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Feb 18, 2016
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Hey all,

I'm headed to the valley with a non-climber friend to (hopefully) see the firefall this weekend. I was thinking about getting some jugging just for practice's sake. Does anyone know about the current conditions of those lines?

Thanks in advance!
violetteta8
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Jul 11, 2014
90 points
Feb 18, 2016
violetteta8 wrote:
Hey all, I'm headed to the valley with a non-climber friend to (hopefully) see the firefall this weekend. I was thinking about getting some jugging just for practice's sake. Does anyone know about the current conditions of those lines? Thanks in advance!



There's a firefall? I thought those stopped years ago.
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
284 points
Feb 18, 2016
I am assuming he means the natural one.
yosemitefirefall.com/yosemite-...

Not the olde' timey ones where they push hot coals off the edge.
Mike Nevko
From Currently Charlotte
Joined Feb 27, 2011
1,271 points
Feb 18, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: La Cosita, Right, 5.9. For the record, i'm not pul...
Haha yes, the natural one. Pretty sure they aren't still pushing coals over the edge! (Hope not anyway!) violetteta8
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Jul 11, 2014
90 points
Feb 18, 2016
Thanks, I didn't know about that natural one! FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
284 points
Feb 18, 2016
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Yeah, this is the "natural" firefall. Taken last Saturday 2/13 on a quick weekend Valley trip. I didn't even know that my visit coincided, but when we got down from Nutcracker into the Manure Pile parking lot there were literally 40-50 people out with tripods and telephoto lenses set up.

FYI - If you want to find a parking spot, I recommend getting to wherever you plan on sitting at least 2 hours before sunset. Parking gets SCARCE. We came down to an overflowing parking lot with people double-parked all over the place blocking other cars, tripods set up in the middle of the parking lot, etc.


Rock Climbing Photo: Horsetail Falls Firefall - Feb 13, 2016
Horsetail Falls Firefall - Feb 13, 2016
Jon H
From Boulder
Joined Nov 24, 2009
138 points
Feb 22, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: La Cosita, Right, 5.9. For the record, i'm not pul...
Bump for conditions update:

All the fixed lines were in pretty good shape. The 4th(i believe) line from the bottom is pretty wet as it lays where water runs during this time of year. Otherwise, it was a beautiful day to be on El Cap!

The firefall was also impressive. The light didn't get super tight on the water itself (to make it like look like lava) but it did provide some impressive lighting and glowing around Horsetail fall.
violetteta8
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Jul 11, 2014
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