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North Face VS South Face

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Originally posted by freeclimb9:

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Originally posted by Bronco:

Why is that?

Two words: continental drift.

Is that anything like thread Drift [Confused][laf]

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It all goes back to our war with the Mars colonies.

 

You heard it here first.

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I haven't spent much time oogling southern hemisphere climbs, but certainly the south face of Aconcagua is a very different kettle of fish from the north side.

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Yeah, when was the last time anyone actually succeeded to climb the South Face? I know a team of Koreans tried it the year before I was down there (Winter 99) and lets just say they came back a few climbers short of a rope team.

 

[ 11-13-2002, 01:20 PM: Message edited by: ryland moore ]

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My buddy Guy climbed it in the mid 90s with Eric Domorecrack of Canmore and they had a 7 day epic where each thought the other was dead. It sounds like the Eiger Nordwand is a good warmup for Aconcagua S face.

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Originally posted by Dru:

My buddy Guy climbed it in the mid 90s with Eric Domorecrack of Canmore and they had a 7 day epic where each thought the other was dead.

And I always thought his name was Eric DumbEric [Wink]

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Originally posted by iain:

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Originally posted by Dru:

My buddy Guy climbed it

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Dammit, Iain, DFA was just about to go looking around google images for a picture of Buddy Guy, but of COURSE you had to get there first. Sneaky monkey! [laf]

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Just trying to keep the spray coming fast, frequent, and frustratingly irrelevant...

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Originally posted by iain:

Just trying to keep the spray coming fast, frequent, and frustratingly irrelevant...

I don't get it, is that some sort of 'golden shower' fetish reference? Sicko.

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Originally posted by Greg W:

I don't get it, is that some sort of 'golden shower' fetish reference? Sicko.

I see you are a seasoned connoisseur in such matters. Perhaps I should ask you the same question. [Roll Eyes] Point the troll gun elsewhere troglodyte.

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dru – is that the south face aconcagua ascent that was fueled exclusively by a thermos of coffee and a handful of methamphetamines? even lighter than gu…

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Naw they took baby food cause its already pre-digested so easier to eat or saome theory like that... Sort of like proto GU. And 7 days is not exactly FAST, call speedclimbers.com on that one huh [laf]

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Originally posted by Cpt.Caveman:

Doesnt the nose of el crap face south?

Yep, and it's one of the easiest wall routes on the formation.

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Originally posted by Dr Flash Amazing:

To Bolt and Just Do it both face west
[Eek!]
. But then the Aggro Wall faces east ...
[Confused]
What is one to make of all this?

That sport climbs have little to do with moountain morphology?

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Originally posted by ScottP:

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Originally posted by Cpt.Caveman:

Doesnt the nose of el crap face south?

Yep, and it's one of the easiest wall routes on the formation.

How many times you done it? Anyway it may be but it sure took a long time before El Crap was climbed. It's so "easiest" not even the Hubers have lined up for the free ascent [big Grin]

 

[ 11-13-2002, 03:45 PM: Message edited by: Cpt.Caveman ]

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Originally posted by Cpt.Caveman:

quote:

Originally posted by ScottP:

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Originally posted by Cpt.Caveman:

Doesnt the nose of el crap face south?

Yep, and it's one of the easiest wall routes on the formation.

How many times you done it? Anyway it may be but it sure took a long time before El Crap was climbed. It's so "easiest" not even the Hubers have lined up for the free ascent
[big Grin]
Notice I said "wall" route as opposed to the more difficult "free climb" that it is. As for future free ascents, I don't think there are a lot of guys out there willing to risk getting spanked by a route first freed by a woman. To much of the ol' ego at stake.

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1. The most difficult climb in the Alps

2. A good challenge for a competent team

3. An easy day for a lady.

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What's so easy about it [Confused] Are you judging from reputation?

 

What if I cant climb 5.10 but weigh 98lbs and think A4 is easier. 36 pitches of A4 could be easier [big Grin]

 

Also how was I to read your mind about using the word "wall" [Roll Eyes]

 

[ 11-13-2002, 04:06 PM: Message edited by: Cpt.Caveman ]

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Me and a buddy were recently talking about all the hard North Faces and easy South routes up mountains like Index, Baring, Rainier, Baker, Hood, Adams, da Tooth, whatever. There is a lot of contrast between the North and South sides of most mountains around here and elsewhere, the Alps for example. Why is that? I have my own ideas (erosion? freezing? aliens?) but I just know there is some geo-master type out there who knows for sure why that seems to be or if it's actually not the case, that there is just as many steep south faces as there are easy north faces. [Confused]

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