by Kai » Fri May 04, 2012 7:53 am
by Damien Gildea » Fri May 04, 2012 11:02 am
by lcarreau » Fri May 04, 2012 1:35 pm
by Fletch » Fri May 04, 2012 4:31 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Fri May 04, 2012 6:07 pm
by Kai » Fri May 04, 2012 7:02 pm
ExcitableBoy wrote:It is hard to give an meaningful critique without knowing what season, what range, what mountains you climb. If you provide that information I'd be happy to weigh in (pun intended).
by ExcitableBoy » Fri May 04, 2012 7:35 pm
Kai wrote:Figure Rainier Lib Ridge or Ptarmigan Ridge; Shuksan North Face; Robson N. Face or Fuerer Ridge etc. in spring through fall. Basically any large alpine face covered with snow/ice in the lower 48 in non-winter conditions.
Obviously, the mix of the climbing rack will vary, but I'm more concerned about the stuff other than the rack anyway.
by Dane1 » Fri May 04, 2012 7:38 pm
by Dane1 » Fri May 04, 2012 8:06 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Sat May 05, 2012 2:38 pm
Dane1 wrote:Better yet..
Ptarmigan in hard snow easy ice mid to late summer conditions. Left side ice gully finish. Equally skilled partners. Perfect forecast. Carry over through DC to Paradise. Walk in with runners and soxs not listed silk weight longs used on the walk in along with a tech T. Runners, socks will be carried in pack on the climb.
2 nomic, no head weights
by Dane1 » Sat May 05, 2012 5:14 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Sat May 05, 2012 6:58 pm
Dane1 wrote:A single axe has worked fine there early season (by the end of July) for me in the past . Don't understand why anyone takes a hammer on these routes unless you take pickets...which I don't.
by Dane1 » Sat May 05, 2012 7:49 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Sat May 05, 2012 11:47 pm
Dane1 wrote:"I pesonally like a second tool on hard glacier ice, even on slopes only 50 degrees. It instils confidence, breeds speed and safety for me."
As do I. But there is little or no hard glacial ice on Liberty or Ptarmigan until late fall generally.
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