Columbia Gorge Ice Climber’s Resource
[Just getting this idea underway.]
This is the closest weather model for Gorge Ice. If you have yet to use Mountain-Forecast, I have found it to be highly accurate. With multiple trips on Hood and the trips in 2013 for the Columbia Icefield Gigapixel Project (CIGP). Oh and if Mountain-Forecast doesn’t have a region or peak they will add it. They added peaks such as Bryce for the CIGP. They just need the Lat/Long and a few other details.
The mountain forecast model showed itself highly valuable in predicting this last gorge freeze as well. This is what I will be monitoring as our fickle season continues.
If you are on Facebook… Be sure to join the conversation there: Columbia Gorge Ice Climber’s Resource
Black Dagger 5+ M5 160m unrepeated, per local legend Wayne Wallace.
If you do decide to get after one of the unique unrepeated routes in the Gorge, let me know…so I can join and get a few photos.
If you need gear: Mountain Shop is the best local resource.
You can also check Cascade Climbers gorge ice thread as well.