Climbed at suicide today saturday!
Beautiful day with partly sunny skies greeted us. Cold belaying in the shade...we climbed @ buttress of cracks; the hernia is clean, no wet or ice till the bolts (which we chipped ice and snow out to unearth them!) The face climbs to the R were good still, small water slivers running down here and there. There were a handfull of partys up enjoying the day, the rock wasnt even that cold!
N face of Tah-not-so-easy is in winter mode. snow all over on ledges, no ice I could see. The trough is looking good for a winter mixed climb rite now. Ski tracks and south area looked inviting.
Snow all the way up the trail to base of suicide and tahquitz.
BTW- a helicopter was hovering over the PCT junction saddle for a while and looked like a rescue was under way. When we came down to the parking lot we saw a sheriff, a fire truck, and the riverside mountain rescue unit vehicle coming down. Somethin went down...