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Epinephrine in Early January?
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Oct 29, 2015
Anyone have first hand experience climbing on epi in January? Does the route get shade the entire day? Will it be arctic cold even on a 50 degree day? Do sections of the route get really wet or seep or even get icy? I Appreciate any information! Zak Munro
From VT,CO, Bar Harbor ME
Joined Sep 30, 2012
272 points
Oct 29, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Cold day at Smug's
Brrrr.

Did it in May a few years ago. A little snow at the base and top. The route was clear but cold. No idea if it was a normal year or not.
csproul
From Davis, CA
Joined Dec 3, 2009
355 points
Oct 29, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Dow Williams, 2011
Zak, first time I climbed Epi was in early Feb. The only issue was that the ramp that heads for the tree on the summit ridge was full of snow. We were in sneakers as I recall and that made the traverse in snow feel a bit exposed. It was in the middle of a regular Vegas winter as I recall and that was the only part of the route which had ice or snow. It was not too cold. Good luck with your trip. Dow Williams
From St. George, Utah; Canmore, AB
Joined Mar 13, 2006
241 points
Nov 24, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Just before the "footless" section
What's epinephrine like in late November? Dana Walters 1
From Spokane, Washington
Joined Jan 21, 2014
28 points
Nov 24, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Me at the good rest on Doggie Do
Could be pleasant, could be frigid. Use the NOAA forecast below:

Weather.gov forecast for Black Velvet

I stole that link from the MP page for Black Vevlet. You can also use that to check the weather. Be advised that at this time of year, the entirety of the route is in the shade all day. Enjoy!
Weston L
From Summerlin, NV
Joined Mar 14, 2010
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