Down climbing the West Rib

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Zzyzx - Nov 23, 2006 9:13 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice

Man, that pack looks heavy! How was downclimbing the West Rib and the couloir?
I would suggest creating a route page for West Rib and attaching those photos to it.

sunnysummit

sunnysummit - Nov 25, 2006 12:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Big pack eh? It is due to leaving the 14,000' camp on the Butt with 6 days of supplies for the ridge and 2 days for going down the rib and getting to the Cassin.

Downclimbing the West Rib is pretty straight forward. It is quite easy actually just very long and since the conditions were rather icy it required a lot of face in front pointing. If there were more snow it would go very easily. Nice thing about the rib is there is good camping in several locations.

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