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Apr 21, 2013
Anyone know what the rock conditions are like at Canon or Cathedral / Whitehorse this week? Looking to get in some early trad, and I have no idea if they're snow / ice free yet. Thanks, and feel free to PM me if you'd like to come with. Louis Eubank
From Portland, ME
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Apr 21, 2013
neclimbs.com might yield some better results.

If you dont mind, when you find out, post up here. Im hoping to get to Cannon in mid may
johnthethird
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Apr 22, 2013
Cathedral is still pretty wet, but it looks like a good forecast for drier conditions for next weekend. Whitehorse is probably pretty good to go in a lot of places, it's a sunnier and less seepy cliff and I wouldn't suggest climbing on Cannon for a while. It has been a cold spring and it is just starting its annual freeze-thaw-and-fall-apart period. Late May is usually good up there. bayard russell jr
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Apr 22, 2013
A Very Not Snowy Christmas...
bayard russell jr wrote:
Cathedral is still pretty wet, but it looks like a good forecast for drier conditions for next weekend. Whitehorse is probably pretty good to go in a lot of places, it's a sunnier and less seepy cliff and I wouldn't suggest climbing on Cannon for a while. It has been a cold spring and it is just starting its annual freeze-thaw-and-fall-apart period. Late May is usually good up there.


Bayard... u da man dood!
Morgan Patterson
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Apr 22, 2013
You may want to try- hall's ledge, Mt Oscar, or the new Durham area.. all on MP john strand
From southern colo
Joined May 22, 2008
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Apr 22, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on
Someone just did Endeavour on White's Ledge. Looks like a good contender for a warm up climb for the season

mountainproject.com/v/endeavou...
Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
700 points
Apr 22, 2013
Rock wars, Red River Gorge
I'll echo the above. Cannon is slowly falling apart, and especially so in the spring due to freeze-thaw. I would stay away for at least another month. The bugs will start to come out by then, so pick a day with a bit of breeze. shoo
Joined Aug 9, 2010
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Apr 22, 2013
WG is the first climb that'll be ready but, of course, all the usually caveats apply. Eric G.
From Saratoga Springs, NY
Joined Apr 18, 2012
53 points
Apr 22, 2013
Cool movement on this line
I just did Endeavour at White's on 4/21 Ledge and everything up there was climbable yesterday so you could climb there, also most of the slabs on Whitehorse looked pretty good to go, Cathedral was still seeping in many places but you could find something. From the road Humphrey's looked wet in place but the left side looked fairly good. Hope this helps!

I echo all the sentiments about Cannon, it is falling apart all over the place with the freeze thaw period so avoid it until late may.
matthewWallace
From plymouth, nh
Joined Nov 20, 2008
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Apr 22, 2013
Jose Cuervo Fruitcups dirtbag style
Humphrey's dries out first and is decent for a day, IIRC. doligo
Joined Sep 26, 2008
436 points
May 7, 2013
moby grape this past weekend was in beautiful (dry) shape. Of course, the dike is still dropping massive blocks, but that seems about par for the course this time of year. stackolee
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May 7, 2013
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stackolee wrote:
moby grape this past weekend was in beautiful (dry) shape. Of course, the dike is still dropping massive blocks, but that seems about par for the course this time of year.


Yup, also did Moby this weekend. The only wet stuff was after the finger of fate pitch, moving up after the traverse, then up and right to the cave. Kurts corner was also a waterfall, but the regular finish was mostly dry.

I was near Slow and Easy when the dike let loose some refrigerator blocks. Fricken loud, but safe so long as you weren't under the dike, headed towards Whitney.
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