bobpickering wrote:I asked my question to see whether either of these spots would pose a problem, A5RP confirmed that they wouldn't, and we had a nice day hike. Isn't that what SP is for?
That is exactly why SP is useful.
I troll these boards for real-world conditions -- e.g. as in this discussion of the east couloir on Sill. The discussions of current Sierra conditions in the forums are often way more useful than the old, terse, mountain pages. Several of my friends wanted to take that east couloir because Porcella and Burns called it class 3, easy -- and I pointed them to this discussion. We value what you guys say more than what the book says.