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dagawebb


Jul 1, 2004, 9:26 PM
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Hi All,

I am heading to the Valley for the month of August. I have oly done short walls in the valley in August. I am coming from Australia and was wondering what the recommended amount of water in litres would be for walls like Tangerine Trip, Zodiac, The Nose ?????

Your help is greatly appreciated


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I've not yet done a wall, so I won't try to answer your question (if I do, don't buy my answer), but it might be helpful to know how many days you plan to stay on these walls.

Okay, here's my stab at it... 4 liters of water per climber per day.

Like I said, I've never done a wall, let alone a wall in August. I may get the chance to do one next month though! Keep your fingers crossed for me, I'll do the same for you.

Ryan


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Last August I carried 6 liters (3 two liter bottle) per day. It is a lot to haul, but I almost ran out. 2-2 liter bottles isn't enough...IMO.


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it depends on a few things .. are you going with a partner or solo? ..

.. with a partner .. you may be able to get away with 1 gallong/person/day ..

. if you are soloing you'll want 1 1/2 gallons per day .. for the first few days -- and tapered down to about 1 gallong/day towards the top...

.. that should have you covered in case you hit a heatwave and there is no breeze to cool you down.

.. i'd hate to be up there running out of water.

tangerine trip & zodiac get alot of sun ..

-- ricardo


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Depends on your own personal water needs and the heat at the moment. We got a coolish spell last august and managed on 3/person/day with just enough for the summit and descent. I know that we tend to drink less than a lot of our partners though. (Smaller too.) I'd suggest 4 or more if the hauling is steep. If the hauling isn't so good and you need to haul 10 pitches/day to keep on shedule (i.e. the Nose), you may want to pick your suffering in the form of having less water (vs. the suffering of hauling more, going too slow, and climbing into the night). Of course, if you go too slowly and went light on water, you'll have to bail. Never an easy call. You can often find others' left-over water on the summt.


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You can often find others' left-over water on the summt.


ummm .. summit water ... yummm ...

... try to avoid the water with green stuff floating in it .. t

-- ricardo


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1 1/2 gallon per person per day in the summer or three 2 litre soda bottles per person per day.
Running low on water and having to ration is not fun because all you think about is WATER not the climb.


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