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El Diente / Mt Wilson traverse - Jul 2

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:41 am
by ClimbingFool
Who would like to join me on the El Diente / Mt. Wilson traverse July 2? I plan to camp in Kilpacker basin the night before. Similar to my post on the bells traverse, I prefer a partner with route finding ability, some class 4 or rock climbing experience, and who will be patient as this flatlander naturally slows on the upper, steeper sections.

Re: El Diente / Mt Wilson traverse - Jul 2

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:38 pm
by happyfeet
I’m into it. Any idea about snow up on the traverse? Or el diente for that matter?

Re: El Diente / Mt Wilson traverse - Jul 2

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:43 pm
by ClimbingFool
happyfeet wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:38 pm I’m into it. Any idea about snow up on the traverse? Or el diente for that matter?
Excellent - I'll send you a PM. There was a recent trip report for El Diente from the Navajo Lake side a week ago, but I suspect conditions will change quickly by end of month..

Re: El Diente / Mt Wilson traverse - Jul 2

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:02 pm
by NatDog
ClimbingFool wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:43 pm
happyfeet wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:38 pm I’m into it. Any idea about snow up on the traverse? Or el diente for that matter?
Excellent - I'll send you a PM. There was a recent trip report for El Diente from the Navajo Lake side a week ago, but I suspect conditions will change quickly by end of month..
I just posted conditions reports from my hike this past weekend. There was still plenty of snow in Kilpacker Basin, but the ridgeline was mostly dry. The north facing traverse just below the summit of El Diente still held a significant amount of snow, but I suspect all other snow above the basin will be avoidable within a few weeks.

Re: El Diente / Mt Wilson traverse - Jul 2

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:32 pm
by happyfeet
Thanks for the beta. Any insight is appreciated