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Jan 21, 2014
Planning way ahead here... Any thoughts on heat factor for Scenic Cruise around the second week of June? My guess is most likely too hot... wilcox510
Joined Aug 19, 2007
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Jan 21, 2014
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Yes, most likely too hot at that time. Not enough shade on Scenic Cruise although better shade on other routes at that time. Michael Schneiter
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Apr 3, 2002
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Jan 21, 2014
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I've done it twice in early June and had not problem with heat. We did bring three liters of water each and were out at the end of the day. adam brink
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 1, 2001
669 points
Jan 21, 2014
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Go for it. and or Journey Home Ralph Swansen
From Denver CO
Joined Nov 24, 2012
126 points
Jan 21, 2014
Probably too hot but you never know. In 2008 I was able to climb during the 4th of July in the Black, 4 days in a row, with temps in the 70s. That being said, consider having a backup plan if it looks hot. Matt Stamplis
From Boston, MA
Joined Jul 26, 2006
6 points
Jan 21, 2014
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June can be very hot, but the great thing about the Cruise is that it goes into the shade by early afternoon. So, you can start descending the gully around Noon or 1pm and get on the wall just as the sun goes away. Bryan Gilmore
From Ridgway, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,160 points
Jan 21, 2014
Bryan Gilmore wrote:
June can be very hot, but the great thing about the Cruise is that it goes into the shade by early afternoon. So, you can start descending the gully around Noon or 1pm and get on the wall just as the sun goes away.


Excellent advice. And to speed up your 6 hour ascent be sure to cut weight by taping your feet for the walk down (and then burning said tape at the bottom, one lighter weighs a lot less than two approach shoes) and probably leave the beer at camp as well. rope, rack, and shirt on your back. sEnDiTbRaH!!
RyanO
From sunshine
Joined Jun 9, 2009
181 points
Feb 9, 2014
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Yep..June for the cruise worked for me. And if you're coming from Utah, hit me up! Devan Johnson
Joined Jun 3, 2006
551 points
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Feb 9, 2014
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If it is too warm, sleep in and climb midsummer nights dream. It's only slightly harder, shorter, and goes in to the shade in the afternoon. Monty
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
3,307 points
Feb 9, 2014
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Start late in the day and bivy on a fantastic ledge half way up...it's a awesome place to spend a night on the wall and you can get a early start in the cool morning air. Dick Stone
From Boulder
Joined Mar 30, 2006
187 points
Feb 10, 2014
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"Start late in the day and bivy on a fantastic ledge half way up...it's a awesome place to spend a night on the wall and you can get a early start in the cool morning air."

Dick has a point.I have always thought that that would be really fun! I believe Kor slept on that luxurious ledge on the first ascent of what was to become "The Cruise".
Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Joined Mar 16, 2007
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Feb 18, 2014
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do it now...ski in! Jay 1975
From Bonedale,CO
Joined Nov 1, 2001
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