Originally Posted by Andy H.
I usually take the chicken shit sneak line to the right, myself. Push across from left to right, crossing right along a lateral usually present on the tongue just above the meat, punching the main lateral on the right side, and then getting my butt away from Magnetic Wall and setting up for safety on RR unless I'm in sweep.
ZBaird was telling me about the left sneak the other day and I may try that out one of these days when its a good time to screw up.
I've done WW every month except January- the one time I tried to go then, we got a report of ice dams and backed out.
As far as hiking in to look, I find it hard to believe that there would be ice dams right at Skull rapid- the constriction and speed of the current would prevent it. There would more likely be ice dams on some of the other bends though where the water slows down- I'm thinking of just before Marble Canyon in particular...
I have always run the left line at SITM- down the middle of the tongue pushing left, square up to the left side of the hole and back off magnetic wall- Andy, I thought you were the one who showed me to do it that way? Maybe not...