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Brucewol

West ridge of Forbidden any route discriptions &

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Looking to do west ridge of Forbidden any route suggestions, and information on route conditions? and information regaurding decent.

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The W Ridge is in fine shape, although most folks seem to be avoiding the couloir access and heading up the rock. If you climb those rock pitches to get on the ridge, you will be intimate with the descent route as well. Glacier below is cruiser.

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Thank you for the information when were you up there last?

is route finding there fairly stright forward or more of a problem? any advice there, there is only 2 of us going what kind of time do you think we are looking at we are both fairly fast but is still our first time in that area.

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Was last in there from 8/11-16. Rte finding is pretty straightforward getting around in BB. The ridge climbing is totally obvious. Depending on a lot of factors, like weather, endurance, fitness, and climbing style, I think a good time to shoot for on a round trip W Ridge day, for your first time being in there, is 10-12 hrs camp to camp in BB. You may go much faster if you simul or solo some parts of the ridge. I have done it in 8 hrs guiding the whole thing, so there is time to be made in places...

 

Have fun!

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