Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby crossfitter » Wed May 11, 2011 11:37 am

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:Thanks for the photos - very helpful. Did you find that staying directly on the ridge (if technically more difficult) afforded greater stability of the rock? Or was it still quite loose? Thx.

The rock along the ridge for the approach to the main headwall seemed relatively stable, but we did not ever test the quality of the rock off to the sides, so it's hard to say. The rock along the left side of that dihedral seemed stable at first, but it is very rotten up a little higher. The rock inside that main dihedral looks solid, but it might be deceptive from a distance. This rock has a nasty habit of appearing solid, but then breaking off as soon as you touch it. I would say overall the rock along the ridge seems more solid in comparison to along the sides, but I hesitate to call it solid in anything but a relative sense.
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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby jam6880 » Wed May 11, 2011 6:33 pm

Well good talk may be this summer we should go on a hike or go skiing sometime!

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