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Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« on: January 11, 2011, 06:58:33 pm »
Looks like things are shaping up. Sources indicate dryness and warmer temps through the end of this month.

Yessss.... project time! Anyone else gunning it?

This is the official thread to call me out when the weather craps out and you get rescued.


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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 04:14:18 pm »
It's been consistently COLD up here in The ID. Teens & single digits most nights. Brrrr.
I envy your proximity to the Big Stone. A Push? I'd like to try one of those sometime.
I'm out of action presently. I tried to chop off a fingertip. Well, I wasn't actually tryin', but it sure looks like it.
Yeesh.
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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 02:01:57 am »
it looked stunning last couple days. didn't see but one car at the parking for el cap Saturday. probably base routes climbers.

but you saw my pic prolly, water dripping out over NA wall pretty heavily

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 09:50:59 am »
the column is in for sure. we climbed electric ladyland via prow/tda on saturday and nighttime temps were warm. the valley was booming with avalanches. no waterfalls but some routes are seeping considerably. there is still plenty of snow on top but the rim is melted out and dry. looks like we're good for about another 10-12 days.

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 11:27:47 am »
trip report with pics?

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 08:20:03 pm »
ZM down.  Great route, hard hooking, hard heads, blown heads, new heads. Broken rock, loose rock, good rock. All fun climbing though.


Weather looks clear for more time to come.  We were in t shirts all day and toasty at night. Best weather ever.


Go get some!

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 06:39:46 am »
Right on, HoiPolloi & Mr!!
Glad somebody's out there gettin' some. I'll be tryin' to break away later in the fair times.
Cheers!

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2011, 08:52:02 am »
even half dome is being climbed right now.... amazing.


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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2011, 09:36:34 am »
Cool, yeah just my luck come mid to later May when we are planning on making our annual spring trip it will Snow

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2011, 02:09:14 pm »
What route got bagged on Half Dome Mr.?

It would be great weather to be up there, a bit more proud than an El Cap 'winter' ascent in weather like this...

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2011, 02:41:10 pm »
dont want to say... not the regular route. they were only up 3-4p, not bagged yet. props to them just getting to the base! brr...

you climb w/ scotty, hoi? congrats on that one. cool.


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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2011, 05:36:39 pm »
Thanks Mr. 

Yeah Scott was there to settle his vendetta!

Hopefully you are getting some time in the ditch with the good weather too?

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2011, 06:24:39 pm »
Hey Mr. I'm curious as to why you don't want to say whats being climbed on half dome. Out of the 50 people that read this site I dont think any ones going to spoil their ascent or spray it up on the Taco. For those of us that don't have the beauty to jet to the valley duing a week of good weather, it always helps the stoak to see what other people are doing and I'm not.  Either way nice job on your guys climbs, if I could be there I would. Instead I must settle for bolting sport climbs on mud for the meantime, a little step down from the bigwalls.

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 06:57:38 pm »
That's an age old tradition, JH. Or I'm assuming such. No spew until the Route is through, Eh Mr.?
Just my take.

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011, 07:44:05 pm »
Oh Skully I'm well aware but times have changed and were all online 1000miles away not around the campfire at C4 a post about an anonymous team poised four pitches up the jet stream on bigwalls.com aint going to change much for them. Hell then they might have a couple of people cheering them on. I respect the secrecy thing and play that game all the time my self, but it just the h dizzle not some unclimbed big wall in northern california (haha). Just hope I get to hear about it at some point ha!

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2011, 09:22:20 pm »
super psyche and super secret don't sound so different. maybe they are the same?!?!?


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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2011, 12:15:23 am »
Well either way lets see some pictures from these ZM and Electric Lady Land climbs! Now that will be some psyche!

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2011, 12:37:55 pm »
looks like still have a week+ or so before this fair weather window closes on us.

dont really have any photos of e.l., we did most of it that sat night. great route, really should get done way more. checked out south central last weekend and did s. man, skull queen. never freeclimbed jo jo before, wow, 1st pitch of prow, or the 10a 2nd pitch up to dinner, all smiles. rad freeclimbing temps right now.

good times.

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2011, 08:52:09 pm »
Right on! How was South Central, looked over that way a bit from Southern Man a few years ago. Lots of wide? Lots of free?

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2011, 09:21:45 am »
jh: proud wide on s.c.! bring the #6, heh. 

anyone know who got the ffa?

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2011, 01:55:51 pm »
Pretty sure it was Dean Potter but I could be wrong on that.

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Re: Good Yosemite weather window: now til end of Jan
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2011, 09:59:39 pm »
Did you guys free the SC mr?  Looks like a fun route