Hey Ice Climbers – some quick reports from Monday and Tuesday from some of our SMG guides. Lindsey Hamm was out there on Monday and Geoff Unger and Tim Dobbins were out on Tuesday.
From Lindsey…. (3/4)
Today was a great day out at Lee Vining. The road was fine to the plant- we drove in with a Subaru.
Our group plus two other groups had either skis or snowshoes- (we had snowshoes) going into the canyon. There will be a nice track for you all going out there. I did observe old point release sloughs from rocks but nothing reactive today. A bit of wind but it died down at the end of the day. The ice was super good! Sticky with good gear. I am sorry I do not have pictures. My phone died.
From Geoff (3/5)
The ice is in great condition right now. Easy to climb and protect. The snow may have to be cleaned off a little to get to it after this storm, but otherwise conditions couldn’t be any better.
I mean, if Bard Herrington Wall was in that would be better, but it’s not a reality these days.