Posted by: westcoastice | January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013 Ice Climbing Conditions (Thanks Wes)

Highway 99 South – Pemberton/Mount Currie

James Davies and I (Wes Dyck) climbed the first pitch of The Plum in temps just below 0C and snowing the whole day (Sunday, January 6). It was in normal, early season/ crappy conditions with a  couple of 2’ diameter holes at the top. Frozen turf moves to the left got us to the top. We were discouraged and bailed after the first pitch, due to the open running water above the first tier and new heavy wet snow to slog through.

We descended very directly and those wanting an easy way up should turn into the timber and follow the drainage at the yellow ribbon marked “Riparian Boundary”

An arctic outflow would probably bring this climb into prime conditions!

The Plum

James climbing pitch 1 of The Plum

The Plum

The Plum’s 1st pitch in snowy & early season conditions


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