by Yeti » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:21 pm
by schaffner » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:48 pm
by Vitaliy M. » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:50 pm
by JHH60 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:34 pm
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?
by lcarreau » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:00 am
by Yeti » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:03 pm
JHH60 wrote:If you like snow and alpine ice climbs, another mountain you might consider is Shasta.
by Yeti » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:37 pm
by JHH60 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:22 pm
by Yeti » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:46 pm
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.
by schaffner » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:23 pm
by JHH60 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:40 pm
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.
by Yeti » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:47 pm
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.
by Palisades79 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:39 pm
by schaffner » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:15 pm
by JHH60 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:49 pm