Apr 10, 2011, 4:41 PM
Registered: Apr 14, 2003
Jammer, I posted in another forum asking about the conditions but no one answered me and since you were there recently...How are the conditions in terms of dryness. I know we had a really wet spring here at the New and a lot of the rock is seeping badly. I wouldn't mind seeing snow. It was 80 here today! So how dry are the routes. Specifically Waimea and other overhanging areas. I was hoping the overhangs would be dry but sometimes they seep worse than the faces. Thanks!
I was at Rumney yesterday, and there is more than enough dry rock. The Meadows, 5.8 Crag, Monsters, Darth Vader and Upper Vader, Bonsai, Waimea, Jimmy Cliff, and Crows Nest were all dry (very small percentage of the routes had seepage) and damned near perfect. These are just the areas that I either climbed on or visited, all had multiple parties on them.
There is limited snow on the new approach trail that parallels the road, but as you go higher up the mountainside the trails had progressively less (almost no) snow due to the south facing aspect. Have a blast.
(This post was edited by edge on Apr 10, 2011, 5:03 PM)