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Advice please - Yosemite bouldering July 28-30th vs wildfires ?

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Geoffrey Johnston-Hall · · Blue Mountains (Australia) · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 0

I'm dropping into SF (from Australia on a very short stop over) this weekend and was thinking of rental a bouldering pad (v18rentals) and heading out to Yosemite; Friday midday-ish to Sunday afternoon (will have shoes and a harness only). Anyone got advice on whether its ok with the wildfires around to boulder around the valley? Is it too hot to boulder? 

G1nj3r · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 5

If you're just bouldering consider Tahoe. Finding camping is easier and it has way more bouldering. It's also often cooler than the valley. 

Thue Madsen · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 15

We were bouldering in Tuolumne Meadows last weekend and it was fine. It was a bit hot but no notice of the fire up there and lot of great swimming holes around to cool off in after a session. Camping is definitely an issue if you don't already have reservations.

Jack V · · Reno, NV · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 10

2nding the recommendation for Tahoe. Donner summit/Donner pass road and the surrounding area off of I80 (castle peak, summit lake,etc.)  has a ton to offer as well and is even closer to San Francisco. Both are less of a drive, less crowds, easy/free camping. Plus Tahoe is awesome when you want to relax. 

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