/ Yosemite in November?
I've been looking into the climbing options, posting on here trying to dig out a partner, etc. Does anyone have any tips? It looks like the Tuolomne Meadows access road is likely to be closed that late which is a shame as it would be a pretty great place to introduce my brother to climbing...is Yosemite also likely to be closed/snowed off or am I in with a chance, and if so can anyone recommend any areas where I can take my brother, about HS-4c level I suppose, with top-roping options for the first morning and single-pitch options for the first afternoon?
Is this idea a non-starter and if so does anyone have any ideas generally for how to kill 4 days in Northern California with a car, in November.
I mountain bike.
In general it's cold and/or snowy in both Tuolomne and Yosemite by then, but you can get lucky--we once got 3 warm, sunny, perfect days in Yosemite in mid-November. So basically I'd say it's a wait and see the forecast type of deal.
there isn't a whole lot of HS-level stuff that I can think of though, especially single pitch/toproping. My logbook tells me I did a single pitch VS-ish route (5.8) at Church Bowl crag but I cannot for the life of me remember anything about the route or even the crag!
Lover's Leap or Tahoe area might be a better option for what you describe.
Aspect is going to be the key thing. You'll want to climb in the sun!
the bouldering might be good at that time.
If there's stuff worth doing at your grade, then I don't see how the existence or not of other, better stuff at higher grades should really affect your enjoyment of the climbing. Every time you go to a crag do you just sit around gnawing your face off in frustration that you can't climb all of it right now?
Your argument is logical! Thanks for tips all
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