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Tuttle Creek TH Conditions + S Face Routes of LPP beta

Postby WML » Thu May 20, 2010 5:24 pm

Hey there, I was contemplating a trip Sun-Mon to climb either the Winter Route or Winter Chimney on LPP's south face. I've read very little about either other than what is on SP and in the Secor book....

So what I'm sayin' (or askin') is two things:

1. What are current road conditions for Tuttle Creek TH?

2. Does anybody have any info RE: either of the aforementioned routes on Lone Pine Peak?


Thanks so much!

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Postby kevin trieu » Fri May 21, 2010 5:27 am

1. I went up Tuttle Creek about a month ago and got very close to the TH. You should be able to get all the way to the TH by now.
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Postby WML » Fri May 21, 2010 6:52 am

thanks for the replies guys! Appreciate it. Still nobody who's been up either 'winter' route? Bueller?
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Postby The Chief » Fri May 21, 2010 2:31 pm

It's all clear all the way up to the base of the WR. Have fun but do be advised that there will be major run off in the afternoons.

Also, we are expecting some stormy weather this weekend so be careful.

Here's both sections of the T-Creek from the Whitney Cave area of the A-Hills last week..
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Here's the link for a blow up of the same shot:
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Postby WML » Fri May 21, 2010 4:41 pm

The Chief wrote:It's all clear all the way up to the base of the WR. Have fun but do be advised that there will be major run off in the afternoons.

Also, we are expecting some stormy weather this weekend so be careful.

Here's both sections of the T-Creek from the Whitney Cave area of the A-Hills last week..
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Here's the link for a blow up of the same shot:
http://c0278592.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspac ... 623036.JPG


Thanks, Chief. In terms of runoff, you mean the creek roaring right?

Just took a look at the latest NOAA projections for the area, and it looks like for once my days off are coinciding with the crap weather clearing out a bit. Sunday shouldn't be too windy, or rainy, my two major concerns.

On the other hand, wrangling up a partner for those days has been rough!
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Postby The Chief » Fri May 21, 2010 4:57 pm

NWS just posted aHIGH WIND WARNING for that entire Southern Sierra/Owens Valley area beginning this eve through Sunday morning with snow above 8k through Sunday Eve.

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Postby WML » Fri May 21, 2010 9:31 pm

Gah, bummer.
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Postby pjc30943 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:52 am

Anyone been up the winter route (or have pics where the route is visible) over the last month?
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