Yeti wrote:Hello all
I'l be in the SF area for a week, with a few days to myself. I've been looking over Whitneys Mountaineers Route as a fun climb, with the bonus of bagging the lower-48 highpoint.
Will there be much snow on the route in mid July?
Any other sort of "classic" alpine mountaineering routes in Central California?
JHH60 wrote:If you like snow and alpine ice climbs, another mountain you might consider is Shasta.
JHH60 wrote:A 15F bag should be sufficient, especially if you have a tent. It's not a bad idea to have a tent especially if the snow has melted at your bivy spot. Shasta can be very windy at altitude and if the snow has melted there can be a lot of pumice in the air. Call me soft but it's nice to have some shelter from the wind and dust at night.
schaffner wrote:Last year in May a friend brought a Lamina 35 to Hidden Valley @9800 ft and said it was warm enough (OK, he is Canadian). If I would go mid July I would hope that a true 15F bag is not necessary, but a bag like that would probably cover most deviations of the temperature from normal.
JHH60 wrote:John Muir famously survived a night on the Shasta summit in shirtsleeves and a blanket on April 30, 1875, but he wasn't very comfortable.
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