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
There is rumors that a select few got fresh turns in the storm 2 weeks ago-source and number of turns unverified.
Make a fire, drink a beer, and dream of all the skiing you are going to be doing this year.
California Avalanche Advisories & Observations
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.
Mount Shasta Climbing
High winds forcasted all week.
Its starting to cool down in J-Tree so chasing the shade is becoming an option again.
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
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.
Lee Vining & June Lake Ice Climbing
There is rumors that ice is forming up in Lee Vining and Lundy Canyon.