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Red Rock in late may - too hot?

Postby bdynkin » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:03 pm

What do you think? We climbed there in early March when it was cold so all routes in shady canyons are still to be climbed.
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Postby bdynkin » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:49 pm

Nobody knows?
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Postby MoapaPk » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:56 pm

Well, I'm not a climber, but I do scramble over the peak tops and canyons a lot.

The answer depends a lot on the luck of the draw. For example, Sunday it was 80F in Vegas; Monday it was 65F. I've seen days in June when the high at the RR Visitor center was 71F.

There are many climbs on N-facing walls. Much of the "heat" of southern Nevada is diminished if you stay out of the sun. Ice Box Canyon is so-named for a reason.

If you come out here and the temps are intolerable that week, you might consider climbing at the Hood off Kyle Canyon -- starts at ~8000'.
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Postby bdynkin » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:07 pm

Yes, it makes sense. I was also thinking that if we happen to hit a 'heat wave" we could drive to Sierras.
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Re: Red Rock in late may - too hot?

Postby rpc » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:08 pm

bdynkin wrote:What do you think? We climbed there in early March when it was cold so all routes in shady canyons are still to be climbed.


Nein!! Then there was that one memorial day when it was raining for 3+ days & snowing just above the road level.
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Postby fatdad » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:49 pm

Really depends on where you're climbing and the weather. The first and second pullouts will be toasty, but Black Velvet could be really chilly. I think you'll find plently to climb. It's not like the locals stop climbing after April.
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Postby Dow Williams » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:24 am

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