Correction to Secor
by John Wakabayashi
This isn't really a correction to Secor, but rather a
comment on the "south arete" route listed in Roper. Secor lists a class
3 west face route. Roper lists a class 2 south arete route. Having
done the south arete and looked all around for easier ground I really
doubt there is a class 2 route there. In fact I don't think there is a
class 2 route on this peak. Our route that ascended east of and below
the crest of the south arete certainly had a few high 3rd class moves
and we descended by a somewhat easier route on the same slope that was
still class 3. The point here is that I am fairly sure the easiest
route up Crystal Crag is 3rd class.
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