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Jun 6, 2013
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Rock routes? Sharks tooth, Hallet, Petit. Anybody have first hand knowledge?

I'm looking for a partner for Saturday btw.
Greg D
From Here
Joined Apr 5, 2006
961 points
Jun 6, 2013
Intruder, 5.11+. Zion National Park. Photo: Matt K...
Zowie was 100% dry last weekend. Though the descent was tricky, wet snow over running water.

I'm going up to Petit on Sunday. Although it may prove to be warm enough to climb on Hallett already.
Andy Hansen
From Longmont, Colorado
Joined Sep 26, 2009
2,632 points
Jun 6, 2013
gathering the rope after a rap into a canyon.
I'm headed up Saturday to check out the conditions. Going to hike up to the base of Tyndall glacier, so I'll get a real good look at Hallet. johnsonbrad1
From Golden, Colorado
Joined Apr 3, 2013
10 points
Jun 7, 2013
approach to the Grand
Im also scouting on Saturday for a few climbs' conditions. I'll let you know! Jon C. Sullivan
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 13, 2010
31 points
Jun 7, 2013
I was up in the Sky Pond Cirque last Sunday to do the Saber. Lots of snow on the approach, lake is still frozen, but the routes are completely dry. The snow was firm enough that no flotation was needed. MarkC
Joined Jan 20, 2006
1 points
Jun 7, 2013
Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. White...
@ MarkC

I was up in the sky pond cirque Sunday and saw someone rappeling off the Saber. Was that you? If so, way to get after it!

Trail up to the Loch is dry, after that the snow starts. Lake of Glass is thawing and Sky Pond is still solid.

Hallett is similar, trail is wet but little snow up to Emerald Lake. Emerald lake is starting to thaw, after the tallus field your postholing to the base.

Trail to Notchtop was the most difficult to travel out of the three. Still tons of snow. @ treeline there is a drift 15 ft tall and 3 football fields wide. Lots of ski tracks up there.

I'll be up there Saturday. PM me if you want to get something done.
Ryan Kempf
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 26, 2011
348 points
Jun 8, 2013
gathering the rope after a rap into a canyon.
Hallet is good to go, still a lot of snow up to the base of the cliffs though. Great for glissading down though. johnsonbrad1
From Golden, Colorado
Joined Apr 3, 2013
10 points
Jun 8, 2013
Did Petit Grepon today. It's good to go although the hike in has a fair amount of snow. BoulderCharles
Joined Sep 22, 2011
27 points
Jun 10, 2013
Top of the 3rd pitch of Touchstone at Zion NP.
Any Updates after the weekend? Said
From Redlands, Ca
Joined Nov 23, 2008
605 points
Jun 14, 2013
hanging at the bridger jacks campground
Anybody get on the big D yet? whittlesticks
From Glenwood Springs
Joined Apr 27, 2006
77 points
Jun 14, 2013
I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my...
Anyone know how much snow is in "The Gash" at the base of Sharkstooth willeslinger
From Golden, Colorado
Joined Jul 20, 2010
42 points
Jun 14, 2013
black nasty
Anyone have any new info on the Notchtop trail? Still the hardest? Cor
Joined Mar 6, 2006
1,175 points
Jun 16, 2013
Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. White...
Trails are drying out quickly with the recent heat. A lot of formations are only holding snow @ the base (main trails are dry), but not all.

Hallett is dry and in full swing, descent has minimal snow. Stay high on the climbers trail @ Emerald Lake, wouldn't want to skirt the lake with that much snow down low.

Air quality on Hallett was surprisingly good. Low lands were hazy, but the wind up in the cirque kept things clear.
Ryan Kempf
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 26, 2011
348 points
Jun 16, 2013
Towliee
Do you know how to get the Petit Grepon to yourself on the weekend?
Climb it when there is a 40% chance of afternoon storms predicted by NOAA.. Or on fathers day I guess?

No one up there climbing today! ?? unreal.. even the Saber was void of climbers..

Well here's yo beta photos..
Petit and Saber.
Petit and Saber.


Trail conditions.
Trail conditions.


Taylor conditions.
Taylor conditions.
J1.
From Boulder, Colorado
Joined Jun 25, 2009
823 points
Jun 16, 2013
The TANK!!!
Climbed Spearhead (Spear Me the Details) on 6/15. Trail to Black Lake/Spearhead was mostly dry with some sections of packed snow. The route was in good condition, with just a little running water on the 5.easy approach to Middle Earth and some on short sections of the 5.10. Chief's head looks to be in similar shape. As long as you don't mind some inconvenient wetness here and there, park season seams to be ON!

Diamond report anyone?
Tank Evans
Joined Nov 6, 2007
157 points
Jun 18, 2013
Bouldering in Morocco.
Tank Evans wrote:
Climbed Spearhead (Spear Me the Details) on 6/15. Trail to Black Lake/Spearhead was mostly dry with some sections of packed snow. The route was in good condition, with just a little running water on the 5.easy approach to Middle Earth and some on short sections of the 5.10. Chief's head looks to be in similar shape. As long as you don't mind some inconvenient wetness here and there, park season seams to be ON! Diamond report anyone?


Tank how was the descent gully??
Ryan-Nelson
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Sep 22, 2010
401 points
Jun 18, 2013
hanging at the bridger jacks campground
The road to the saber and petit has minimal snow on it with no need for traction for yo feets. Both formations are completely dry. Climbed sw corner on saber, and standard route on petit. Great fun! whittlesticks
From Glenwood Springs
Joined Apr 27, 2006
77 points
Jun 19, 2013
black nasty
Hey Towel, No summit shot?!?! Cor
Joined Mar 6, 2006
1,175 points
Jun 19, 2013
Towliee
Cor wrote:
Hey Towel, No summit shot?!?!


Uhhhh... I don't know man... I guess our camera batteries died?? Ya , that's it, the camera batteries died..

But if you really want a summit shot I can probably pull one from my archives and PM it to you.. ;)

BTW. I left my J up on the 5 th pitch if anyone goes up there this weekend..
J1.
From Boulder, Colorado
Joined Jun 25, 2009
823 points
Jun 20, 2013
The TANK!!!
Hey Ryan, Descent was totally dry except for a ~20ft snowfield at the bottom. We hiked off climbers right. Tank Evans
Joined Nov 6, 2007
157 points
Jun 20, 2013
spearhead
Diamond report anyone?

Pervertical yesterday. All dry on route. N. chimney had a fair bit of snow in it and may be better to rap it then hike down the north face as we did. Lots of snow there. Most of the face looks in great condition. Get some!
Nick Sandstrom
Joined Mar 20, 2006
139 points
Jun 23, 2013
Nearing the end of Thank God Ledge.
Went to Spearhead yesterday. Trail is in great shape with only a few patches of snow up higher by Black Lake. The Spearhead is dry and Birds of Fire looks completely dry. We did Spear Me and our friends did The Barb, otherwise, no other climbers in the entirety of Glacier Gorge!

McHenry's Peak in Glacier Gorge.
McHenry's Peak in Glacier Gorge.
Jeff G.
From Fort Collins
Joined Feb 26, 2006
1,053 points
Jul 4, 2013
hanging at the bridger jacks campground
The big D is good to go. You will need traction to get up mills glacier. North chimney is mostly dry, but you can avoid all of the snow. D7 to forrest finish was dry yesterday. We saw climber on pervertical which looked good as well. Casual has the usual show patch in the corner, but guys were climbing it. Go get after it before the summer monsoon! whittlesticks
From Glenwood Springs
Joined Apr 27, 2006
77 points


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