Feb 3, 2009, 12:07 PM
Registered: Nov 7, 2003
WAY too much planning. Your only itinerary should be "get to the top, preferably before running out of water". Flexibility is the key to getting up popular trade walls, especially something as mobbed as the Nose.
I'd recommend the Salathe as an equally high quality route with less traffic, but you actually have to do some rock climbing to get up the Salathe, whereas anybody with a set of aiders can get up the Nose if they are determined and take enough water.
(This post was edited by elcapinyoazz on Feb 3, 2009, 12:08 PM)