Climbing Conditions

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East Ridge

Mt Temple

Climbing Conditions

My guest and I enjoyed good conditions on Mt Temple’s East Ridge today. Good steps in soft snow on the traverse to black towers that did not require crampons with todays warm temperatures but axes and boots were necessary. The black tower pitches were dry. The summit ridge was icy and thanks to visitor safety’s recent picture of the summit ridge we made sure we had steel crampons, sturdy boots, and a few extra screws to safely navigate the ridge. Our main concerns today were the potential for afternoon thunderstorms, and rockfall hazard due to melting snow patches in the black towers area.

We found running to top up water bottles on the traverse to the black towers.

I hope you’re all enjoying the summer.

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These observations and opinions are those of the person who submitted them. The ACMG and its members take no responsibility for errors, omissions, or lapses in continuity. Conditions differ greatly over time and space due to the variable nature of mountain weather and terrain. Application of this information provides no guarantee of increased safety. Do not use the Mountain Conditions Report as the sole factor in planning trips or making decisions in the field.