Just watch out for those bent cam cables. Could be deadly.
But it was bent greater than 13.253 degrees and according to my metal alloy analysis of the ongoing investigation you're an idiot and you need to ask yourself one thing: would you let your grandma fall on that cam in a horizontal placement with a 33% rope stretch factor 2 fall!?!?!?
Ha! That was my first time jumping into the MP forum ind it got aggressive!
You fellas have a blast up there. What a line. I liked it better than the W ridge, which is also grand, but doesn't have that smooth and spiraling bend to it like the N ridge does.
Something pleasing about that long, ascending curve. Something cosmically graceful about it. You look up at it on the last hour of the approach and think excitedly, "I get to amble on up that!" What a good line should evoke!
Edit: photo from 8 Aug '09. Would be curious to see how the glacier is this season.
I am planning that same route with a partner in another two weeks. Maybe we should team up and climb it as a party of four? Then we could divide the weight. I'll carry the camera and take photos and you other three can carry the water, food, ropes and gear. That seems fair to me.
No self respecting speed attempt would be complete without a grade 7 haul bag for each climber with a minimum of 2 cases of beer, 24 oz. cans of course. I think I would take 5 cams of each size and a full pin rack w/5 of each pin, 25 beaks, 50 heads, all hooks too. So with everything previously listed you should be good to go.
I suggest the ferry boat ride from Saddlebag resort. Then ascend the East ridge of N peak, up near the tops of the N face col routes , tag N peak, then walk down to the N ridge of Conness and head on up! A two-fer.