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#19095 - 03/01/17 07:40 AM Murchinson Falls
lellis Offline
WI3

Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 19
Loc: Spruce Grove
Anyone have any beta on Murchinson lately? Wondering if it was affected by the latest heat wave? avi conditions on the approach slope?

appreciate any info! Thanks levi

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#19140 - 03/30/17 07:17 AM Re: Murchinson Falls [Re: lellis]
Shaun Fluker Offline
WI5

Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 67
Loc: Cochrane
Murchison is in good shape. Fat and blue. The climbs to the right of Murchison are rotten and ice chunks will come down with the sun. The cornice at the top of Murchison will keep you on climbers right if you don't like climbing underneath it. There is slide debris just to climbers left of the approach to the climb - but if the trigger was ice or cornice fall, it did not trigger a slab release.

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#19142 - 03/30/17 03:46 PM Re: Murchinson Falls [Re: lellis]
Steven Rockarts Offline
WI2

Registered: 03/14/13
Posts: 8
We were on it March 25th, some signs of some point release avis on the approach slopes to climbers left. Here is a picture of the route from last weekend:


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#19149 - 04/04/17 02:53 PM Re: Murchinson Falls [Re: lellis]
lellis Offline
WI3

Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 19
Loc: Spruce Grove
Thanks for the beta guys! hoping that cornice let go so we can climb without hesitation

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#19156 - 04/20/17 07:34 AM Re: Murchinson Falls [Re: lellis]
lellis Offline
WI3

Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 19
Loc: Spruce Grove
was up to murch april 7, still big ugly cornices and above 0 temps at the base. ice looked great though.

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