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Stone Mountain NC info


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Curtis Baird · · Johnson City, TN · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 177

Planning on going to Stone Mountain tomorrow.  Is there any kind of winter closures currently in effect? 

Arjun Dongre · · Newton, NC · Joined May 2008 · Points: 0

Nope. Heading up tomorrow as well.

Brian Payst · · Carrboro,NC · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 10

I was just there, no closures. There are some trail closures, but they don’t affect the climbing (unless you are planning to hike back down to the Farm, the stairs are closed)

Jordan Angus Gay · · North Carolina · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 66

Hey guys, provided there are calm winds and full sun, what are the lowest sane temps for Stone?

Arjun Dongre · · Newton, NC · Joined May 2008 · Points: 0

Not sure about that!

Ernest W · · Camarillo, CA · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 25

I’ve climbed there with highs in the low 40’s, lows in the 20’s on a sunny calm day and been quite comfy.  You could probably be fine in the high 30’s if you don’t mind frozen fingers :-)

Sunshine vs cloudy is the biggest factor. The sun bakes that wall. 

Ezra Ellis · · Hotlanta · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 0

30degrees and sunny can be fine.

Bring an extra fleece and belay gloves etc

Joshua McDaniel · · Fayetteville, NC · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 10

I would say sunny, calm winds, and temps getting into the 40s would be comfortably cool.  Of course depending on your cold tolerance, you'll want to layer to your comfort level.

Adam Fleming · · Moab · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 302
Ernest W wrote:

I’ve climbed there with highs in the low 40’s, lows in the 20’s on a sunny calm day and been quite comfy.  You could probably be fine in the high 30’s if you don’t mind frozen fingers :-)

Sunshine vs cloudy is the biggest factor. The sun bakes that wall. 

You don't need fingers to climb at Stone!  Not like there's anything to grab up there...

Ernest W · · Camarillo, CA · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 25
Adam Fleming wrote:

You don't need fingers to climb at Stone!  Not like there's anything to grab up there...

Very true. My first time back on the rock after elbow surgery was at Stone ‘cause I didn’t need to use my arms there!  

Curtis Baird · · Johnson City, TN · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 177

Thanks, we ended up climbing with it cloudy and it never reached 17 degrees.  It was definitely something.

Ashlynne Ray · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0

Arjun Dongre · · Newton, NC · Joined May 2008 · Points: 0

Anybody on this thread free tomorrow to climb at stone?

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