|By Ken Chase |
Jan 30, 2013
Dont think its rainy then. We were there in early april and the first few days were mid 50s in the early morn and high 70s for the highs, gorgeous, then it got insanely hot a few days later. Couldnt climb any exposed walls after late morning, but the virgin canyon stayed cool, dry and breezy all day, and there's lots to climb in there and in other shady areas (since its the desert, any shade is pretty cool, and usually nicely breezy - just bring lots of water).
The last day it suddenly dropped back to a high of 75 (but i still wore a white shirt and 3/4 length beige climbing pants in case :), so we hit TWZ with no incidents (except some swearing about the idiot that put the 5.12 up on the 20th pitch - and thanks to the angels who bolted all that and put up the fixed rope at the top - recently replaced according to Magic Ed ;) -- one of the best climbing experience of my life, just zoned out like on a marathon, climbing, climbing, climbing, just me and the rock for most of the day, so dialed in, so focused, it was bliss -- oh, occasionally I talked to this other dude, my partner.. ;)
As for female tourist, alone, couldnt say, but depending how many days and your budget, Milton (manages Homero's) is the nicest sweetest guy on the planet - he guided us in Monterrey for the day, was great. Think you can contact him thru Homero's webpage or maybe on Facebook...