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Incredible Hulk Conditions

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GregC. · · Reno, NV · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 10

Anyone know what the conditions are like for the approach as far as snow? Thanks!

Maureen Maguire · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 0

People are skiing it

Lauren DeLaunay · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 25

Easy walking as of 5/19, crampons not necessary but nice. The top part is skiable but you'll be carrying your skis 4 miles to get to the snow. 

Kyle Edmondson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 20

Anyone able to update conditions on the Hulk?

EJN · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 201

bump, also interested in current conditions

419 · · Sacramento · Joined May 2010 · Points: 535

Go for it! Pics taken 7/14.

Jared M · · Oakland, CA · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 70

From 7/15:

Approach is dry until just above 8300' up Little Slide Canyon. Then it's casual on/off snow all the way up to the base of the Hulk, depending on how direct a line you want. The only unavoidable snow we hit was around 9500', just west of the short cliff where people commonly camp near the base.

The walk-off descent was dry from the notch to the main gully start (check MP decent beta). There was snow for maybe a hundred meters midway down the gully - could be sketch early in the day if frozen, but no problems later in day. Pretty warm temps up there - the snow is melting fast.

EJN · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 201

Thanks y'all!

Creed Archibald · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 868

Just hiked out yesterday. There is still a lot of snow on the approach. We had a mountaineers ax and used it like a cane for walking up and as a brake for glissading. 

Mark Straub · · Berkeley, CA · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 25

Have there been a lot of thunderstorms this season?

Mark Straub · · Berkeley, CA · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 25

Conditions are great up there right now, there also isn't that much snow (although there is some).  We didn't need ice axes.

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