Posted by: westcoastice | December 28, 2011

December 28, 2011 (thanks Drew)

Highway 3 – Manning Park

Attempted Nepopekum Falls today (Dec 27). Climb appears in decent shape from a distance, but is a mess of mushrooms and icicles up close. Got to the top of the snowy lower cauliflowers (1/3 of the way up in the photo below) and could not find anything that would take a solid screw; backed off. Probably a couple of days of warm weather followed by cold will see this thing much more solid and fat.

All icicles and mushrooms on Nepopekum Falls

All icicles and mushrooms on Nepopekum Falls

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Manning Mixed, the chimney/gully left of Nepopekum, appears to be there, but is awfully snowy. Only one short ice bulge sticking out of the snow.

Downvalley, Go With the Flow looks fat and blue on the steeps, very snowy on the less-than-vertical parts.

On the drive back, it was +3c and raining at Sumallo Bluffs. Only Crunchy Frog and The Mess Left looked climbable; most everything else was rotten or discontinuous.


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