rbw1966 Posted March 1, 2002 Share Posted March 1, 2002 A friend of mine and I made an attempt on Yocum Ridge yesterday. Got about a third of the way up the first gendarme before a very unexpected storm rolled in and we rappelled to the Reid Glacier. We got caught in a whiteout on the descent from Illumination Saddle. Route conditions were excellent until the gendarme, then we faced soft, shallow snow with a thin crust and bare, choosy rock. Protection was almost non-existent. Be prepared for high exposure, lots of ice and snow falling, scant pro and a long day. Leuthold Couloir, Sandy Headwall and surrounding routes were all in excellent condition. light rockfall. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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