The father and sons Simmons team is on the move, carrying a load of equipment up from their 11,200′ camp. The plan is to carry supplies up the moderately steep, 1000′ Motorcycle Hill and up alongside the massive, rocky crags of the southern edge of the West Buttress proper. After several miles, they will turn around a steep rib of rock that drops off the Buttress and forms what is known as Windy Corner, named for the ferocious winds that can prevent climbers from sneaking past it on some days. Today is not one of those days, however!
They will turn Windy Corner and cache their supplies at a point near 13,500′ before returning back to the 11,200′ camp for the evening.