|By vincent L. |
Jun 14, 2013
I don't have any first hand info for this season specifically...
But from climbing the 3rd Pillar early on in past seasons, the approach through the forest , and the wide open plateau are likely snow free. The plateau obviously gets sun all day , so it melts out quick ...
crossing the gully to get to the base might be the only place you encounter snow . I'd think around this time , numerous parties have kicked steps across the gully , and they were pretty firm when I made it out there last ... firmer if you get out there earlier in the morning .
Besides plenty of sharp rocks to use to arrest if you start sliding :)