by axius0 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:00 pm
by axius0 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:39 pm
by nartreb » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:28 pm
I've been trying to determine how technical the knife edge would be, but I can't find enough information.
by AlexeyD » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:41 pm
by kakakiw » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:25 am
FortMental wrote:Isn't the crux of this thing getting past the Rangers? Don't you need to provide a full climbing resume, blood-urine-stool samples, 12 references, proof of insurance, updated will, and credit report for each team member and blood relations thereof?
by NW » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:45 pm
AlexeyD wrote: Since you are on an exposed ridge, I wouldn't expect any ice that you can put screws into, though there will likely be enough rime/glaze ice on the rocks to warrant crampons. .
by kakakiw » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:48 pm
NW wrote: What are you going to use to get to the mountain? I don't think there's much park road maintenance in the winter.
by nartreb » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:43 pm
Still, I just don't get this. What's the verdict? Is the mountain both difficult and easy?
by nartreb » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:48 pm
it looks like a pretty pathetic excuse of a mountain from the topo map
by AlexeyD » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:37 pm
nartreb wrote:Still, I just don't get this. What's the verdict? Is the mountain both difficult and easy?
Either you can do it as a hike, i.e., unroped, or you shouldn't venture onto the ridge. If you have one team member who's nervous about the notch, then a short rope and a very light clean rack are reasonable to bring along, but somebody has to be there who knows how to set up a belay.
by NW » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:38 pm
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