NW Ridge - Embrace the Horror Date Climbed: May 21, 2011
Accended the northwest ridge from Convict lake with an SMG team of nine climbers at 6:15 am. Returned back to base camp via the east slope at 7:15 pm. The loose rock and exposure on the accent route made for an exciting and dangerous climb. I think everyone should climb this route at least once. It's tedious that for sure but very rewarding at the end of the day.
I am the first to sign the log? NW Ridge is great practice for climbing loose (and early in the season) mixed snow / loose rock ridges. Views are excellent and the altitude gain formidable at over 4500' from the lake. Climb carefully, wear a helmet, take a camera.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."