Correction to Secor, Mount Stanford (S)
by Steve Eckert
Steve and Karl stomped up the class 2 slopes of Gregorys
Monument, the south summit of Mt. Stanford, after agreeing
to meet the advance team below Forester pass by the next
morning at the latest (full moon and all).
From the south summit, the route to the higher north summit
does not really match either Roper or Secor: Roper says to
stay "on the east side of the classic knife-edge ridge",
which is fine advice for about 10 feet. Secor mentions the
chockstone and suggests descending to a ledge on the east
side, but forgets to mention that those two things don't
happen next to each other! The ledge starts quite a ways
north of the chockstone, and drops sharply downward before
turning up again to bring you back to what becomes a true
knife edge ridge where the climbing gets much easier.
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must make wise route finding choices based on their
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