norco17 wrote:I am planning on spending my spring break in zion this year with my girl friend, and am curious what conditions will be like last week of march first week of april.
I am interested in...
-hikes up to about ten miles
-canyons (we have wet suits, but not dry suits I think it might be a lttile cold still)
preferably not to technical, but a few raps would be ok.
-backpacking I am open to any suggestions here we have snowshoes crampons ax....
-trad climbing she doesn't climb much so anything good under 5.6 or so
What I am really looking for is no people if that is possible.
FortMental wrote:The Virgin's not going to be any colder, just muddier and maybe higher, than, say, early May.
FortMental wrote:Checkerboard Mesa (5.7) will have the easiest climbing. Note that even the easiest climbing requires being comfortable on loose, run-out stuff.
While there, you should very seriously consider very early morning 3rd class scrambles to get into good position for when the light hits the canyon walls, especially when the weather is iffy. The photos you'll get will be astounding, and worth the trip.
Don't even think of restaurants.
FortMental wrote: ..... Bring all food and booze because Springdale and environs blows. Don't even think of restaurants.
norco17 wrote:So what is the water temp that time of year?
FortMental wrote: Lots of wine. Chicks dig wine.
FortMental wrote:Let's see, what else....oh yeah, candles. Don't forget candles. LED lights make flesh look dead.
FortMental wrote: and a cozy tent.
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