rhyang wrote:Just wondering how the snow is on the approach to the Rock Route. I would expect there to still be snow, just not sure how suncupped it is .. probably should throw the axe & spikes on my pack anyway Thanks for any info !
rhyang wrote:I get the impression there are about 8 pitches that rate 5.7 - 5.8; the rest sound like 4th/easy 5th. Sandbag ?
Tom Fralich wrote:rhyang wrote:I get the impression there are about 8 pitches that rate 5.7 - 5.8; the rest sound like 4th/easy 5th. Sandbag ?
Yes, that sounds about right. I didn't find it to be a sandbag...pretty honest 5.7-5.8 and the gear is good.
I didn't do it, but I understand that the traverse start is not that obvious. The direct start is very obvious, has excellent climbing, and is well protected. I didn't think it was any harder than solid 5.9. I would try to do it with the direct start if you can.
fatdad wrote:I saw your recent trip report for the N. Arete of BCS and I thought Clyde was WAY harder. Same rating but no comparison in terms of difficulty or commitment. That's just me though.
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