by gibbonpower » Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:30 am
by bdynkin » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:54 pm
by Alasdair » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:26 am
by Kiefer » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:44 am
by wallspeck » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:57 am
by bdynkin » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:41 pm
Kiefer Thomas wrote:I figure with a acclimation trip/gear cache up to 14K camp, we could climb the Rib in a version in between expedition and alpine. .
Kiefer Thomas wrote:I guess my main concern on this route is not really the route itself...it's the approach. What did you guys think of trekking up the NE Fork? I haven't even been up it (NE Fork) yet and it scares the shit out of me. How 'safe' would you say your camps were?
I don't remember a colouir to climbers right, just a loaded snow slope that was probably too dangerous to climb. That rock pitch was probably on route - I saw a piece of old webbing in one place.Kiefer Thomas wrote:That rock pitch also intrigues me. It would be a nice touch/alternative to that snow clouloir to climbers right.
by Kiefer » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:56 pm
by gibbonpower » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:33 pm
by bdynkin » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:25 pm
Well, the years of well developed socialism in the USSR probably did something peculiar to our brains. We summited via the WB fairly fast, in 10 days or so and still had time and I guess some energy left for the WR.Vitaliy M wrote:God...you found people who would summit and climb all the way down to the base?
You mean you want to climb the upper West Rib? Or just hike to the West Rib via the cut for a look-see?Vitaliy M wrote:IF I go there this year, we are planning to do WB (main objective) and do the West Rib cut from 14K camp if time allows..
by Alasdair » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:47 pm
FortMental wrote:I've read accounts that approach the bottoms of the West Rib and Cassin via the "Edge of the World" shortcut. I remember seeing footprints on the East Fork from the edge of the world, and despite the initial shock of going over that edge, it's (supposedly) not too bad. Check Cascade Climbers for more beta.
by Damien Gildea » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:39 am
Alasdair wrote: Yep this basically downclimbs the lower west rib. It is pretty doable if you can kick steps. If it was icy it would be a bad idea. It is usually used to get to the base of the Cassin.
by Kiefer » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:53 am
Vitaliy M wrote:By the way did you guys figure out what is going out with the permit thing? I read that it will be 500$ per person, but on NPS Denali page they are still listing old price, and when we registered etc we signed an agreement with old price listed...
by Daria » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:33 pm
Shane R. wrote:Vitaliy M wrote:bdynkin wrote:We first summited via WB and then did the WR. After that I did not even remember that we we actually at altitude on the WR. Takes an iron will to do it though.
God...you found people who would summit and climb all the way down to the base? That is A LOT of willpower. IF I go there this year, we are planning to do WB (main objective) and do the West Rib cut from 14K camp if time allows..Something tells me majority of the "team" might say "go fk urself, we are going down to drink beer"
NOT ME B*TCH! WE ARE DOING IT!!!
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