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By aed
From Jackson, WY
Jan 3, 2013
aed

Anyone been to Nightfall, Cascade or Manitou?
Thinking of a trip next weekend, hoping for a conditions report.

Thanks!


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By oriandark
Jan 5, 2013

Cascade is pretty fat (leadable), Nightfall gets pretty thin at the top, and risk throwing down rocks as you top out if you're not careful, not sure if the last 30 feet or so would take a screw, (we top roped it) lots of other smaller formations in the canyon were in too so worth the trip, didn't make it to the manitou, but most likely stuff is in.


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By aed
From Jackson, WY
Jan 6, 2013
aed

Thanks for the info!
Did you hike up the rivers?


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By oriandark
Jan 11, 2013

yes


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By Gokul
Feb 11, 2013
At the "summit"

Anyone know what conditions are like at Casket Quarry? Are the ice routes on the ends in? Or is it mostly dry? Pictures would be nice too! Thanks.


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By Bryan Karban
Feb 11, 2013
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Casket Quarry is completely dry. There is no ice. The water table was not high enough this fall to form ice. Same deal at Manitou--no ice to speak of.


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By Gokul
Feb 12, 2013
At the "summit"

Thanks Bryan.


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By alpinejason
From Eau Claire
Feb 17, 2013

Casket is still bone dry although we did find one "mixed" route with an 8 inch icicle.

Cascade is MEGA fat and pretty steep for it's WI3 rating this season. Maybe it just felt that way because it was -10 degrees yesterday morning up there.

Nightfall is in good condition too. It's still thin up top but no trouble topping out just watch the loose rocks. An old V thread was in good ice about 30 feet from the belay tree. Somebody please cut it down before it melts out with the thaw.


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