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  • King Creek 2019/2020

    19-Oct-2019

    Looks like King Creek took a hit between the 14th and the 19th. Running water was visible on the Main Flow and the others were pretty much unclimbable.

    *Curse of the Bambino - actually had more ice on it than most years. Could be an icy year for it.
    *Magic Touch - had less ice on it than in the above pic.
    *Main Flow - Besides open water sections, some of the ice was rather hollow or detached, and the rest there was probably too thin for even stubbies.
    *M5 right edge of the main flow - was about the only thing climbable and protected with stubbies and pins. Even that had some detaching ice.
    *Cave Flows - had a couple of icicles in the caves but no ice at all on the climbs.
    *Gully Flow - had a smattering of ice but not enough to climb and totally unprotectable.
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    King Creek from Oct 14, 2019. Forming, but still thin.

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      Kings creek was good and climbable the weekend of November the 16th and 17th - despite the warm weather we saw. We climbed the Main flow, Magic touch and the M5 route. The gully was climbable but only after a rubber boot crossing of the creek. The cave flow was climbable with stubby's had we chosen to climb it.

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      • #4
        Sunday 24-Nov-2019

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        Trail had a couple icy spots to be wary but generally good.

        *Magic touch was being climbed but isn't yet as fat as normal.
        *Main flow isn't as wide as it gets but was getting better and being climbed.
        Cave flows had ice. Right flow has a good base to belay, small pillar making it a little technical but climbed well and protected with 13s and at least one 16cm screw. Left flow looked ok but has no base yet, just open water.
        *Gully flow is in great shape. Protects well and soft ice. Wee bit wet on the right but only slightly, and the left was dry.
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