California Climbing and Backcountry Skiing Guide- October 19th

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

Eastern Sierra

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.  

Palisades NOAA Weather Forecast

Tuolumne Meadows NOAA Weather Forecast

Eastern Sierra Guided Backcountry Skiing


Drive down to Reno and catch a flight to Mt Baker. 

Castle Peak (Donner Summit) 7500 ft NOAA Weather Forecast

Mount Shasta

Shasta has a possible 16 inches coming in with the atmospheric river that is hitting the PNW.  

Mount Shasta 8500 ft NOAA Weather Forecast

California Avalanche Advisories & Observations

Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center (Observations only)

Bridgeport Avalanche Center (Northern High Sierra)

Sierra Avalanche Center (Lake Tahoe Area)

Mount Shasta Avalanche Center

Alpine Climbing

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. 

Palisades 12,000 ft NOAA weather forecast

Mount Shasta Climbing

Shasta might be receiving its first foot of snow this upcoming weekend! 

Mount Shasta 12,000 ft NOAA weather forecast


Rock Climbing

Joshua Tree

It might be breezy but the temps are dipping down into the high 60's for the weekend before returning to the 80's. 

Joshua Tree, Hidden Valley Campground NOAA Weather Forecast

Eastern Sierra

Rock-ober is in full swing here in the Eastern Sierra. Put on a long sleeve and enjoy climbing in the sun. 

Owens River Gorge NOAA Weather Forecast

Mammoth Lakes 9000 ft NOAA Weather Forecast

Pine Creek Canyon (mouth of canyon) NOAA Weather Forecast

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. 

Yosemite Valley NOAA Weather Forecast
Tuolumne Meadows 8600 ft NOAA Weather Forecast

Ice Climbing

Lee Vining & June Lake Ice Climbing

There is rumors that ice is forming up in Lee Vining and Lundy Canyon.

Lee Vining Canyon Ice 8000 ft NOAA Weather Forecast
Ice climbing Courses 2017/18