Class 1 - Hiking on a maintained trail.
Class 2 - Easy scrambling. Some may occasionally need their hands.Class 3 - Moderate scrambling. Hands may be employed more often.
Class 4 - Easy climbing. Hands are used all the time. Many will climb at this level without a rope.
Class 5 - Where real rock climbing begins. Technical equipment is employed at this level.
rushthezeppelin wrote:Ya from what I understand Brown's and parts of Siphon Draw are more technical than anything you would see on MR for Whitney...although you have to do class 3 for most of the day which is the kicker with Whitney. I'd imagine it's more about endurance than technical skills. One thing to note is I think there is some good exposure at one point but as far as I know it's not too bad.
rushthezeppelin wrote:Just from the research I have done on it...notice the phrase "from what I understand" : P I am very interested in doing this sometime in the near future so I spent like a whole saturday looking up various things about the route.
rushthezeppelin wrote:Ya from what I understand Brown's and parts of Siphon Draw are more technical than anything you would see on MR for Whitney...
rushthezeppelin wrote:Man your avatar really makes you look like you belong in the arctic not AZ ><
te-wa wrote: I dont recall having to place hand to rock in any spot except the climb near the top, rated at 5.4 or slightly higher.
Hoffmaster wrote:te-wa wrote: I dont recall having to place hand to rock in any spot except the climb near the top, rated at 5.4 or slightly higher.
For the life of me, I can not remember anything even approaching 5th class on the way up Brown's Peak. There was a spot that I climbed near the second peak that was definitely 5th class with mega exposure.
I'd say, so some easy 5th class stuff, and 3rd class will be a walk in the park. Go climb Weaver's Needle. If you do it from the east side (hellish approach), you can do it unroped. The last "pitch" is like 5.2 or something. Super easy, giant holds, but the exposure will mess with your head. Don't look down and it's smooth sailing.
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