The dirtbag climbers are out in full force these last few weeks as the sending temps remain good. As for you skiers out there catch a plane to Bellingham, Wa because Mount Baker is getting hammered! The report will be going back to weekly as of Nov 1st.
Welcome to our bi-monthly climbing and backcountry skiing report for the state of California. Our goal is to provide a bi-monthly single source of climbing and skiing conditions around the state. We hope you stay tuned!
Backcountry Skiing & Boarding
The snow that covered the mountains a month ago is almost gone, leaving the IAG Team envious of the massive amount of snow the Great Pacific Northwest is currently getting. There is a possible dusting this weekend but the discussion forecast talks of a ridge building giving us rock climbing sending temps into next week.
Drive down to Reno and catch a flight to Mt Baker.
Shasta has a possible 16 inches coming in with the atmospheric river that is hitting the PNW.
California Avalanche Advisories & Observations
High Sierra Climbing
Today and Friday look like a no go for the High Sierra with the brief storm system that is blowing in. low temps, high winds and possible snow. The forecast stabilizes on Saturday with day time temps returning to 50's and overnight temps in the mid 20's.
Mount Shasta Climbing
Shasta might be receiving its first foot of snow this upcoming weekend!
It might be breezy but the temps are dipping down into the high 60's for the weekend before returning to the 80's.
Rock-ober is in full swing here in the Eastern Sierra. Put on a long sleeve and enjoy climbing in the sun.
Yosemite Valley & Tuolumne Meadows
Temps in the Valley remain perfect for climbing.
Tuolumne Meadow has a chance of receiving some snow and the pass is currently closed today and should be open by Saturday. The temps this weekend though look great if the rock remains dry.
Lee Vining & June Lake Ice Climbing
There is rumors that ice is forming up in Lee Vining and Lundy Canyon.