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gobriango

Is there a better month for the W. Rib ?

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Historically June is a much better month. Summit successes go way up in June, not because of better conditions necessarily but because of warmer temperatures. May can be a tough month for any route on the mountain due to the extreme cold sometimes encountered at altitude. I'd say leave for the mountain around the last week of May, putting you on the route in early to mid-June.

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yes thats great advice, last year we put on the ribb in mid june and with the shitty snow we had bad rock fall through the chicken couliar, and a shitty time getting up the fork. tons of crevasses opened up. but this is obviously going to be a much better snow year.

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