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Apr 25, 2013
Planning to head to the Leap this weekend, for the first time. How's the snow/wetness/general conditions?

Kevin D.
From Palo Alto, CA
Joined Jun 1, 2012
102 points
Apr 25, 2013
its primed and ready to go! Brennen T
From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Joined Jul 29, 2012
368 points
Apr 25, 2013
Awesome, thanks Brennen. Kevin D.
From Palo Alto, CA
Joined Jun 1, 2012
102 points
Apr 25, 2013
Luther Spires
Soaking wet, windy and cold. Wouldn't recomend it for a few more weeks... ;) Rohan de Launey
From South Lake Tahoe
Joined May 15, 2012
15 points
Apr 25, 2013
Staying Warm on South Face of Washington Column
Was there this last weekend. Hogsback was wet in places. East Wall was perfect. Main wall wet with small patches of snow. it's been so warm, however, I wouldn't be surprised if the wet spots have dried up by now. aaron hope
From Walnut Creek, CA
Joined Nov 15, 2009
219 points
Apr 26, 2013
2nd pitch of Chockstone Gulley, Skylight Area, Our...
Are there always Rattlesnakes everywhere out there? Saw 6 today Josh Hutch
Joined Dec 12, 2008
30 points
Apr 26, 2013
Rohan de Launey wrote:
Soaking wet, windy and cold. Wouldn't recomend it for a few more weeks... ;)



o did i say primed? i mean a wet crapfest ;)
Brennen T
From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Joined Jul 29, 2012
368 points
Apr 27, 2013
Josh Hutch wrote:
Are there always Rattlesnakes everywhere out there? Saw 6 today

Clifton Santiago
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Apr 27, 2013
ECM
seriously, I also saw 8-10 rattlesnakes today Tyler Wick
From Bishop, CA
Joined Oct 8, 2010
142 points
Apr 29, 2013
Was there over the weekend, conditions were great. They just opened the campground on Friday I think, but aren't charging until May 4. The water is not on yet.
Didn't see any rattlesnakes but other people around did.

Anybody know about the falcon-related closures? I heard that part or all of the main wall was closed, but didn't see any signs. We didn't climb there but saw other parties that did.
Walter Graf
Joined Nov 7, 2012
25 points
Apr 29, 2013
Colonel Mustard
Josh Hutch wrote:
Are there always Rattlesnakes everywhere out there? Saw 6 today


Bring your dog!
Colonel Mustard
Joined Sep 13, 2005
1,359 points
May 1, 2013
ECM
Part of the central wall and east wall are closed annually april-september. Main wall is not included that I know of, I went up corrugation corner this weekend..

mountainproject.com/images/18/...
Tyler Wick
From Bishop, CA
Joined Oct 8, 2010
142 points
May 6, 2013
Third Pillar of Dana
Was going to go to the Leap tomorrow, but weather forecast looks like rain in South lake Tahoe. Can anyone up there verify how climbable things probably are? Pat H
From Berkeley, CA
Joined Jan 27, 2013
25 points
May 6, 2013
Colonel Mustard
orestes wrote:
Was going to go to the Leap tomorrow, but weather forecast looks like rain in South lake Tahoe. Can anyone up there verify how climbable things probably are?


I would not bet on it being dry. If you are really hard up, you can definitely climb in the wet/rain on granite though.
Colonel Mustard
Joined Sep 13, 2005
1,359 points
May 6, 2013
Check out the Sierra at Tahoe webcams


It has rained a lot today. There will likely be some dry rock somewhere by the weekend though.
bergbryce
From California
Joined Aug 23, 2009
112 points
May 6, 2013
Third Pillar of Dana
Thanks. I'm not that desperate, will wait to head up there. Though all that snow would keep the rattlesnakes at bay... Pat H
From Berkeley, CA
Joined Jan 27, 2013
25 points
May 17, 2013
Just an fyi.... Came VERY close to stepping on a ~3.5' long rattler the other day at the Leap. Had just finished Bear's Reach, maybe 30' from the lip just starting to head down the walkoff and he was sunning himself on the edge of the trail. I barely heard the rattle over the wind and saw some movement out of the corner of my eye, looked down and he was coiled and rattling. I stepped within probably 8" of him.

It was a scary reminder. Just watch the trail where you are walking and look closely. They blend into their surroundings very well. They aren't aggressive so if you can steer clear of them you should be fine.
bergbryce
From California
Joined Aug 23, 2009
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