warm, easy, yosemite multipitch this weekend?

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Tripod? Swellguy? Halfwit? Smegma?

Trad climber
Wanker Stately Mansion, Placerville
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Nice.....
I appreciate all the recs and feedback. Canceled the trip last night due to rain and lack of sleep. Woke up this morning rested, opened the curtains saw the sun streaming in and thought...WTF am I thinking? I remembered my old climbing mantra regarding iffy weather: If in doubt get out!
The web cam shots have the look of epic beauty.
yeeha

a:)
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
Sorry about the weather. One tidbit on the Cookie Sheet. I first climbed there on the President's Day weekend in 1973. The weather had been sunny for at least a week, but there were plenty of water streaks. The crux of our climb (otherwise 5.7) was probably crossing those streaks without getting our shoes wet.

John
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Hitting Parkline or Cookie Sheet next Saturday. There shouldn't be much snow on the ground at 4000 feet after a week of mid-60s, right?
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
Hitting Parkline or Cookie Sheet next Saturday. There shouldn't be much snow on the ground at 4000 feet after a week of mid-60s, right?

Correct. You can always use the webcam link on ST to get current conditions at the site of the old Happy Isles Bridge, Ahwahnee Meadow (with the Arches and Half Dome), Sentinel Dome looking toward Tenaya Canyon, El Cap, and Turtleback Dome looking west.

John
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
Webcam scouting=brilliant! Thanks.
Tripod? Swellguy? Halfwit? Smegma?

Trad climber
Wanker Stately Mansion, Placerville
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
Arrived fri PM driving through blizzard on 120 and sopping wet with giant puddles in Valley, but awoke to blue skies Sat. expected everything to be soaked.
Climbed Munginaella to Saleginella. Both almost bone dry and the Valley almost empty. Talk about fast drying!
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:35am PT
Bump for anyone looking for the same thing. Climbed at Cookie Sheet yesterday and it was perfect. The whole slab was completely dry. Sun exposure ran from before 10am 'til about 3pm.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:41am PT
The whole valley is under 8 feet of snow....kinda weird...I would wait a month or 2
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Oh yeah, silly me. I must have been having a flash back to last June. Yesterday was abysmal! And I imagine the first and last weekends in April will be bad too, so don't go then.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:51am PT
In like a Lamb,Out like a Lion, BroMan. It happens.
You didn't die, anyway. That's a plus.
Mungeclimber

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the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Mar 18, 2013 - 01:30am PT
Manure was great. A couple teams steadily rolling through but not cluster frigged. Nutcracker looked sublime, as it should. Seemed similarly enjoyed.
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