Modified route on Swiss Arete

When we got to Glacier Notch, we traversed to the most natural starting point in the ridge. Most descriptions of the route recommend a 3rd class approach up the gully. Our route on the lower part of the arete was splendid, and very similar to the rest of the climb, so I recommend it.

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fossana

fossana - Jun 30, 2008 8:15 pm - Voted 10/10

great recommendation

route seemed a bit too short otherwise

lavaka

lavaka - Jul 11, 2008 11:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great recommendation

Yeah, I don't know why you would do it any other way, unless you were worried about going too slowly. The route is still relatively short -- we only roped up for one pitch.

pratyush

pratyush - Jun 22, 2010 2:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice exposures!

The ridge on your route requires a catsit move, with falls either side.

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