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Anyone been up there lately?

Wondering how the dreaded Mos Key Toes may be...
BackAtItAgain
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Yep....get high and the skeeters won't bug you. Craig Martin
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Over 10k and they're still pretty gnarly right now.

Maybe they thin out around 14.6k or so...
Brian in SLC
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over 11k and they don't even exist. Craig Martin
From Park City
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Nearly all the rock climbing venues in the Uintas are under 11k...and...get pretty darn buggy when they're in bloom... Brian in SLC
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Yeah....the mosquitos are terrible right now. I would avoid climbing in the Uintas until at least early september, just to be safe. Craig Martin
From Park City
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Jun 22, 2012
Craig Martin wrote:
Yeah....the mosquitos are terrible right now. I would avoid climbing in the Uintas until at least early september, just to be safe.

I hear the bug situation around the SecrEstwing Crag is OUT OF CONTROL!
People getting swarmed and literally flown away by the bugs to be devoured... Piles of bones littering the base and stuff.
I'd take Brian's advice

BWAH :)
Boissal
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Jun 22, 2012
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Boissal wrote:
I hear the bug situation around the SecrEstwing Crag is OUT OF CONTROL! People getting swarmed and literally flown away by the bugs to be devoured... Piles of bones littering the base and stuff. I'd take Brian's advice BWAH :)


what was Brian's advice?
Craig Martin
From Park City
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Jun 22, 2012
just Jong it!
Was up there the past 3 weekends.

I will confirm the buggyness.

it's very buggy.
Tea
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Jun 22, 2012
Craig Martin wrote:
what was Brian's advice?


head.... above..... 14.6 k..... reading comprehension....
BurtMachlan
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Jun 22, 2012
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BurtMachlan wrote:
head.... above..... 14.6 k..... reading comprehension....


That was advice? 14.6k does not exist in UT. But thanks for your help.
Craig Martin
From Park City
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Jun 22, 2012
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Yeah, in Utah, we bump into the firmament at around 14k. Just enough room to give some clearance for really tall guys on King's Peak.

How 'bout that Clarence King, eh? Makes sense he had more than one wife at a time...

My advice? Take the usual precautions and expect it to be buggy!
Brian in SLC
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Craig Martin wrote:
14.6k does not exist in UT.


My bad. climbing at 14.6k does not exist in UT.
Craig Martin
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Jun 22, 2012
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BurtMachlan
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Jun 25, 2012
went up yesterday. forest is extremely dry. bugs are basically non-existant. a few skeeters in the late afternoon. place is a tinderbox BackAtItAgain
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