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Dry this weekend?
« on: November 26, 2019, 11:09:50 PM »
What are folks thoughts?

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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 08:22:08 PM »
Are there any routes that stay dry in the rain that are worth the drive?

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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 08:54:39 PM »
Not really.
Most need a day or so to dry.
Many are watercourses after a good rain.

Hoping JC goes tomorrow and reports back.
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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 11:13:10 PM »
 Tons to climb with little dry time. Our rule of thumb was if the blacktop was drying, the rock was climbable, which happens pretty quickly. West side gets mossy, High Peaks and Eastside are better.

 Geez, if l would have followed the above sentiment in wet winters of my youth(before global warming), I would have ended up being a surfer or skier, instead of a climber. This Is Pinnacles season!

 
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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2019, 07:35:59 AM »
Just do FAs, then its not an issue if something breaks.
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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 08:52:47 AM »
Hrmmm, forecast calls for rain Saturday.
Well, thatís for Sunnyvale.

West side stays a bit damp. Balconies, if enough rain, the water chutes flow woth water.


Was hoping JC goes today and can report back.
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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2019, 08:59:26 AM »
JC and KC were originally planning to be climbing in the Hills today.  However, cold and snow sent us home.  No Pinns today - going to enjoy a nice vegan Thanksgiving Dinner.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2019, 09:26:36 AM »
I took a peek north of KC this morning. Chalone Peak was shrouded and it looked like it was combing rain out of all passing clouds.

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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2019, 02:48:27 PM »
Thanks Waldo!

So much for a drying out period.

Same deal with Castle Rock...shrouded in clouds all day.
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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2019, 08:52:17 AM »

We thought about going out this morning but with a forecast high of 50, partial sun and a major storm moving in, I couldn't get motivated. I was hoping maybe clink could get out but that got torpedoed. Not to mention I probably would have been relegated to Discovery Wall with every other Black Friday Bozo. So not happening.

The park's rain gauge tipped again early this morning with a temp of 34, cementing my decision.

I'm sure Brad will be there putting up 15 new routes.  :lol: :rolleyes:

Time for leftovers, a beach walk, some of my favorite westerns and the best company on Earth.

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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2019, 08:56:58 AM »

I'm sure Brad will be there putting up 15 new routes.  :lol: :rolleyes:


Wrongo.

Leisurely morning here, down south. Then we're going to the Getty for the rest of the day (hoping that most others down here are going to shop so we son't have crowds).

A little concerned about snow levels and temps at home though. Heading back tomorrow so as to have Sunday to clean up and get ready for the week.


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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2019, 06:01:58 PM »
Skyline was....WET!!!
So much for a dry day.

Squiddo tried to get me killed again, but not this time!!!
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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2019, 06:39:31 AM »
It has definitely been wet here at the park the last few days, and it looks like there will be some significant new rainfall today, tonight, tomorrow... And at least some chance of rain all the way through the extended forecast. It has also been cold (for Pinnacles), with lows near freezing and highs in the 50s. Definitely not ideal climbing conditions - despite an influx of a lot of visitors at the park yesterday, I did not see any climbers at the usual haunts in Bear Gulch.

I hiked up to North Chalone Peak yesterday, and there was still some snow near the summit, and atop South Chalone Peak. While I was up there (doing some condor monitoring work), I got snowed on a couple of times too! The weather was dynamic, and there were some beautiful rainbows as well as breaks in the clouds throwing dramatic shafts of light on the peaks.

We really need the rain, but I don't think conditions will be great here for climbing for some time!

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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2019, 07:58:23 AM »
^^^
That would have been a great hike to do on a cold day.
I thought about it but thoughts don't get you off the couch and in the car.  :lol:
Sounds like numb-finger climbing with no company would have been possible at Discovery.
Thanks for the update and mental imagery.
 

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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2019, 08:34:53 AM »

 Some skulls are numb way before fingers.
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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2019, 11:25:46 AM »
An old friend and partner is recovering from hip replacement surgery. He wanted to get out yesterday so we went to the West Side, walked (slowly!) to the Shepherd and down a bit past the practice rock. The change rain brings always stuns me. Rock that was dry and beckoning a few days ago is dripping water and covered with moss. I got six inches off the ground on the practice rock and that was as far as I wanted to go - older joints, you know. It was indeed cold, but gorgeous! Condors circled above Machete.

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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2019, 12:52:58 PM »
The best climb at the monument in this weather is the Machete Arch traverse.

Heck of a drive for a traverse.

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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2019, 01:30:26 PM »
Still beats driving to Gold Dust
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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2019, 01:44:07 PM »

Still beats driving to Gold Dust


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Re: Dry this weekend?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2019, 04:30:55 PM »
Still beats driving to Gold Dust

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