So with the day time temps geting up to 51 degrees, and blue bird skys, I decided to zip over to the City after work today. I picked the kids up from school, and inside an hour we were at Elephant Rock. For the first time in my life, I didn't see one other person while at the City. We ran up 3 routes, pulled the ropes and had a blast. Kids were home in time to get home work done and eat some chow.
Roads were mostly dry. Near Kaiser's Helmet there was a puddle that crossed the whole road. Snow and ice is still found on many Northern and Eastern faces. Upper Bread Loaves would be great but I didn't get that high. If your Ok with Patigonia type conditions (no I've never climbed there, but one day), I think you could have a great time. For now take a long sleeve shirt, and a wool hat, and get ready to have the place to yourselves. Yes the rock was cold enough to numb your skin, but not like ice climbing and the screemiong barfies. If that is a concern, throw a thermal hot pack thing in your chalk bag.