Ascent of Mount Sill in 1972-08
|Others in Party:||free solo|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14153 ft / 4313 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWas somewhat sandbagged on this - an older guide rated this as 5.4. At the time i was pretty comfortable leading easy 10s so i thought this would be a lark - didn't bother with gear (free solo).
Then that step across!! Not 5.4 at all. Shrank back from the exposure for a moment, reflected on what a good life i'd had, then committed to the pitch. Needless to say i made it, but thought long and hard about free soloing when i got back to the tent later that day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Route:||Swiss Arete|
| Time Up:||5 Hours |
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