Hey there Ice Climbers. We had a great 2 day Ice 101 program this past weekend. Warm temps kept us away from the Ice at June Lake but Lee Vining Canyon was perfect. The road in was 2WD friendly and the hike in was an easy boot pack on supportable snow without the need for snowshoes. The 1st creek crossing takes some careful balance but the 2nd crossing is covered with a snow bridge. Overall easy conditions on the approach. Care should be given when approaching to avoid walking under icefall and careful route-finding can avoid several hazards as you approach the ice.
Warm temps on both days this weekend gave us plastic hero ice that tended to be a little wet in the afternoon. Several folks were climbing on lines on the main wall as well as Chouinard Falls.
Lost and Found note – please contact me if you left a water bottle and some draws. It was left on Saturday and still there on Sunday so I hiked them out.
Enjoy the photos and we hope to see you out ice climbing this season.