Posted by: westcoastice | January 22, 2012

January 22, 2012 REVISED (Thanks Drew… and Dave… and Don for the corrections!)

Highway 99 South – Seton Lake

Some great shots (January 20) on Dave’s Flicker stream of the Seton Lake ice climbs. If you’ve got a boat and a hardy constitution, they look to be in for the taking.

From left to right in the first hyperlinked photo below:
Comedy of Errors – far left gully
Deliverance – left leaning ramp with curtain at the top
Squeal Like a Pig – start on the same ramp as Deliverance, but then straight up the wall of seeps
Fishin’ Musician – the big, obvious line. Stunning.

All the ice formations in this photo to the right of Fishin’ Musician are unclimbed and un-named, as is the incomplete upper curtain left of the top of Squeal Like a Pig.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbsteers/6734248441/in/set-72057594059028164/lightbox/

Another shot of the same wall from the cockpit, Fishin’ Musician just in front of the cabin pillar, and one of the unclimbed formations out the side window:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbsteers/6734216541/in/set-72057594059028164/lightbox/

The third photo shows the big climbs further west down the lake.
Winter Water Sports climbs the left strand of the huge lefthand formation above the instrument binnacle.
Piss and Vinegar follows the right strand.
Icecapades takes the next formation to the right.
The discontinuous smears and runnels further right are unclimbed.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbsteers/6734215279/in/set-72057594059028164/lightbox/


Responses

  1. It’s fantastic to see these aerial photos of the Seton Lake climbs, cuz they really give a stimulating idea of the unique scale and outrageous position of the climbs. However, there are several errors in the captioning.

    The first photo shows (as correctly captioned) Comedy of Errors (leftmost), Deliverance (top of left-angling ramp), Squeal Like a Pig (rigth-hand line directly up wall from bottom of ramp leading to Deliverance), and Fishin’ Musician (biggest line, in centre). However, all the ice formations in this photo to the right of FM are unclimbed and un-named, as is the incomplete upper curtain left of the top of SLaP. WWS and Icecapades do NOT appear in this photo.

    The 2nd photo is correctly captioned. That’s FM just in front of the cabin pillar, and one of the unclimbed formations out the side window.

    The 3rd photo captures the big climbs further west down the lake. Winter Water Sports climbs the left strand of the huge lefthand formation above the instrument binnacle; Piss and Vinegar follows the right strand. Icecapades takes the next formation to the right; the discontinuous smears and runnels further right are unclimbed.

    Cheers,
    Don Serl


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