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onrockandice


Feb 12, 2010, 6:57 AM
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Hey I'm meeting up with 2 ice climbers (by coincidence) in Boise, ID. We decided to bring our gear as all of us are driving in to convene for a work project. Since I just got new fusions and so did one of the others we want to get out and "free solo a splitter in Chamonix" (see the pic on the home page).

I know that there's nothing within an hour of Boise that is TR or pitchable. Is there anything that is within 2 to 3 hours driving that is "roadside" ice? 30 minute walk-in maximum? If there was something even 5 or 6 hours we'd be up for it.

Let me know if you know of anything.


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Well...

The best ice is in twin falls. Never been, but I've heard there's lots of good multi-pitch stuff. Don't know how roadside it is.

Other stuff in the area is pretty lame IMO. check out http://www.iceclimb.com/ID.html. Yellowpine has the most concentrated roadside ice, but don't expect anything over fifty feet tall.

I've also heard of a new mixed route that went up near the dam next to the black cliffs. i've seen ice there before, but it was ephemeral at best.

good luck.


altelis


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onrockandice wrote:
Hey I'm meeting up with 2 ice climbers (by coincidence) in Boise, ID. We decided to bring our gear as all of us are driving in to convene for a work project. Since I just got new fusions and so did one of the others we want to get out and "free solo a splitter in Chamonix" (see the pic on the home page).

I know that there's nothing within an hour of Boise that is TR or pitchable. Is there anything that is within 2 to 3 hours driving that is "roadside" ice? 30 minute walk-in maximum? If there was something even 5 or 6 hours we'd be up for it.

Let me know if you know of anything.

I would really love to hear an explanation as to why you can't hike for more than 30 minutes in to the climbing but you would consider driving 5-6 hrs?

Why not find somewhere you could drive 2 hrs and hike in 1-2? Or some other permutation that puts you WELL under the the current 6.5 hrs one way max you have now?


onrockandice


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If it requires skiing or snowshoes we don't have the gear for that. As long as it is on packed snow then sure I'll walk for hours.

I was just thinking we have nothing for deep snow terrain.

It's so weird when I write these things it makes perfect sense to me and then someone responds and says, "What are you thinking? You are not making sense!" and I think to myself... daaaaaaamn! They are right.

Does that clarify a bit better. Just cannot do deep snow crossing is all.

See my sig for clarity on this and *all* topics.


altelis


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Hehe, I do the same thing sometimes.

That makes the perfect sense. So its not the actual length of the approach- you were just assuming if it was roadside the trail would probably be well packed, eh?

Ok, makes sense to me!


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altelis wrote:
So its not the actual length of the approach- you were just assuming if it was roadside the trail would probably be well packed, eh?

Yup! Exactly!Cool


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