A partner canceled on me last minute (literally). Since I was already in the area, I figured this would be a worthwhile attempt. Started from SP TH at 4am, made East Horn at 1.15pm, West Horn around 2.30pm, summit 3.30pm for a 11.5 hrs climb. Started descent at 4pm, back at trailhead at midnight, 20 hrs total.
Key was going light (3L of water, no rope). Only on the descent from East Horn I was wishing I had a rope and could rap, otherwise being ropeless worked out really good.
This was my third time doing this climb and I still managed to get all trashed in the bushes when hiking cross country to the approach gully. Maybe next time I will nail it :-)
Our party of four spent three days on the ridge (climbing the ridge proper), in great weather but got defeated shortly after turning the corner towards the notch.
Too heavy packs, not enough commitment (incl. me)... there is always a next time.
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