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    Quote Originally Posted by jumar View Post
    Darn, haven't done many canyons this year. But I did do Pleiades in Jan or Feb of 2010

    That picture gets me excited. I'm scheduled to do Pleiades with your ol' man in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceaxe View Post
    That picture gets me excited. I'm scheduled to do Pleiades with your ol' man in January.
    How's the approach in the winter? I might be interested. Could see if the catalog cover shot rig was in then too. Really want to do that WI3ish ice climb down by Cedar City. Southern fried ice (a guidebook I covet owning, so, hook a feller up).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian in SLC View Post
    How's the approach in the winter? I might be interested. Could see if the catalog cover shot rig was in then too. Really want to do that WI3ish ice climb down by Cedar City. Southern fried ice (a guidebook I covet owning, so, hook a feller up).
    approach is nearly all downhill, albeit the difficulty would be the amount of snow.

    Jeff, it looks like you guys rappel down first, and climb back up it? I'm no iceclimbing expert, but am curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceaxe View Post
    That picture gets me excited. I'm scheduled to do Pleiades with your ol' man in January.
    I'll probably tag along then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian in SLC View Post
    How's the approach in the winter? I might be interested. Could see if the catalog cover shot rig was in then too. Really want to do that WI3ish ice climb down by Cedar City. Southern fried ice (a guidebook I covet owning, so, hook a feller up).
    You're talking about that mountain gear catalog pic right? That looked really cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian in SLC View Post
    How's the approach in the winter? I might be interested. Could see if the catalog cover shot rig was in then too. Really want to do that WI3ish ice climb down by Cedar City. Southern fried ice (a guidebook I covet owning, so, hook a feller up).
    When I ice climb I'm kinda at the mercy of Jumar and his dad as it's their spare gear that I use. A friend of Jumar and mine tried the Mountain Gear Cover route last year and found ZERO ice. I'm told the ice conditions as seen on the Mountain Gear catalog are kinda rare.

    Since it was in the 2010 catalog I guess that quailies the picture for this thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceaxe View Post
    When I ice climb I'm kinda at the mercy of Jumar and his dad as it's their spare gear that I use. A friend of Jumar and mine tried the Mountain Gear Cover route last year and found ZERO ice. I'm told the ice conditions as seen on the Mountain Gear catalog are kinda rare.
    Can't recall what size feet you have, but, I've a gob of that stuff...(to say the least). Boots, crampons, tools. I usually keep a set or three available as lenders. So, no problemo if you're in need.

    Yeah, given its location and aspect, and, the very fickle nature of ice in general (and, specifically in Utar), my bet is that canyonlands area ice is very hit and miss. Planets would really have to be in alignment.

    Now, some of the stuff around Cedar seems to come in quite routinely...but, there's other sniffable options near Moab (and Price, cough cough, ahem). Joes/Huntington/Maple is kinda "on the way" home too.

    Keep 'er on the burner. Sounds like the road up to Pleades is doable, and, the ski tourin' up there is great too. Could almost toss a night in one of those cabins up in the La Sals as an option as well. Never been to the front side one, only the one on the southeast side.

    Maybe to be discussed further at the canyon festivus party? Hopefully see you there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceaxe View Post
    When I ice climb I'm kinda at the mercy of Jumar and his dad as it's their spare gear that I use. A friend of Jumar and mine tried the Mountain Gear Cover route last year and found ZERO ice. I'm told the ice conditions as seen on the Mountain Gear catalog are kinda rare.

    Since it was in the 2010 catalog I guess that quailies the picture for this thread.

    Always happy to let you borrow some of our gear. I rarely sell my gear when I upgrade. I just hang on to it for loaners. Although I haven't had to upgrade from my quarks in nearly 10 years now. Still going strong :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian in SLC View Post
    Maybe to be discussed further at the canyon festivus party? Hopefully see you there...



    And here is what Drawbridge Arch looked like last year on 1-10-10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceaxe View Post
    And here is what Drawbridge Arch looked like last year on 1-10-10.
    Yeah, methinks a good snowpack, bit of fairly active melt/freeze, and, a nice cold snap is required. I'd think maybe later in the season? Dunno.

    Great shot! Swing and miss...hey, I take the ice tools for long hikes usually a couple times a season. Sometimes they go on long drives too...

    Bogley ice fest, Moab style!

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