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Dec 25, 2012
Has anyone climbed through the ledges in the December? Looking to get beta if you have. Real Name Taken
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Dec 28, 2012
I spoke with my father last night (Dale Ebersbacher, who with my mother, Fran Ebersbacher, discovered the Ledges), and his exact quote was, "You wouldn't catch me up there in December."

So, there's one answer for you.

Diana Ebersbacher
Diana Ebersbacher
Joined Dec 28, 2012
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Dec 28, 2012
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Straight from the horse's mouth. So cool. Jon H
From Boulder
Joined Nov 24, 2009
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Dec 29, 2012
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Haha, so good! As if the kitty litter all over the ledges in the summer aren't interesting enough... After lucking out and successfully guessing my way through them, I was ready to change my name to Ebersbacher.. Chris Horton
From Tucson AZ
Joined Jul 3, 2010
260 points
Dec 29, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: South of Windy Peak
I don't know anything about Ebersbacher's Ledges in December.

However, last September I went to descend the trail after a Mt. Russell summit trip and I got caught in a really bad rain storm. The Ledges were one big waterfall. I didn't want to wait it out, it was late in the day, and I was still altitude sick. So I pushed my way down the creekbed through thick vegetation. Overall, it was a miserable experience.

My point is that the creek bed was a viable option as a last resort. I strung together various animal trails in between the torrential bushwhacking. Your mileage may vary.

It's really cool that Diana checked in!
John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 2, 2002
4,483 points
Dec 30, 2012
Thanks Diana! Made a go at it, but the powder was too deep and light to get to the ledges in snowshoes...perhaps a blessing. I was hoping it would be iced over, but too early in the season.

@Chris: yeah the granite back in there is real chaucy...sketchy to climb through even with sticky rubber, but if it is covered in ice, crampons might make the going a little easier. Just not enough thaw-freeze cycles this time of year to make that happen.

I'll check back in on it late winter early spring.
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Dec 31, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: From Mountain Magazine (Bruce Carson's first clean...
Pushing straight up the drainage is the way to go during the winter. Willow wallowing is minimal with enough snow. The Ledges are not the way to go during winter months. Ryan Huetter
From Mammoth Lakes, CA
Joined Apr 10, 2006
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