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By Darrell S Bruder
From Steamboat Springs
Feb 17, 2014

It's been warm in Colorado this last week. Anyone know how that affects ice conditions? What is the ice in Vail like?


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By Buff Johnson
Feb 17, 2014
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typically, when the temp gets above 0C, the ice melts. typically.

Or maybe better to say the hydrogen bonding in the ice shifts from 4 to somewhere around 3.6-3.7, depending of levels of conduction, convection, and radiation from the surrounding environment.


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By Kirk Miller
From Golden, CO
Feb 17, 2014
Bugaboos, 1978 <br />Photo by Ken Trout

If the military ever de-classifies ice9 for civilian use, slushy ice could become a thing of the past!


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By Jeff J
From Bozeman
Feb 17, 2014

Buff Johnson wrote:
Or maybe better to say the hydrogen bonding in the ice shifts from 4 to somewhere around 3.6-3.7, depending of levels of conduction, convection, and radiation from the surrounding environment.


Best answer I have heard so far.


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By garrettem
Feb 17, 2014

I don't know what it is currently like in Vail but to answer your question it depends on several factors. Elevation, aspect, sun exposure (or lack of)to name a few will all effect climbs differently.


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By RobC2
Feb 18, 2014
This..

Conditions there are epic...

Vail


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