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messingb

Washington Pass Beta

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Headed up to Washington Pass to climb on liberty crack and clean break in end of June. Just seeing if I will need crampons that time of year? Not sure what the snow pack is like this year.

 

Any beta would be much appreciated!

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There will still be snow at least along the base of the climbs and it can get surprisingly steep. For many a sharp stick will suffice. If you're not sure of your sketching-in-approach-shoes-in-snow skills (light) crampons may be advised.

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I've seen deep snow all the way from the parking lot, and the need to use crampons in the gully in late june. I've also seen bare rock everywhere the same time of year.

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plenty of sharp sticks n' stones to help on most approaches - uglier on the descent potentially - remember how them old boys worked centuries ago by chopping steps when they needed to...

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