by benken » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:18 am
by SKI » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:19 pm
by mvs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:46 pm
AlpineAffinity wrote:Royal Arches will more than likely be super wet here in a few months- a better fall route. ...
by Dave Dinnell » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:54 pm
by Diggler » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:37 pm
by benken » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:45 pm
by WML » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:10 pm
benken wrote:thanks so much for the rapid response i didnt expect anything this thorough. ive been lurking these forums for a while now but finally conquered my fear of posting so thanks for the feedback its much appreciated!
im leaning toward bishops terrace... it seems straightforward. one pitch, rap rings at the top (right?)
is there any specific route at the base of el cap thats a single pitch that anyone can recommend? or is it like diggler said "It's pretty hard to go wrong in the Valley- have a blast!", can i pretty much just throw a dart anywhere and be good to go?
i was planning on being there three days, would it be ill advised to just sorta rely on hanging out at camp 4 and asking around? or would i just be pimp slapped and called a noob?
by Diggler » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:42 pm
by rhyang » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:25 pm
by fatdad » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:54 pm
by benken » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:16 pm
fatdad wrote:Some good suggestions thus far, though the recommendations for the longer climbs are pretty much a scratch given you'll be there in March. The weather might be great. There may be a blizzard.
One thing I'd suggest if you haven't done so already if get and review the guide. Your initial question was so opened ended it suggested that you hadn't. You want to do your homework to make sure the suggestions you get actually are appropriate for you.
Also, Camp 4 could very well be empty or near empty that time of year, so don't show up expecting to find partners. If there are climbers there, many are often happy to find someone to climb with. I did that my first summer in the Valley and met some great people. Check the bulletin board in Camp 4.
My suggestions: Harey Daley Route, After Six, Nutcracker, The Jam Crack (probably the only time of year it'll be uncrowded), Little John, Sacherer Cracker, Highway Star, Knob Job, Sherrie's Crack, Gripper, Bev's Tower, Outer Limits. Frankly, that time of year you may have to stay down valley near the Cookie and Arch Rock, where it's warmer and the cliffs get sun around 1 p.m. However, if you haven't done a lot of crack in the Valley, you'll get schooled. That's good, however. No better place to learn.
by hikerbrian » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:45 pm
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