Bring warm clothes! The temperatures will be COLD- high is only 50 F. Bring warm clothes and your winter weight sleeping gear- lows at night are in the 30s.
There is a moderate (40%) chance of showers on Saturday, but from my experience at this place I suspect the rain will fall higher up the mountain.
Regardless of this, the climbing here is fun and there is shelter available if inclement weather strikes.
There is NO cell service anywhere near this camp, but there actually is WiFi right at the main lodge meeting spot. We cannot get inside, but we can communicate on this website while preparing for this outing. I will be up there tonight to let you all know what it is like. If you decide not to come, please let us know.
1 · September 20
Getting there: Camp Winton is your destination. The road, labeled 8N03J, is a dirt road that is gentle until the last rough downhill. 2WD cars can carefully drive it in daylight, not suggested in the dark. There is a green gate at the top that should be kept closed but not locked, you may drive on the road even with the Permit Required sign at the top.
0 · September 20
We plan to introduce you all to the basics- cracks, face climbing, safe approaches and descents, safe rappels, anchor awareness (NOT a full anchors class, find one of those in addition to this experience) an introduction to placing natural protection for top rope, climbing ratings and classification. What specific skills or topics would you like to cover? Let me know in replies.
0 · September 18
We will be climbing at different locations than the previous meet ups at Bear River. The beginner locations are all toprope friendly and are not multi-pitch, whereas the previous meetups at this location have been multi-pitch. Please do bring rope, harness, shoes, quickdraws, webbing etc. You may bring pro to practice placement if you have any.
0 · August 19