Tioga Pass Scouting Report: Ellery Bowl Chutes | + Rainbow Pools Report:

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Poop Chute in Ellery Bowl still goes.
Poop Chute in Ellery Bowl still goes.

I drove over Tioga Pass today around 12:30pm.  I didn’t have time to ski but did have time to stop and scope out Ellery Bowl.  Things are melting fast on Tioga and you can only fully ski down right now on the far skiers left.

Ellery Bowl.
Ellery Bowl.

I skied Chute Out last Friday and it was still good but you can’t ski the very upper section now.  It’s all rocks.

Chute Out in Ellery Bowl goes from just below the crux near the top
Chute Out in Ellery Bowl goes from just below the crux near the top

Poop Chute still goes from top to bottom but the conditions in the chute look bumpy.

Backside of Mt. Dana
Backside of Mt. Dana

If you’re thinking about easy touring to good skiing from your car on Tioga Pass, Ellery Bowl is the spot.  Ellery only has another week or so before it gets melted out and sun cupped.

Half Dome today
Half Dome today

After Tioga Pass I enjoyed views of Half Dome and a quick cliff jumping session at Rainbow Pools.  The water is muddy, which I’ve never seen before and it’s damn warm for Rainbow Pools.  The waterfall is weak right now so you can swim straight at it, dive down, go under the smashing water, and pop up behind the falls.  Fun.

PHOTO TOUR: 

Rainbow pool front flip today
Rainbow pool one and a half today
The California foothills
The California foothills

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2 thoughts on “Tioga Pass Scouting Report: Ellery Bowl Chutes | + Rainbow Pools Report:

  1. You are way fixated on rainbow pools and tioga. They are awesome, but lets move on! Just sayn’

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