Maple Canyon in August (weather, temps, etc.)?


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Lee Frazer · · Durango, Colorado · Joined Sep 2006 · Points: 160

How's the weather in Maple Canyon in mid-August? I've never climbed there. 

(Partner and I were planning to tick off some clasics in the Tetons then, but have to find an alternative - within 5 hrs of the SLC airport - due to a stubborn back injury that forbidding long approaches, heavy backpacks, and overnights in the backcountry. Unfortunately!)

Thanks for any comments or advice...

Lee 

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 0
Lee Frazer wrote:

How's the weather in Maple Canyon in mid-August? I've never climbed there. 

(Partner and I were planning to tick off some clasics in the Tetons then, but have to find an alternative - within 5 hrs of the SLC airport - due to a stubborn back injury that forbidding long approaches, heavy backpacks, and overnights in the backcountry. Unfortunately!)

Thanks for any comments or advice...

Lee 

The weather is generally stable, with the occasional possibility of afternoon T-storms. Since Maple is around 6500' -ish, with opportunity to follow shade, summer temps are reasonable. It can be hot, but not debilitating or, compared to some areas further south, life threatening. 

http://www.climbingweather.com/Utah/Maple-Canyon/averages

Lee Frazer · · Durango, Colorado · Joined Sep 2006 · Points: 160

Thanks for your reply, and the link too. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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