8th. Trail is broken to the upper pitch although we ran out of daylight at the base of the final 35m. With the rain Adrian encountered it created a terrible crust that was unsupportive and led to some shitty post holing. The trail we followed to get to the base of the climb was the wrong one, but was easily corrected by a 5min traverse from the Rocky/Bullwinkle gulley into The Plum on the left. The climbing itself was descent, but any low angle ice had a lot of digging to get confident sticks. Should be good to go with the trail that was broken. FYI avalanche debris was found in this gulley at the base of the second pitch. That confirmed what I had suspected for years that this line could be a pretty big trap in the right/wrong conditions. HEADS UP.
Suicide Bluffs: Starting to look in typical “bold lead, fun toprope” condition.