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alpinismo_flujo


May 24, 2007, 11:28 AM
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Tick tock, tick tock...32 minutes to blast off and then I'm on the road...

Finally, after 12 years of climbing and living within a 4 hour drive from the trailhead I'm going to climb the Mountaineer's Route on Whitney.

Go ahead call me the "N" word (noob)...it's ok. Because while you poor sods are busy typing here and eagerly checking SAC...I will be spending 3 days in the Sierras. Cool


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good luck and have fun!


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Dude, have a good trip.

That is actually the spot that first made me want to get into Rock Climbing. We were hiking up Whitney when we reached the spot where the trail branched. To the right was the "Mountaineer's Route", and to the left was the "Hiker's Route". As I looked at the two, I thought to myself, "Man, going right up that face would be so cool". I decided then and there that I would begin to learn how to do so. And when i got back from that trip immediately started climbing.

Sometimes two paths really do diverge in front of you. Have fun!


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Best of luck, stay safe!


Oh, and tell me how it went :D


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Jealous. as. hell.


alpinismo_flujo


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oh you guys are so kind...and I thought I would be called a "noob" because I had not climbed it yet...

So glad I finally went there and climbed it. The class 3 section was shorter then I would have liked, but was excellent quality. Climbed a lot of the rock on the lower right side of the main chute and up the center so added some more climbing to the route.

Conditions for anyone heading up soon:

No snow on approach.

Snow still in the first half of chute.

From the notch you can traverse out along the snow to easier ground?

We climbed it from the notch with dry rock on the left side. Then traversed under the remaining ice section to climb rock up the right side.

No crampons or axe needed.

Temps at IceBerg Friday night were a bit cool at maybe 25 degrees.

Temps at U BoyScout Saturday night were much better at ~ 40 degrees.

Go get it!


shimanilami


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Now that you've done the Mountaineers Route, you'll never want to do the hiker's trail again.

And now that you've been there, you should set your sites on the East Buttress. That is a truly wonderful climbing experience!

Right on, man!


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