Forums: Climbing Disciplines: Big Wall and Aid Climbing:
Black Canyon Beta
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Big Wall and Aid Climbing

Premier Sponsor:

 


batguano


Dec 23, 2003, 6:24 AM
Post #1 of 6 (1228 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 10, 2002
Posts: 9

Black Canyon Beta
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I'm trying to find out how much snow is on the rim of the canyon. I'm also wondering if anyone reading this has descended the cruise gulley this time of year. Any special beta on getting from the rim to the floor? I'm relatively unfamiliar with this area, so any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks


tedc


Dec 23, 2003, 8:18 AM
Post #2 of 6 (1228 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Nov 5, 2003
Posts: 756

Re: Black Canyon Beta [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

As of Sunday, just a dusting on the canyon rim. Can't speak for the descent.


chili


Dec 23, 2003, 8:56 AM
Post #3 of 6 (1228 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 9, 2003
Posts: 9

Re: Black Canyon Beta [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Not sure of the current conditions, but you are going to want to find out if the gate is open or closed on the main access to the North Rim of the park, my guess is that it is closed. They do not plow the road, so once there is snow they close the road and it becomes popular with x-country skiers and snow mobiles. This ads a significant approach element to climbing in the Black in the winter, approx a 5.5 mile ski that is rolling, so it takes some time. Once you get to the Cruise Gully, you should be fine, maybe a little snow here and there, but nothing too heinous. And once you are on the wall, assuming the sun is out, you are totally psyched. Great winter route. If you ski in, it will be a long day, good luck. If you want I am happy to email additional beta.


chili


Dec 23, 2003, 8:58 AM
Post #4 of 6 (1228 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 9, 2003
Posts: 9

Re: Black Canyon Beta [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Not sure of the current conditions, but you are going to want to find out if the gate is open or closed on the main access to the North Rim of the park, my guess is that it is closed. They do not plow the road, so once there is snow they close the road and it becomes popular with x-country skiers and snow mobiles. This ads a significant approach element to climbing in the Black in the winter, approx a 5.5 mile ski that is rolling, so it takes some time. Once you get to the Cruise Gully, you should be fine, maybe a little snow here and there, but nothing too heinous. And once you are on the wall, assuming the sun is out, you are totally psyched. Great winter route. If you ski in, it will be a long day, good luck. If you want I am happy to email additional beta.


batguano


Dec 23, 2003, 10:01 AM
Post #5 of 6 (1228 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 10, 2002
Posts: 9

Re: Black Canyon Beta [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Thanks so much y'all. That sounds like good news. I'm psyched.


alpinestylist


Dec 23, 2003, 10:17 AM
Post #6 of 6 (1228 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Feb 22, 2002
Posts: 193

Re: Black Canyon Beta [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

no added logistical concerns other than the ski.

What wall you wanting to climb?

Snow shouldn't be a problem.

Been down there lots with road closed. Best place on earth.


Forums : Climbing Disciplines : Big Wall and Aid Climbing

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?
$26.96 (10% off)
$17.95 (10% off)
$134.95 (10% off)
$15.26 (10% off)



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook