Eastern Sierra Ice Report

This report of ice conditions is for ice climbs in the Eastern Sierra. We will report on conditions as we see them, or as we get reports from our friends and local climbers. Be aware that ice conditions can change rapidly with changing weather conditions. Be aware and knowledgeable of factors leading to unstable snow and ice, and perceptive enough to figure out when to back off in poor or deteriorating conditions. Visit the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center website for the latest backcountry avalanche advisory. Be safe and enjoy the climbing!!

Eastern Sierra Ice Report – January 21, 2015

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Hey Ice Climbers, Hope you get to enjoy the ice before it is gone. We usually don’t say that until mid-March, but this year all bets are off. We all know that ice does not fare well in a warming
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Eastern Sierra Ice Report – January 12, 2015

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Howdy Ice Climbers!  It’s been an exciting week here on the Eastside. June-uary is in full effect with mega warm temps and amazing rock climbing weather. Unfortunately, this is not good news for ice. After an awesome cold snap, warm
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Eastern Sierra Ice Report – December 29, 2014

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Ice Climbers! Brrrrrrrr, it’s cold. Just what we need for building ice! With these temps expect the ice to be growing and attaching well to the cliffs of Lee Vining Canyon and June Lake.   Horsetail Falls and Tatums in
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Eastern Sierra Ice Report – November 22, 2014

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Howdy ice climbers! It’s been a while, how have you been? It’s fall and we have emerged from a bit of a cold spell. It is no surprise that we receiving inquiries on ice conditions. We are excited about it too,
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Alpine Conditions Report- Palisades- July 1st 2014

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July 1st 2014. Alpine climbers and enthusiasts, we just finished a trip into the Palisades.  Here is a breakdown of current conditions.             Approaches and Camps: The North Fork of Big Pine Creek is dry
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