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YocumRidge

[TR] Hood - Misterium Tremendum Sandy Glacier Headwall solo 6/3/2011

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mito, good on you for taking it on, and getting out.

 

As I looked at your pics and read the story I also was taken back to when I climbed Sandy Headwall (Spring 1995?) but we had less snow and I was with friends, so just a casual adventure.

 

But the similarity is more between your trip and my solo up N Sister in June 1994? where I dabbled in bivys with no bivy gear for fun and solo night climbing for not-so-fun when the bivy "pleasure" wore off well before sunrise and I was freezing my ass off; I had decided that moving was the only way to stay warm. But night climbing made me take risks I wouldnt take in daylight, and I kind of dropped the whole agenda from my plans for becoming an alpine grandmaster. Still one of my most memorable trips, though, because I learned alot about myself and what was important to me. I bet you did too, hope you don't regret your Sandy trip.

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Yes Alex, it took me a couple of days to digest the events but no regrets except I really wish I had brought a tent instead of planning on the "sweet" open bivy at 10K. In the end of the day, my intent was to spend 2 days on the mountain and an extra 2.5 lbs is a reasonable trade off to minimize the pain of the conditions.

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Off White.

People stop talking to me once I say the word "Yocum ridge". Apparently, my marketing skills suck or something :rolleyes:

 

LOL!

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Sorry for my post if it offended, written after a day spent watching some suspect climbing on Hood. Did not mean to target anyone but to warn the inexperienced climbers that may read these threads to take care.

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