Traverse above Whitney bergschrund Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012
With Ann. A very mellow route, until the crux traverse above the Whitney glacier bergschrund. Fantastic, exposed climbing above the schrund on 50-55deg snow/ice. Nothing crazy, but falling would be bad. Not a snow slog on that section - be comfortable with frontpointing, exposure and two-tool techniques.
Climbed along with Shastina and from their up the views cannot be beat- a bit tired of the approach to Hidden Valley though. Very icy for a short stretch above the bergshrund even this early in the season, perhaps the scetchiest bit of terrain I have done on Shasta thus far. Not too bad really though, didn't bother to rope up and could have made it easy by stepping onto and off the glacier a short ways, but wanted to stick more to the ridge this trip.