Spray River Falls

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Climbed Spray River Falls today and chose it because it faces north and the day was forecast to be cool and cloudy. Approach was frozen trail and when we neared the climb there was a few cm of dry snow on the crust. Large piles of avalanche debris in the gully leading to the climb which came from old, wet avalanches off the lookers right side gully walls. Impressive piles. The sun came out for a few minutes and we got a bit gripped. It was hot and the route does get sun on the lookers right side this time of year. Fortunately the clouds returned and the place stayed cold for the rest of the day. Ice quality was excellent. Steep grade 5 on the last (third) pitch.

Snow conditions were: Crusty. Weather conditions were: Cloudy.