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Dec 5, 2012
Does anyone know of current climbing conditions in the valley? Planning on checking out some of the south facing spots (Reeds, Manure Pile, Church Bowl). Heading there this weekend. Thanks. Stephen N
From San Francisco, CA
Joined Dec 24, 2011
17 points
Dec 5, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Puffy jackets and Happy Boulders
Those should all be good and dry by the weekend. It rained a decent bit today but the forecast looks clear. Temperature wise, it's been unseasonably warm. Bryan G
From Yosemite
Joined Nov 17, 2007
4,747 points
Dec 6, 2012
Great. Think it's safe to climb El Cap base routes? Any danger of falling ice? Stephen N
From San Francisco, CA
Joined Dec 24, 2011
17 points
Dec 6, 2012
El cap. cam :

yosemiteconservancy.org/webcam...
vincent L.
From Redwood City
Joined Jan 1, 2005
617 points
Dec 6, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Puffy jackets and Happy Boulders
I wouldn't worry about climbing at the base of el cap. There's not any snow at the top and the temps have been fairly warm. The popular base routes (Pine Line through Sacher Cracker) are usually protected by virtue of being at the base of a low angle slab. Any sheets of ice that come off the headwalls are probably going hit somewhere up near the Mammoth Terraces first and smash apart into small pieces. Bryan G
From Yosemite
Joined Nov 17, 2007
4,747 points
Dec 6, 2012
I would be more aware of falling gear from climbers above me , or rock , than ice right now . I almost took a nut tool to the head walking around the base on the right side of El Cap , which is a lot steeper. vincent L.
From Redwood City
Joined Jan 1, 2005
617 points
Dec 6, 2012
Tell me about it...last time I was there, a party a few pitches up managed to drop an entire bag of food above us. Luckily the cans of chili landed up the hill. Stephen N
From San Francisco, CA
Joined Dec 24, 2011
17 points
Dec 10, 2012
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Current conditions are great. SirTobyThe3rd
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