says that the ice around Curecanti is in. It doesn't mention Gandalf's beard by name, but at least it's a sign that it might be in. A year like this with snow could be promising. Let me do some research today at lunch. It's supposed to be high of 61 in Hotchkiss this weekend. If the climb isn't REALLY shady with a good drip feeding it I bet it's out-of-condition.
As far as a multi-sport attempt goes, wow, a winter descent of the Black. . .whoa. I bet things are icy down in the gut. I haven't been in my boat since September. My tail is between my legs, my ears are back, and I feel like I need to piss.