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By D Sharp
From Boulder, CO
Apr 18, 2013

Some friends are coming to Boulder tomorrow morning to climb (sport) for a long weekend. Seeing that it's pretty much winter conditions in and around Boulder right now, I think Boulder Canyon and CCC are out of the question (I'll do a recon drive through tonight, but I won't hold my breath). I know Golden Cliffs could be an option, but I thought we could go down to Shelf to try to salvage some of their trip. I've never been there, but I heard that it's usually dry and warm (forecast seems to be good too). Can someone tell me what the conditions look like there after all the snow storms the past week? It would suck to drive 3 hours only to find it is completely covered in snow...

Anyone climbed there lately? Thanks!


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By Ian Stewart
Apr 18, 2013

This weather station is a few miles from Shelf and has a webcam: www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KC>>>

They're calling for a bit more snow today but then highs of 68 tomorrow, so it'll probably be reasonably clear for the weekend.


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By D Sharp
From Boulder, CO
Apr 18, 2013

Thanks! I was using wunderground but didn't notice that there was a weather station that close. Well, we were thinking of going there tomorrow, but I'll keep an eye on that webcam, and maybe do it on Saturday instead... With the sun out today, I assume the rocks would dry out quickly (although it is limestone, and I'm not familiar with it).


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