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.