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tacetman

Sport climber
Fresno, CA
May 19, 2017 - 05:12pm PT
Crap. I'm sorry. That came out wrong. I can lug my own crap up there to get across the creek...but my off-roading experience is limited and the road was not as bad last Fall when I was up there. Do you think if I lay down some 4x8's across the stretch that it will hold a vehicle?
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
May 21, 2017 - 10:22am PT
Credit: Flip Flop
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
May 21, 2017 - 10:25am PT
Lol! Flip when you returning?
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
May 21, 2017 - 01:13pm PT
Soon. I left a shop full of tools and I miss that place.
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
May 22, 2017 - 12:48pm PT
JR -

Gonna be out at the ridge this weekend. Ger too. Not set on where though.
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
May 22, 2017 - 01:57pm PT
Right on mooch! My buddy jefe is coming in from AZ this weekend but no solid plans I don't think. Proly see you up there!
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
May 22, 2017 - 02:11pm PT
Be there from Sat thru Monday. Give me an idea where you guys might go. would love to meet up, at least at the end of the day to crack open beers and catch up. Browns Meadow Rd open?
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
May 22, 2017 - 02:13pm PT
Sweet. just the rock creek way is open.

Wait, i think. Is Brown's meadow rd the peckinpah way? I don't know any rd numbers or names really lol
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
May 22, 2017 - 02:15pm PT
The road that comes up from Minarets to get into Big Sleep. I'll see if John and Sue are chatting up road conditions on the SoYo site.
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
May 22, 2017 - 02:19pm PT
Yes, that's open. I've been referring to it as Rock creek way. The pics upthread and discussion from taceman, et al is regarding that rd. I don't think I have your number though Dave
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
May 22, 2017 - 02:31pm PT
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Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
May 22, 2017 - 02:42pm PT
I'll let you know when I know
randy88fj62

Trad climber
LA, CA
May 23, 2017 - 10:26am PT
Anyone is welcome to say hello. We'll be the big group of modified landcruisers. We'll have the best camp fire too. :D
randy88fj62

Trad climber
LA, CA
May 23, 2017 - 11:55am PT
What are the local climbing conditions? Snow approaches? wet? Or?

I assume no pons, ice axe, or spring boots needed for approaches?

The muddied roads look promising and the high 60's forecast looks good.
sneville

climber
May 23, 2017 - 12:22pm PT
The conditions are good. There is some snow in the shade and the base of the climbs. The walk off for Big Sleep will be wet but you could also rap afternoon nap.

Have fun, temps will be perfect.

Sean
randy88fj62

Trad climber
LA, CA
May 23, 2017 - 12:53pm PT
thank you.
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
May 23, 2017 - 12:54pm PT
Sean ,you headed out there this weekend. Sounds like Ger will be going.
randy88fj62

Trad climber
LA, CA
May 30, 2017 - 08:19am PT
Road into Big Sleep is easy going for stock 4x4's. Not sure I'd want to try in a Rav4 or Outback. Clearance is needed to pass minor washouts without incident.

Sat we spent almost the entire day driving from Big Sleep over to the Talon. We made it with just enough time to get a route in before it was getting late.

The road to the Lookout was rough going. Only a handful of our vehicles were able to make it to the end. The climbers camp in the hollow below Talon is reachable with stock 4x4's. We encountered multiple trees, deep snow that had to be winched through to create a base for the rest to follow, and eroded ditches.

Sunday's hike to Runnel Vision Wall was uneventful with no issues. The weather was perfect blue bird skies with t-shirt weather.

Monday we drove down whiskey falls area and found the huge washout preventing people from coming in.

All in all a great weekend of climbing, road challenges, and offroading.
The washout preventing the Whiskey Falls / Camp 5 entrance. 5/29/17
The washout preventing the Whiskey Falls / Camp 5 entrance. 5/29/17
Credit: randy88fj62
traversing from Camp 5 to Whiskers Camp had a small impediment on sund...
traversing from Camp 5 to Whiskers Camp had a small impediment on sunday's drive out...
Credit: randy88fj62
Above climbers camp approaching Talon. Major tree fall and eroded ditc...
Above climbers camp approaching Talon. Major tree fall and eroded ditches. 5/28/17
Credit: randy88fj62
The road from big sleep traversing over to Gagg Camp is now open to st...
The road from big sleep traversing over to Gagg Camp is now open to stock 4x4's. 5/28/17
Credit: randy88fj62
Snow on the approach to the lookout before Talon and before climber's ...
Snow on the approach to the lookout before Talon and before climber's camp. 5/28/17
Credit: randy88fj62
Climbing at Talon reaping the benefits of our hard wheeling. One other...
Climbing at Talon reaping the benefits of our hard wheeling. One other Jeep drove past us. 5/28/17
Credit: randy88fj62




mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
May 30, 2017 - 10:34am PT
Good seeing you out there, Justin! Erin and I went over the pass to do some recon work. We missed Jeremy since I couldn't get cell service (Verizon.....arrrg!). Instead, we drove to see how far we could get around the Scenic Loop, which found us about a 1/2 mile past Squaw (3 feet of snow). Also, we drove up Grizzly in order to get to Beasore. No joy. Typical snow bank in the "S" turns just before the second cattle guard. Both areas will take about a week and half to melt out IMHO. The road to Lost Eagle has several downed trees and snow still guards the way the first 1/2 mile.
wskinner

Sport climber
San Francisco
May 30, 2017 - 11:00am PT
Got my 2WD van stuck on the way from Big Sleep back to Minarets yesterday in the little stream that has developed crossing the road. It should be passable with moderate clearance 2WD (and was on the way in) as long as you don't drive straight into the mud bank as I did. Oops. Thanks a lot to the two guys who stopped and helped me dig and push it out - I forgot your names.
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