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High Sierra in early May


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dave.brown · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2010 · Points: 0

I looking for some advice on climbing on Temple Crag in the High Sierra in early May.

I'm visiting California from the UK the first week in May and was hoping to climb something on Temple Crag. I'm not sure if this is a totally unrealistic idea. I know people normally climb here June to September but I'm on a work related trip so its got to be May.

I'm happy on snow and glaciers and can be equipped with crampons and axe if it is required.

Am I going to get stuck in huge amounts of soft snow and eaten by hungry bears or will it work fine.

Your opinions please.

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

It really depends on the weather within the two weeks or so preceding your trip. Warm temps with no recent snowfall would be doable. It could be a snowy alpine mess also.  

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