dkantola on the

dkantola on the "traverse" below Prouty Pinnacle. Entrance to the Bowling Alley at the end of the snow. July 11, 2004

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Dean

Dean - Jul 13, 2004 1:25 am - Voted 10/10

Nice shot

You've kept busy, Shasta one week, north sister the next. Way to go.

Cornvallis

Cornvallis - Jul 13, 2004 1:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot

Thanks Dean. This was a fun one, but aren't they all!

Dean

Dean - Jul 13, 2004 1:42 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice shot

Too bad we missed you on Shasta. We must have passed you as we went down and you were on the way up.

Dean

Dean - Jul 13, 2004 1:50 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice shot

I'd love to hear your North Sister story some time. It would make a great trip report I'll bet. dkantola is really doing some amazing stuff.

Cornvallis

Cornvallis - Jul 13, 2004 2:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot

It was a great trip. dkantola knows his stuff, I felt very comfortable with his leadership in the technical portions of the climb.

cluck

cluck - Jul 13, 2004 5:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Pretty gnarly traverse

That traverse certainly kept you on your toes...... so to speak. 45 degrees straight up is no big thing. But trying french technique on a traverse is more challenging, particularly with a less than pleasant run out below.



They say the traverse is worse when it is melted out. Angle of slope becomes less severe (30-40 maybe) but is on loose dinner plates. Glad I won't be back in late season to find out for myself.



Nice to see you Cornwalis and DKantola

Diggler

Diggler - Jul 13, 2004 7:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Pretty gnarly traverse

French technique? It looks like German technique to me. Great shot at any rate! From what I've heard of the rock on that mountain, being on ice or snow seems like it would definitely be preferable to the "rock" there!

Cornvallis

Cornvallis - Jul 13, 2004 7:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Pretty gnarly traverse

French, German........whatever, I was just clinging to that slope for my life ;-) I think every rock on that mountain, except for the pinnacle, moved! Even so, great climb, gotta love the Sisters.

cluck

cluck - Jul 13, 2004 8:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Pretty gnarly traverse

Indeed.... photo shows front pointing, which DKantola may have done for the majority of the traverse. For me and my climbing partner, we had our boots facing in the direction of the traverse, not pointing up the hill, thus French. All crampons points in the snow, ankle to knee pointing away from the slope. Knee to hip angled back towards the slope. Don't believe I am personally capable of using French technique on a traverse any steeper than this and would have to go to front points (German).

dkantola

dkantola - Jul 13, 2004 9:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Pretty gnarly traverse

I did the traverse the same way you describe you did, but I periodically turned completely around or to face uphill to relieve the strain on my feet. It looks like Cornvallis caught me at one of those moments.

Bor

Bor - Aug 8, 2004 8:29 am - Voted 10/10

Steep? =)

nice shot!

Cornvallis

Cornvallis - Aug 13, 2004 1:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Steep? =)

Thanks. Just a little steep ;-)

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