We used the upper portion of this ridge to finish the north face on a couple of occasions. The first time was to avoid the huge hanging slab that was leftover from the massive avalance that occured that season, and later as a finish to the upper colouirs.
I have desired to climb Borah's north face for over a decade and had the chance on this outing. After reaching the first and lowerest section of the summit block my partner decided he had had enough. I was over halfway up the initial 5.7 section and was stoked to continue and diheartened to have to turn away. Unbelievably great conditions with hard snow and frozen rock. What a missed opprotunity, but we will get back someday to complete it.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."