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Jul 15, 2012
Attempting the traverse next week

If you've been up on any of the peaks, I'd appreciate recent snow conditions (crampons?) and availability of liquid water (location).

Much thanks,
Mike
notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Joined Apr 9, 2007
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Jul 15, 2012
Trap Dike
The Grand Traverse? Dave Schultz
From Saratoga Springs, New York
Joined Sep 11, 2011
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Jul 16, 2012
High on Cathedral Peak, Tuolumne
I have not been up there. Will be starting this weekend.

Have you checked out this resource:
tetonclimbing.blogspot.com/

It has a lot of updated mtn/route condition info.

have fun
focus
Joined May 31, 2010
17 points
Jul 16, 2012
yup - the grand traverse
thanks, checked it, but looking for 1st hand beta
notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Joined Apr 9, 2007
125 points
Jul 16, 2012
I'm hitting the Teton Crest Trail this Thursday, I'll let you know what I see, Everyone in Jackson is talking like not much snow at all. (one of the lightest in several years) However, standing water, I'm not sure. michaelwpeters
Joined Jul 16, 2012
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Jul 16, 2012
thanks, I'll actually be on (or failing on) the traverse this thurs. wedder looks good. I'll post conditions if i'm not too brain dead after notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Joined Apr 9, 2007
125 points
Jul 16, 2012
Trap Dike
Good luck on it, I will be doing it on Aug 21-23. Be sure to fill us all in on the details. Dave Schultz
From Saratoga Springs, New York
Joined Sep 11, 2011
329 points
Jul 21, 2012
on the GT there was plenty of water, pretty much everywhere. snow work isn't bad. we had one small tool (perfect) and shared a pair of crampons (won't be doing that again!). I imagine there will be less snow in Aug, but it could be harder ice? Worth an extra pound. notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Joined Apr 9, 2007
125 points
Jul 21, 2012
Emerson summit
Thanks for the conditions update. I am planning on an attempt over Labor Day weekend (new job so limited on vacation), so I would greatly appreciate an update from Dave S or anyone else out there late Aug. Guessing the snowfields will be icy by then. Thanks in advance.

-Michelle
fossana
From Sin City & Bishop
Joined Apr 30, 2006
12,392 points
Jul 23, 2012
Nick Stayner near the crux. Ryan Minton photo.
notmyname wrote:
and shared a pair of crampons (won't be doing that again!)


So are you saying cramps are not necessary any more or that you wish you'd brought two sets?
Nick Stayner
From Billings, MT
Joined Mar 6, 2006
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