Climbing Conditions

Spring Hazards

Guides Rock

Climbing Conditions

Had a very pleasant day climbing in the sun on guides Rock today. As we began our descent from the cliff a significant piece of water ice collapsed in the gully between the two buttresses, peppering the approach trail with microwave sized chunks of ice. It was a great reminder of spring overhead hazards that could take you by surprise, including rockfall triggered by melting snow and avalanche hazard affecting rock climbs (think EEOR or the descent from Mother's Day). I will definately be considering what lies above as we transition into climbing season.

Approach trail is is snow free and all the routes looked dry, with the exception of some seeping on the third of the Three Roofs.

Adam Greenberg

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