snow in the Gunks?


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kenr · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 10,599

Got a report of 8 inches in the western Catskills.

Seeing some yet-unmelted snow on lawns and roofs in eastern Pennsylvania.

Wondering how much is on the ground on our favorite ridge in between those.

Ken

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,740

Local reports suggest about 4 inches on the Ridge.

kenr · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 10,599

Thanks --
so sounds like just enough to mess up much climbing,
but not enough to much enjoy skiing.

steverett · · San Diego, CA · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 105

Currently 5" in New Paltz. For future reference:

http://www.weather.gov/nerfc/snow_depth_im
http://www.weather.gov/images/nerfc/ops/sny_snowdepth.png

TaylorP · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

Dang I was hoping to go climb today. DO you think it will be clear by Friday? I have never been up to the Gunks before and it's about a 3 hour drive.

Kevin Heckeler · · Upstate New York · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,411

Some snow on the ground doesn't mean every climb will be spoiled/seeping/wet. It just means you'll need to assess each climb from the bottom to determine if you can go up it.

Bring a rope bag or tarp, in case the base is snowy or wet.

Happiegrrrl · · Gunks · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 60

People are climbing today, and were yesterday. It's sunny today, perfect for climbing unless(like me) you don't touch metal when the temps go below 50).

Chris Duca · · Havertown, PA · Joined Dec 2006 · Points: 2,095

Today was gorgeous. No snow, no seeping, no problem!

superflyjt24 Francisco · · Crested Butte, CO · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 75

Any current conditions updates? Headed home to visit family in central NY tomorrow and wondering if I should bring the tricams along. .

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,740

Heavy rain all day today (Tues.) with the same expected tomorrow.

TaylorP · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

Going to head up there tomorrow for some bouldering. Can someone give me an update of conditions please. Thanks!

gblauer Blauer · · Wayne, PA · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 800

should be perfect bouldering weather tomorrow. A few flurries today, not accumulating. We have about 5" of old snow on the ground, but, the rocks are mostly snow free.

Nolan Huther · · Clarkson University · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 582

I'm wondering if there's any cross country skiing to be had in the Gunks right now? I'm not expecting much,i f anything, but I'd thought I'd ask if there's any snow on the ground

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,740
Nolan Huther wrote:I'm wondering if there's any cross country skiing to be had in the Gunks right now? I'm not expecting much,i f anything, but I'd thought I'd ask if there's any snow on the ground
Limited skiing at the moment (it rained a bit yesterday).

EDIT - apparently the area didn't get as much rain as I initially thought
Adrienne DiRosario · · Troy, NY · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0

Does anyone have an update on conditions? Has the rock dried yet? I'm hoping to get out Sunday.

Chris Duca · · Havertown, PA · Joined Dec 2006 · Points: 2,095

Climbed rock 3 days ago. Cold, but mostly dry, with some wet streaks here and there. Carriage road was a bumpy ice sheet, so wear some micro spikes for the approach.

Nivel Egres · · New York, NY · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 130

Was pretty much perfect yesterday

ps. though we did not go higher then 12 feet, it might be worse at higher altitudes

kenr · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 10,599

We heard lots of people were getting out for skiing over Xmas + New Years, but now Mohonk Mountain House reports
Trails Closed due to icy and bare spots.

I note that the access trail / carriage road that climbers see for the Trapps is not one of the skiing trails of the Mohonk Preserve or Mountain House. Many of the skiing trails hold snow much better than the Undercliff carriage road.

Ken

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,740

Over a half inch of warm rain yesterday.

Carter West · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

Anyone have an update on the conditions? I'm not super familiar with the Gunks, but I'll be in the area this Sunday and would love to get on something easy (preferably without snow on every hold).

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,740

55 degrees here yesterday. No snow left.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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