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Drew_Jones

Mt. Deception conditions?

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Deception has been discussed in this section previously--look for some of those threads. I'm sure it's pretty dry and chossy this late in the season. The standard route out of Royal Basin is very straightforward any time of year.

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all i know is that climbing should suck for everyone right now, at least for the remaining 3 - 4 weeks that i'm in this freaking cast. [Moon]

 

word for the rest of season: chossy [Confused]

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Flick

 

Sorry to hear about you only being 5 hard. [Confused] I hear the average is around 6 or so, and I can tell you krazy1 won't settle for anything below average. [HORSECOCK]

 

Back to topic - My main question is do I need crampons?

 

Drew

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The glacier itself is pretty low angle, though sure to be somewhat icy at this time of year. I would bet there's not much snow left on the remainder, at least if you're heading up the saddle between Deception and the Needles. You could always try those instep crampons-- I just picked up a pair, pretty cheap and lighter than the full set, though I haven't tried them out yet.

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quote:

erik

aaaaawwwwwwwww pooo baby.....


ya know just when ya think ya know a guy...

yeah a walker would come in handy ........to beat you with! [Mad]

 

and thanks mr jones....... i only take the best. [big Grin]

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I've heard its mostly melted out and a bit skechy. Lots of exposed mud/scree climbing, but do-able. Good luck.

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Norman,

 

Thanks. I do have a set of instep crampons. Maybe I'll bring them along this weekend. So far I've only used them on Mt. Si early season, but they worked quite well. Without them I would surely have perished. [big Grin]

 

Krazy1,

 

I'll defend you for now, but as soon as that cast comes off, you're on your own. [Wink]

 

Drew

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