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It is with regret that Gravsports Ice will be closing soon. Despite all of us here and many in the community being of the opinion that GSI is a better archiving system for information on ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies, this website will be shutting down.

Keeping the lights on and keeping conditions current no longer seems practical. We have tried making the forums more user friendly, and kept access to a vast array of beta and history contained on the website open to all. However low participation and increasing costs from both the website and hacker intrusions have lead us to this decision. Many thanks to Ian for past hosting costs. While the website will remain live for a short while you can expect it to disappear soon. We have talked of options to preserve the beta it contains however we offer no guarantees at this time.

We thank all our supporters, and everyone in the community for your past participation in GSI.
Regretfully
Will, Ian, and Grant.
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Anyone been up Kidd Falls?

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  • Anyone been up Kidd Falls?

    Just looking at heading out there tomorrow. The avvy conditions look pretty tame, but Kidd usually seems to be more loaded than most gullies. Has anyone had a look at it in the last couple days? How is the ice? How does that bowl above it look? Thanks!

    Cam

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    Lots of snow up there today, as seen from road. Things were sloughing all over the place on sunny aspects where I was.
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    • #3
      we did climb kidd falls this weekend seems like first one this year ( I left green pecs of rope there on ledge in the middle old ones doesn seems right anymore ) perfect soft ice I mean sticky I did feel safe to lead however on same places I have feeling like Iam on egg shell ..

      https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...64605896_o.jpg

      and another one

      https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...81232065_o.jpg

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      • #4
        Wow that first shot is sick man!!

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        • #5
          thx if you wanna see more photos and some videos as well pls. follow me on Instagram @majocalgary great way share photos and see how local ice looks like almost everyone have camera phone now days :-)

          climb safe and have fun !

          Majo Srnik

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          • #6
            was the route wet??

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            • #7
              first I have to say I never climb Kidd falls before so I have no idea how ideal conditions there looks like ...

              so I will say no , considering season just starting and saturday was around +4C up there my hands and pants was dry :-)

              half way in "cave" mid way up on the overhang are hanging pretty sharp looking icicles and those was falling down here and there ...

              what else to say ? hm some spots ice was maybe two inch thick and I seen water running under ....

              I dont wanna say hey guys go up there ice is perfect ! for sure another couple weeks of cold nights will do much better , but like I sad before I feel save to lead and we have amazing day up there is is for sure one of the nicest climbs what I did here in Alberta ...

              some more pics

              https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...12552562_n.jpg

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              https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...0b95b56ed8229e

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              https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...e50fa92499b25b

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