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#19198 - 11/06/17 08:23 PM Rumors
Grant P Offline

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Registered: 11/10/07
Posts: 1013
Loc: Calgary
7-Nov-2017
It's early season conditions and some climbs are being done, here is what I've heard of. Note that how "in" they may be or what condition is up to you to determine.

NOTE: There was gear stolen from a car parked for the Drive-In crag. Maybe it should be renamed the Break-In.

Reported as climbed:
Bourgeau Left
Rogans
Cascade
The Professor Falls
Sacre Bleu
Urs Hole

Last reported as not in:
Grotto
His
Hers
Bearspirit
Tokum Pole
Haffner (not yet for ice)


Edited by Grant P (11/12/17 11:14 PM)

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#19207 - 11/09/17 09:27 PM Re: Rumors [Re: Grant P]
Evann Offline
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Registered: 11/09/17
Posts: 1
Loc: Banff
9-Nov-2017

Sacre-Bleu can be seen from the Trans Canada but that's the closest I've been to it. I'm thinking to try a hike to get closer this weekend and check how Professor Falls is forming. Spray Valley Falls is dry, I scouted that today.

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#19219 - 11/15/17 08:44 PM Re: Rumors [Re: Grant P]
RobBrown Offline
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Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 1
Loc: Bow Valley
There is a pic of climbing on Tokum Pole for the Rockandicemag IG account. They said it was wet. I came here to see if it was an archive photo or new and itís in.

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#19221 - 11/15/17 10:32 PM Re: Rumors [Re: Grant P]
Grant P Offline

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Loc: Calgary
This was reported to be the condition five days ago.

If whatever you saw was considerably thicker or better then it may have been a previous year. Without your IG pic I couldn't say but I'd guess not ready yet.

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