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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
How much rain is considered too wet to climb? We got about .1 inches today at the airport. Any guesses??
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 20, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
Mike, your best bet is to check the data here:


http://www.raws.dri.edu/cgi-bin/rawMAIN.pl?nvNRER

Depending upon what the read is there, and if the ground is dry where you plan to climb, that will determine whether it is okay to climb or not.


EDIT:
That data is for the visitors center on the scenic loop, so it is entirely possible you could go to the canyons and get hosed, or hell..even some of the pullouts given the high locality of some of the showers. If the ground is wet/damp, it is too wet to climb. Maybe check around on MP to see if anyone was out and about hiking or climbing today to give you a better idea? Should be able to give better insight to all interested parties in about 9 days...should be able to see Mt. Wilson from my front doorstep :-D
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
Sick link Weston! Thanks! No precip at the visitor center, calico basin hopefully should be dry!!
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Feb 20, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
The Mescalito adventure climbed like mountaineering trip to the top rap station, and we thoughtfully alleviated crowding on the standard route by choosing an alternate path to the top of the 5th, back at the parking lot by 3:30. Meeting a competent young guy on top who really helped with getting the raps done quickly as a team of four was icing on the cake. The rope pulls on the Geronimo raps were the crux, I insisted on doing them all as it was my rope. Great Red Book was cool ... Birdland and more next time.

Great place, fun times and good climbing. Hopefully feel good enough to climb harder the next time. I've been fighting some sort of bug the whole trip, going to see my GP about it tomorrow. I am now home in one piece, and thank you, to you Mike for being a great climbing partner ...

Sandstone and strippers, that's my kind of Vegas !

Vegas !
Vegas !
Credit: bmacd

Adios Amigos !

Edit: I lost ten pounds in ten days in RR
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 20, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
No problem, man. One of my regular partners is a DRI researcher and linked me to that when I kept wondering how things were out there. I have come to find that it is hit or miss relative to accuracy of smaller rain events, but anything that would shut RR down for days tends to register there in high order.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 20, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
WML;
Once you move to Vegas, and I am around, I'll take you to a cool place
NE of Vegas where there is some very good Basalt.
The 10 second APPROACH can be Horrendous tho.

:)
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 20, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
Cosmic, you talkin' bout Rainbow?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2013 - 10:50pm PT

Good to hear you made it home Bruce! It has been an excellent trip indeed. It certainly never would have happened without you!! Thanks for all the tips and tricks and for putting up with my new fangled way of doing things. ;)

I'll see you tomorrow night!!

Weston, very good info. Considering how close calico is to the visitor center it should be close I hope.

Cosmic is that basalt place you speak of those pics that you posted on my crack thread awhile back??
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 20, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
Mike, go to The Fox you must. Enjoy to the max YOU WILL. Would recommend that one in the AM since faces NE...quite possibly my favorite short route at RR.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 20, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
Yes WML.
It's a cool little canyon

and Yes, Big Mike.
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 20, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Looks pretty cool! Bumper belay and some neat lookin' 5.10 cracks! Does it get much better than THAT?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
If we have extra time tomorrow The Fox is on the list. If not ill just have to come back and do it with you!!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 20, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
They even got Crawdads in the little creek that runs thru Rainbow canyon.

YUMMMMMMMM
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Rainbow looks sick!! I'm so coming back...
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 20, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
If we have extra time tomorrow The Fox is on the list. If not ill just have to come back and do it with you!!


Ah, you'll have the gear to TR it with you for PG I would suspect - doubles in the .5-3 range is what I recall being at the top. Last time had a friend photographing me on it so just clipped what he had been using up there to TR. TOTALLY worth your time, even for a TR lap. A taste of the Creek at Red Rock.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
No way I'm going to ruin that onsight with a tr!! Looks too money!!
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 20, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Understandable, bring yer big cams and game face!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 06:12am PT
Alpine start!!!! Whut??? ;)
bjj

climber
beyond the sun
Feb 21, 2013 - 09:03am PT
If any of you neer-do-wells need a partner over the next week, let me know. My usual partner is out of town for a while. I live 5 minutes away, and don't have much to do most of the time. Yes, cry for me.
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 21, 2013 - 09:09am PT
bjj, you ever been up to Eagle Wall? Got any beta on that? A buddy of mine and I are hoping to head up there soon. Also will be looking for post-work craggin' partners soon (got the house I was mentioning up-thread). I move down on March 2.

also, any of you who have been down there of late...what time is it getting dark in the canyons or in calico?
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