Tallac winter routes

Regional discussion and conditions reports for the Golden State. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the California Climbing Partners forum.
User Avatar
rhyang

 
Posts: 8960
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:55 pm
Thanked: 59 times in 38 posts

Tallac winter routes

by rhyang » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:47 pm

So I was perusing the Mt. Tallac page .. I've done a bunch of the peaks around Tahoe, but never Tallac :oops:

What routes are good this time of year (comparable to say, Round Top's west ridge or crescent moon couloir) ? I'd be taking snowshoes, ice axe & crampons. Hoping to not get run over by boarders & skiers :)

User Avatar
96avs01

 
Posts: 1551
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:31 pm
Thanked: 53 times in 43 posts

by 96avs01 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:05 pm

Rob, if you want to avoid the snowsporters stick to the Southern aspects, perhaps SE chutes. I would definitely avoid the NE bowl and Cross Couloir.

User Avatar
ScottyP

 
Posts: 630
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:43 pm
Thanked: 35 times in 27 posts

by ScottyP » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:34 pm

I would think the chutes need more snow right now. I am heading up on the 8th of January to take a looksee.

User Avatar
rhyang

 
Posts: 8960
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:55 pm
Thanked: 59 times in 38 posts

by rhyang » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:53 pm

Thanks guys !

User Avatar
Vladislav

 
Posts: 285
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:47 pm
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post

by Vladislav » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:32 pm

Hey Rob,
I would suggest NE Ridge/Bowl. There's definitely enough room there to avoid skiers. The last part of the climb is quite fun (I did it last Feb).
Vlad.

User Avatar
Steve Larson

 
Posts: 2451
Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2003 12:12 am
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post

by Steve Larson » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:33 am

Tallac w/o me?

no avatar
Zzyzx

 
Posts: 1586
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:20 pm
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

by Zzyzx » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:35 am

Rob, you may find the SE chutes too mellow. The Cross is the way to go IMO (although I only descended it and it was in the spring). Very fun route though and much steeper. Either way it's a nice hike.

User Avatar
rhyang

 
Posts: 8960
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:55 pm
Thanked: 59 times in 38 posts

by rhyang » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:34 pm

Thanks Kris & Vlad ! Steve, just gathering beta :)

User Avatar
Guyzo

 
Posts: 2567
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2003 12:11 am
Thanked: 24 times in 13 posts

by Guyzo » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:00 pm

Rob.... how are the bones feeling???

Screw the ICE shit... go hang in the sunshine. :wink:

have fun.

gk :wink:

User Avatar
rhyang

 
Posts: 8960
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:55 pm
Thanked: 59 times in 38 posts

by rhyang » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:00 pm

What do you mean Guy -- Tallac sounds like a nice sunny snow climb :)

User Avatar
Guyzo

 
Posts: 2567
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2003 12:11 am
Thanked: 24 times in 13 posts

by Guyzo » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:04 pm

rhyang wrote:What do you mean Guy -- Tallac sounds like a nice sunny snow climb :)



Good to see you are doing much better now.... :wink:

User Avatar
96avs01

 
Posts: 1551
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:31 pm
Thanked: 53 times in 43 posts

by 96avs01 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:12 pm

Zzyzx wrote:Rob, you may find the SE chutes too mellow. The Cross is the way to go IMO (although I only descended it and it was in the spring). Very fun route though and much steeper. Either way it's a nice hike.


If you are doing this (Cross) in winter, I would avoid climbing it during good descent snow conditions or you will have an abundance of snowsporters dropping in. YMMV

User Avatar
rhyang

 
Posts: 8960
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:55 pm
Thanked: 59 times in 38 posts

by rhyang » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:40 pm

I plan to bring a boom box and spandex :mrgreen:

User Avatar
Princess Buttercup

 
Posts: 541
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:13 pm
Thanked: 456 times in 245 posts

by Princess Buttercup » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:33 pm

Oh HELL no... :oops:

Must.... get... picture... out... of... my... head!

Next

Return to California

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests