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post #16 of (permalink) Old 07-23-2015, 01:35 AM
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That looks like a nice route, do you think you would have dragged a rope for a rappel on the WD if you had gone back that way? You guys all need to gain weight! (:-)
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 07-23-2015, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think I would have rappelled the WD. Downclimbing the crux would be no more difficult than Al's ropefree gully wall traverse to avoid the rappel.
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Thanks! Yeah, but I rappelled that gulley wall traverse move when I climbed that route.
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You could go most of the way down the easy part of the WD and then traverse over into the gully to the south (against the wall of the north face of Edge, climber's left of the WD) and go down that rather than down the bottom crux of the WD, too. I think that that is easier. Mosre like boulder hopping and scrambling than climbing. But also a little looser than the WD.
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Most excellent trip.......Only Jing part was that horrible so-called trail.
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You could have gone down via Blanshard too...wishin I was there for sure!! Thanks for the great pics!

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post #22 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 02:47 PM
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Alhike brought me and another guy along to do the WD and Edge peak in the summer of 1977. I can vouch that he does have some experience with this route (lol).I recall we had along ice axes (wooden shafts) for the snowfields at the base and along the ridge and no hut or mess on GE route. A great and memorable day.Randy
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post #23 of (permalink) Old 08-02-2015, 07:38 PM
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Alhike brought me and another guy along to do the WD and Edge peak in the summer of 1977. I can vouch that he does have some experience with this route (lol).I recall we had along ice axes (wooden shafts) for the snowfields at the base and along the ridge and no hut or mess on GE route. A great and memorable day.Randy
Hi Randy. Those were the days!
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