June 12 Duncan Team – Moving on Up!

Duncan called in to let us know that they got a break in the weather and moved up the ridge to high camp at 17,200′!  They climbed up moderate snow slopes for about 1,400′ before climbing the steepest section of the route, “The Headwall.”  This is a 600′ slope of ice and snow that climbers ascend utilizing ropes that are fixed to the ice as protection against a slip.

Above the Headwall, they climbed along another 1000′ of really fun ridge line, with big air on either side and a route that winds amongst and around the rocks forming the ridge.  It is arguably the most fun section of the route!

They just need one good day to make a shot for the top, so let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the sun comes out!


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