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|Joe, on Mountain Project they spell the name as Geurts, see http://www.mountainproject.com/v/geurts-ridge/105740651 .|
Do you know if you are right with "Guerts"?
Also, how do you pronounce "Guerts", is it Gurts as in rhymes with Hurts?
|Posted May 27, 2013 10:00 pm|
|Joseph Bullough||Re: Spelling?|
I finally got around to checking on the spelling, and you're right, it's spelled "Geurts". I've changed the route description accordingly. I still haven't learned what the correct pronunciation is.
Thanks for catching the error.
|Posted Jun 9, 2013 1:44 pm|
|I've heard the pronunciation is like Jurts (Ge-urts).|
|Posted Jun 10, 2013 11:32 am|
|jbrunjes||borrowed rappel sling|
|I did this route today as a solo Mission in running shoes. I didn't do much research before going and it is just as well, because I probably would not have opted for the route if I'd had all the details. At the first main rappel, I pilfered one of the newer lengths of webbing, which will probably hurt my climbing karma, but I thought that having some length of anything with me might come in handy. There are still half a dozen slings at that rappel point, but some of them are clearly old and no longer reliable. anyone who is not willing to test their luck should pack a length of about 12 feet with them. But i did find a handy way to get around the rappel to the north by way of downclimbing about 50 feet to a narrow ledge which leads to the notch at the base of the rappel. It was on this downclimb that I employed the sling by hanging it off a spike so that I would have something to hold onto if my feet slipped on a tougher section. The second rappel can be even more easily got around to the right of the rappel anchor. Beautiful climb!!!|
|Posted Jul 27, 2014 8:21 pm|