California Climbing and Backcountry Skiing Report- October 4t

The Eastern Sierra has been teasing us for the past two weeks, oscillating between fall and winter. Ski dreams and fall climbing temps might put you in an infinite loop of preying for snow and feeling bad for it. 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

There is rumors that a select few got fresh turns in the storm 2 weeks ago-source and number of turns unverified. 

Palisades NOAA Weather Forecast

Tuolumne Meadows NOAA Weather Forecast

Eastern Sierra Guided Backcountry Skiing


Make a fire, drink a beer, and dream of all the skiing you are going to be doing this year. 

Castle Peak (Donner Summit) 7500 ft NOAA Weather Forecast

Mount Shasta

Nothing New. 

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

Climbing up in the high Sierra might be good, if you prepare for cold, possible wet rock, and snow patches. The storm 2 weeks ago put down 6-12 inches in the high country.  The cold temps have lingered and another dusting last night might put a damper on fall alpine climbing. 

Palisades 12,000 ft NOAA weather forecast

Mount Shasta Climbing

High winds forcasted all week. 

Mount Shasta 12,000 ft NOAA weather forecast


Rock Climbing

Joshua Tree

Its starting to cool down in J-Tree so chasing the shade is becoming an option again. 

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

The climbing this weekend in Yosemite Valley is going to be great this week with temps that call for sending. 

Tuolumne Meadow  temps are going to be great for climbing this weekend if you can find dry rock. 

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