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#55204 - 05/20/19 03:30 PM Conditions for June 9-10th Summit
Nick_T Offline

Registered: 05/20/19
Posts: 1
Loc: CA
Can anyone give me an idea what conditions to expect for June 9th-10th? I got a two day permit, camping at Trail Camp, and I am wondering if snow will have melted sufficiently to take MWT/99 switchbacks to Trail Crest or if we will need crampons, and should expect to climb the chute. I have not done a climb requiring ice axe/crampons in years (but will be with an experienced group). I plan to get in some practice in advance either way, but it would be good to know what we're getting ourselves into either way. Thanks for your help!

#55205 - 05/20/19 03:47 PM Re: Conditions for June 9-10th Summit [Re: Nick_T]
tif Offline

Registered: 09/26/11
Posts: 54
Loc: colton, ca
Considering nearly a full week of snow is about to drop/is dropping on the mountain on top of a large existing snow pack, it's safe to say the switchbacks will not be melted out at all 2-3 weeks time. You will definitely need crampons/ice ax and the knowledge/skills to use them to climb the chute.

#55206 - 05/20/19 06:19 PM Re: Conditions for June 9-10th Summit [Re: Nick_T]
Jonathan C Offline

Registered: 03/03/19
Posts: 23
Loc: Los Angeles, CA