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Catskills Ice Climbing Conditions 02-15-09

We had some clients out on Saturday and with the serious recon we did on Friday managed to make things work out.  John got up into Buttermilk Falls with some promising news.  The creek crossing is still raging and a good deal of running water Buttermilk Falls itself, but the ravines are in good shape still.  Ralph and I headed into Deep Notch and found with the sun and not so cold temps the ice is getting undermined, but still hanging on.  We need some cold temps and cloudy days and everything should start to heal itself up.  With the 10 day forecast we should be back in business in no time.  Oh yea, we are back to the usual nasty Catskill top outs on a lot of routes.


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