Its cold out there, but not that much colder at the passes than in town, during the day. But cool, its only mid-November!
Anyone have any firsthand reports or pics of stuff coming in in advance of the weekend? Thx!
marko and i climbed a couple 2-3 pitch wi 2-3/3+ routes at the end of the money creek road yesterday. north facing...no sun. the rightmost route, up the creek just prior to the damon mine, was nicest and only 10 minutes from the pickup. bushwacking took us leftward to an even easier rambling route. bring 2 ropes or expect some relatively thorny bushwacking on the descents.
potential exists for more easy routes here. there are also some shorter but harder looking pillars quite a ways up the south facing drainages of money creek that were deteriorating.
goat basin was also holding ice but we didn't suss out which route was which.
added a few of marko's photos. probably gone and/or buried for this season but those looking for easy routes close to the car might put it on the back burner for next year.
bring 2 ropes to avoid this