Yellowwood in the middle of winter

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Yellowwood in the middle of winter

Post by gwrightjhb » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:40 am

Hey forum,

Is it worth heading out to Yellowwood in the middle of winter? Will we be frozen off the wall? Is water available?

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Re: Yellowwood in the middle of winter

Post by Justin » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:27 pm

Assuming the Snotter Camp is still in effect. Water is not a problem (at all!)
Check the weather report. Take warm tops and gloves for early morning, the sun comes over later.
I would say yes.

Snort would be the best person to answer this question :thumleft:
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Re: Yellowwood in the middle of winter

Post by SNORT » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:59 am

Winter is the best time to climb at YW. You just need to be selective as to what day you choose. Nice thing it only gets light at 730 so you do not need 3am starts as in summer.

3 days after rain and especially if rain is forecast the following day is the best as there is warm air pushed in as the front comes in from the sea.

There is always water this time of the year.

If cold climb on the right at Smallblaar. One of the best routes to do is Beer Time. Sunny and toasty even last Saturday.

Often a temperature inversion and you are above the clouds most of the day.

It only really gets cold once the South Easter comes in from August on-wards.

PM me if you want me to give advice for any particular day

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Re: Yellowwood in the middle of winter

Post by gwrightjhb » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:40 am

Thanks for the beta. Will PM you SNORT.

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