Ever since I saw it I've wanted to climb it. It looks like so much fun and It's in Cali so I think it would be a great trip.
I looked at the report on summit post but some more info might help. First off what months could I go to avoid snow and the use of crampons and an ice axe? I'm thinking summer but I don't know if June to August is all clear of snow.
Everything I have heard is that the route isn't real defined and you can pretty much climb up wherever you like to.
Also what is the weather like on Whitney in June to August?
And I think the rack sounds pretty simple.
Any other advice would be great
1000Pks wrote:I knew someone who free solo'ed it, but he said he would never do that again. Apparently the Fresh Air traverse (?) is pretty scary unroped.
Sorry, wrong route. The FAT is on the East Face not the EB.
Diggler wrote:I'd say the hardest parts of the route are a) securing a permit to do it during the standard permit season (late May until early October, if I remember correctly)
Diggler wrote:There is frequently unsettled weather in the Sierra in the 'early' season (read June, early July)- rain & thunderstorms (some dub it the "monsoon" season, which actually occurs in Asia).
Day Hiker wrote:Diggler wrote:Diggler wrote:There is frequently unsettled weather in the Sierra in the 'early' season (read June, early July)- rain & thunderstorms (some dub it the "monsoon" season, which actually occurs in Asia).
I know that the Sierra Nevada do not get it anywhere near like what the Rockies get. There is quite a difference, for sure. In the Rockies, they seem to get hammered more afternoons than not. In the Sierra, I have talked to people finishing 2 weeks on the JMT in summer, and they never got rain once.
But this "thing" that is a DISTINCT seasonal wind pattern shift that brings more atmospheric moisture and resulting thunderstorms to the Southwest and Rockies, generally between early July and early September, what would you call it, if not "monsoon"? I have heard it called that for quite some time by every meteorologist who reports on the phenomenon, and I have never heard it called anything else. It doesn't seem to be a term reserved just for Asia.
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