Hi spers !
anyone did the north face of athabasca this season ? how looked the crux section (the mixed part...) ? i've been told the 5.4 (m2) grade is totaly sandbag now due to change of the ice condition in the last years. Was it as hard as the ''serious 5.9'' described by blanchard in 2008 ? Is the gully exit still worth going or is it now a sketchy, poorly protected mix pitch ? Im planning a trip for next season (i know it is far from now and everything can change in the alpine...) and i was just wondering if i should stil include this route on my schedule. does the north ridge exit still makes it an interesting climb ? any info would help !!
climb safe !!