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Temple Crag conditions (crampons?)  (North_America: United_States: California: Bishop_and_Eastern_Sierra: Palisades__The)
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Scott Bushman (sdb) and I are packing for the one of the North Arete routes on Temple Crag this weekend, and we were both wondering if anyone had been up there (or even heard anything) and knew what the snow/ice conditions were like.

I guess I'll pack my Sabretooths if necessary, and perhaps rent an ice axe, but if it's possible to avoid ice crap this early in the season we'd love to.

Look forward to hearing from anyone who's been up there.


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Did one of the routes a few years ago, later, August.
No crampons or axes. we had to send the one guy with boots across the first snow field with two nut tools to kick some steps, (at first light). Everyone else had light running/approach shoes.

Don't dwadle there. The major rockfall seems to happen when the suns first rays hit the top of the chutes. Once on the aretes you are out of the line of fire.

Got down late. Geting back down the snow field in the pass was "interesting". A few hours earlier it would have been a wet slog.

Wouldn't take crampons, but would take an axe if doing it again.

Also handy for proding slower members of a large party :lol:


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I would bring the crampons. I was up in the Mammoth/Yosemite/Rock Creek area last weekend and there is still a good amount of snow at 10,000 feet. It was snowing last week up there for sure.

Have fun and good luck!!!!!


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Did Laurel two weeks ago and people were still skiing bloody coulour, so there will be no shortage of snow around. Can't say for certain you need them but I'd bring something pointed between the two of your for sure, either axe or crampons.


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