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Postby biz » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:39 pm

Does anyone know if you can ascend the Southeast face route with a 50 M rope or is a 60 M required? Also, does anyone have any beta on tsunami (5.7 according to Secor)?
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Postby biz » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:32 pm

Thanks Pete. We're definitely going to bring two ropes, but we're hoping to get by with one 60M and a 50M. There are going to be 3 of us and we may choose to climb Tsunami instead of the NE or SE routes depending on conditions.
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Postby biz » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:35 am

dougb, from the sounds of it you had one rope that was less than 60 M and it wasn't quite long enough. Any thoughts on how it would be going both up and down with TWO 50 M ropes? I'm also hoping that someone out there has info on the Tsunami route as well.
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Postby rhyang » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:50 pm

Matthew Holliman and I did it in May 2005. We carried a single 50m rope, and we survived :) But if I were to do it again I would bring a skinny 60m to make the rappels a little less sketch. The climbing is easy, but 5.0 or whatever is an old-school sandbag -- it's probably closer to 5.4 - 5.5.
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