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Catskill Ice Climbing Conditions 02-27-09

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YES Network filming John Mackey leading up a thin Plattekill Falls

Thursday we took out the YES Network to do a show on ice climbing in the Catskills.  We went in to Plattekill Falls for the shoot.  We first started out at Rock and Snow for most of the content and than headed up to the falls.  We had a ton of fun with these guys.  The program will start airing on March 9th.  The day before we scoped out the area by walking in the Devil’s Kitchen which was FAT.  Walked over to Bridal Veil Falls and soloed up the right side to check the creek conditions for the next day.  Everything was in great shape.  It was cold again last night so hopefully we don’t get to much rain today.  Seems like this warm up will be short lived and the next 10 days in the Catskills will be cold again.  They still have a good amount of snow in the high elevations so keep your finger’s crossed.  The ravines looked Fat from the road, Asbestos is out, Palenville Corner is out, the Black Chasm was great on Wednesday.

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