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Feb 19, 2009, 12:56 PM

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Hitting the Nose (In the valley)
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Being the most famous and perhaps best rock climb in the world the Nose attracts more people that are not ready for it than most climbs as well. The bail ratio is very high. I can't remember exactly but probably over 50% of first timers on it bail.

Mucho good advice above. Learn to aid / haul / clean, pendulum, etc. locally. Then visit the valley and do a couple grade IVs and Vs. Then you might make it up the nose.

The most rewarding climbs are the ones right at the limit of your ability, but you still end up making it. Bailing usually sucks.

The faster you make it up the nose the more fun it is. You can spend 4/5 days killing yourself hauling a bunch of food and water, or wait until you are ready and do in in 1-3 days enjoying it.

(This post was edited by glowering on Feb 19, 2009, 12:59 PM)

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