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Yosemite conditions


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

Is the Valley covered in snow?  Will it be climbable this weekend, or should I head south?

mpech · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 2
Sirius · · Oakland, CA · Joined Nov 2003 · Points: 600

Note: there was a party on the Rostrum's N Face yesterday. Snow on ledges and cold temps but they were getting it done.

Good resource for temps on Valley floor: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-119.62338743091821&lat=37.728731163498026

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

Thanks! Looks like it’s probably wet all throughout northern CA this weekend. Is it ok to climb at Sonora Pass the day after it rains? I’m not too familiar with the rock type or ethics there.

Sirius · · Oakland, CA · Joined Nov 2003 · Points: 600

No ethical concerns on wet granite! 

Alexander Wood · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 0

I live in oakhurst and wet and white is the forecast in the park

Tony Lobay · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 443

The Rostrum is closed for bird nesting until mid-summer: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/climbingclosures.htm 

And FWIW, if you get up on a route when the birds are nesting, you'll be in for a rather terrifying experience - they're effing aggressive - got to meet them on Wawona Dome once (birds not known to nest there at the time). 


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