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Feb 18, 2013
Hello All,

First trip to COR and CR and planning on two weeks in early June. Flying-in to SLC from the North-East.

Just wondering about the weather and what can be expected during this time period.

Any beta on camping, route suggestions for up to 5.11 sport/trad and any off-day suggestions.

Any idea regarding popularity during this time period.

Thanks,

AB
Blissab
Joined Dec 13, 2009
20 points
Feb 19, 2013
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
OAKLEY, IDAHO (106542)
Period of Record Monthly Climate Summary
Period of Record : 1/ 1/1914 to 12/31/2005
June
Average Max. Temperature (F) 77.2
Average Min. Temperature (F) 47.1
Average Total Precipitation (in.) 1.21
Average Total SnowFall (in.) 0.0
Average Snow Depth (in.) 0

Early June tends to be a little wetter and cooler than the averages above.

Not uncommon that it snows in June.

If you want to camp in the park, get your reservations soon. It tends to book up fairly quickly especially for weekends at Memorial Day and on.

Route suggestions: surf the database here on the 'proj. Or, look up the older thread on the route recommendations.

Tends to be popular from around mid to late April (weather dependant) through September on the weekends especially.

Great time to climb at the City/Castle!
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
11,031 points
Feb 19, 2013
meow
Beware of Nesting Egos on Elephant Rock ... 5.11 mixed. Amazing Route Alex Quitiquit
From Salt Lake City
Joined May 18, 2011
259 points
Feb 19, 2013
belay slaving on some route I forgot the name of w...
It's pretty glorious about then. Usually. As always, you are in a mountain environment. Bring some cold protection. Uh, duh?
Hi, Brian! Hope to see ya & climb in the City this year.
Brian is right that you might want to book a spot REAL soon. They fill up in a hurry.
Kirk B.
From Boise, ID
Joined Feb 13, 2013
69 points
Feb 19, 2013
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Kirk B. wrote:
Hi, Brian! Hope to see ya & climb in the City this year.


Let's plan on it!

Cheers!
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
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Feb 19, 2013
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get a room! grk10vq
Joined Mar 29, 2006
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Feb 20, 2013
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
grk10vq wrote:
get a room!


Hey! You're invited too!
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
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Administrator
Feb 20, 2013
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sweet! i'll uh...bring my own tent.

oh and beta? bring a double rack of hexes and climb only at the dolphin.
grk10vq
Joined Mar 29, 2006
5,237 points
Feb 20, 2013
belay slaving on some route I forgot the name of w...
Man, we wander all over Hell out there. That place is primo for it.
Prime sculpted granite, etched by a billion years of wind.
Gotta love it.
Kirk B.
From Boise, ID
Joined Feb 13, 2013
69 points
Feb 22, 2013
Why I do it...
What's available locally if your not climbing? Durfee Hot Springs of course! "The Outpost" has great food, and "Rock City" has the biggest selection of Spirits for miles. "Albion Cafe" has good food too. Aside from eating, drinking, and soaking, bring a book, set up a slack line, or hike to the top of Cache Peak.
Drop me a line when the date gets closer. I live 30 minutes North of the City. I was cragging the other day. It was nice, not another person for miles.
And yes "Beware of Soaring Ego's" is about the wildest line I've climbed.
I can give you some beta on free camping that is close to the rocks.
Kevin
kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Joined Apr 21, 2008
49 points
Feb 22, 2013
Transformer corridor, all of it!, tribal boundaries, beware of nesting ego, terror in tiny town. colossus, interceptor, the awakening bloody fingers, drilling fields. southern rock opera, splitter and women semi finals at CR. look at weather.gov and use Almo for your closest town, not oakley. While it probably wont, dont be surprised if it does snow. bring the appropriate gear, just in case. def hit up the hot springs and rock city. and if your on a rest day, just go hike around, it is beautiful there. enjoy. Ian Cavanaugh
Joined Sep 6, 2010
406 points
Feb 22, 2013
Destroyer of popcorn
Love this place.

Thin Slice, Cairo, Spud Meets Hammerhead, Colossus, Heat Wave, Gemini, Tribal Boundaries, Smoke Signal, Firewater, and all the easier classics (Rye Crisp, Wheat Thin, Skyline, Bat Wings, Columbian Crack).

Free camping is really close to town. PM me if you want directions.
Doug Lintz
From Kearney, NE
Joined Apr 19, 2004
1,094 points
Feb 22, 2013
Hey Everyone,

Thanks for the recommendation and the beta. We are really looking forward to the City and Castle Rocks. Everyone I know speaks very highly of both areas.

Regards,

AB
Blissab
Joined Dec 13, 2009
20 points
Feb 23, 2013
Another day at Red Rocks.  Photo by Joanne Urioste
Here is an accurate weather predictor site for COR and Castle Rocks (Castle Rocks will be a bit warmer and less windy on most days).

wunderground.com/weather-forec...
RKM
From Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho
Joined Mar 22, 2007
1,244 points


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