I climbed it on the 13th February and as ever, it provided a new experience in mixed and wet climbing. GWI is a real alpine experience unlike other waterfalls in my view. It was open up all over the place, though! I don't know if it has since further deteriorated, but we had a great climb to the very top. I didn't see any problem with the water diversion controversy. We also just shook our heads in dismay at every Chippy Choperone altered belay. I assume we will never get an answer or rational to that one. The new belay he added to below the last pitch, was, Unlike the preexisting one he partially chopped, was potentially in the line of ice fall from the lead climber...so beware belaying out left. Doesn't he know that ropes NOT going through a point just twists the ropes up? All the rappels now have rings a foot apart, and therefore twist the ropes. We walked off.
I suggest we find some cliff in the canyon where no one climbs, is chossy, or is forbidden... and Chippy can just drill away. Nah, he wouldn't go for that....it wouldn't irritate anybody.