Current road and climbing conditions in SEKI?


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kevin deweese · · Oakland, Ca · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 200

Anyone know what the current road conditions and access for Kings Canyon? I'm specifically looking at access to Moro Rock, North Sentinel (though probably not), and Danland. 

Also, does anyone know if Crystal Wall has been taken off the closure list for the Chimney Rocks area?

I called the number on the NPS website for current road conditions but for some reason it would not register when I pressed #1 so it was a fruitless experience. 

SirTobyThe3rd · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 1,740

Kevin, road to Moro is all the way opened.

Road into Kings Canyon is all the way opened and the approach to North Sentinel/Grand Sentinel is fine. I climbed the NE buttress of Grand Sentinel last week. North Sentinel has really nice crack lines on it, you would really like it I think.

Road to chimney rocks/big baldy is not plowed. Climbed at big baldy a few weeks ago - hiking over snow, but not too bad. 

Danland - pretty sure you can drive all the way there now with mineral king rd opened.

Have fun.

SirTobyThe3rd · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 1,740
kevin deweese · · Oakland, Ca · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 200

Thanks V hopefully I'll see you up there!

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