It was a beautiful, but hot, day today on the upper mountain, and the team took advantage of the nice weather and cached a load of food and personal equipment at 16,400′. The team started the day with a steep ascent immediately out of camp. After approximately 1400′ of elevation gain, the team began their ascent of the “Headwall”, a steep section on the West Buttress route that has fixed lines to aide in the ascent. Once at the top of the Headwall, the team climbed an additional 200′ to the cache site. The team was rewarded with beautiful views of the Genet basin, and 14 Camp.


A Mountain Trip climber ascends the steep Headwall, which climbs from about 15,600′ to the crest of a ridge at 16,200′.

Seba reports that everyone is moving well and feeling good. Here’s Seba:


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