Yerupaja Climber's Log

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MichaelJ

MichaelJ - Jul 16, 2007 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

West Face attempt

Silvio and I made a try from a high camp at 5500 meters. The right and left sides of the face were a horror show of seracs and cornices but a direct line up the face looked relatively safe. We crossed the ┬┤schrund on the far right and did a long traverse on neve below a serac band to gain our line, which was 60 degree ice. After a pitch my partner felt bad so we bailed. Two days later we were bivied directly across the way on Rasac at 4 a.m. when we watched an avalanche take out the start of the route at precisely the time we had been there 48 hours before.

davidbruder - Sep 12, 2004 11:39 pm

Route Climbed: w-face Date Climbed: aug 04  Sucess!

long, cool, comitting climb on hard ice mostly.

23h return to morain camp.

david bruder, niv scott

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