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Trogman

Solo trip - disappointment cleaver?

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Any advice on a solo trip up disappointment cleaver? Not sure I'll have a climbing partner to go with this year.

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I tried to get a solo permit for this year, and despite several successful applications in the 2003, 04, and 05, and a successful solo climb in 2004, I was denied this year so far - I'm appealing it.

If anyone else wants to go "solo" climb * it with me, I'm up for it, as long as we don't camp, only go during stable high pressure weather, and when the route is in good condition. I will go any pace, as long as it is not slower than 10 hours car to car.

* There are no requirements for climbing parties of two or more to rope up...

(I have climbed Hood, Adams, St Hellens, Glacier Peak, and Rainier (2 x Emmons, 5 x DC (including solo in 2004), Ingraham direct, and Kautz). In addition, I've done the Ptarmigan Traverse (Cascade Pass trailhead to Suiattle River road) last year with Leor Pantilat in 12:17 hours.

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I got denied on my first request, but I asked to climb any route. I then asked them about the DC on a good weather window and they approved it. In most cases that I've seen, folks get denied from lack of experience (in their resume to the rangers) or assume because itw as approved before it would again.

 

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