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CraigA

Gib Ledges

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I'm looking to get a group together for a Gib Ledges attempt this winter. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Best time, route finding issues, approaches, length of time needed for climb, etc., etc.?

 

I have Gauthiers book so additional info is what I'm looking for. I know the book covers the route pretty well but are there any special considerations and/or experiences anyone has encountered that you feel relevant?

 

Thanks,

 

Craig

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Craig -

I've done it twice. It is a very easy route to the top of the mountain, perhaps the easiest route on the thing, and I am sure you already know that the winter is the best time for that one. Later in the winter is better than earlier, and wait for one of those ten-day clear spells so you don't have to worry about the weather. The route faces south, so it will set up relatively quickly after a new snow, but for best conditions you should probably try it no less than a week after any significant snowfall. You probably don't need to start at midnight, like you might for a summer climb, but be aware that if it is at all warm during the day, falling rocks will be pummeling the ledges after mid-morning.

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craig - whenya going? a largish group of my east coast biyatches (6 including meself) are coming out here to try the ledges right after xmas...maybe we can all hold hands on the way up and sing carrols?

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i'm planning on heading up as well, but will likely wait until after the new year rolls around.

 

i want pictures of you guys holding hands and singing carols up the ledges! [Razz]

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Siiiiilent night

Hooooooly night

Allllll is calm

Allllll is bright

 

Round...dah daaah virgin

dah dah dah dah child.

 

La la la laaaa la la.....

 

Guess I better find some sheet music! [rockband]

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