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Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Middle
Better yet, pay someone else to bolt it for you.

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Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Joined Jul 23, 2010
155 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
The Hillary Step is going to become a 3 lane fixture soon. One permanent ladder bolted in place for going up, a middle double fixed rope lane for those who care to challenge themselves, and the third full time rappel station with several new fixed ropes placed every couple seasons in place for teams to descend en'mass. No sense in making it any harder than it has to be, since the goal is to take in huge fees and ship hundreds of clients up the hill each and every day of May summit season. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,133 points
Jul 12, 2013
I've never really been anywhere near Everest, so I don't know if my opinion is really worth anything. But the huge numbers on the mountain aren't going to stop or slow down any time soon, so if this manages to make it all a little safer I think it's probably a good idea. michaeltarne
Joined Jan 2, 2011
149 points
Jul 12, 2013
Why don't they just take rich westerners up in palanquins and get it over with.

Insulated palanquins with lots of Red Bull stickers on them of course.
jim.dangle
Joined Jul 13, 2011
3,910 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick Stayner near the crux. Ryan Minton photo.
When I saw the title, I thought this was going to be a post about Tensleep. Disappointed.... Nick Stayner
From Billings, MT
Joined Mar 6, 2006
2,606 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Yeah, this is the Nepal version of over-bolting wars and abuse around the world. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,133 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Mashers Tower
this might help. a little. until the raps are choked with descending noobs, then the same old problem will return. Cornelius Jefferson
Joined Apr 5, 2006
163 points
Jul 12, 2013
Everest is for chumps... Bob Dobalina
Joined Jun 2, 2009
178 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Estes Park Yart
So we're talking via ferrata... I'm not into the cold, I'm waiting til there's a hut on top before I pony up. Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
Joined Oct 20, 2007
200 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Middle
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
The Hillary Step is going to become a 3 lane fixture soon. One permanent ladder bolted in place for going up, a middle double fixed rope lane for those who care to challenge themselves, and the third full time rappel station with several new fixed ropes placed every couple seasons in place for teams to descend en'mass. No sense in making it any harder than it has to be, since the goal is to take in huge fees and ship hundreds of clients up the hill each and every day of May summit season.


When does the Jazzee ramp go in?
Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Joined Jul 23, 2010
155 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: About half way up the East Arete on Illumination R...
The summit of Everest is a tourist destination. There are more exclusive summits right here in Oregon. No point getting bent out of shape about it anymore. That mountain is already tainted. Ben Beckerich
From saint helens, oregon
Joined Jun 24, 2011
272 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: About half way up the East Arete on Illumination R...
Brent Apgar wrote:
So we're talking via ferrata... I'm not into the cold, I'm waiting til there's a hut on top before I pony up.


I don't think rap anchors count as via ferrata... but I'm also surprised that mountain hasn't been via ferrata'd yet. Yet.
Ben Beckerich
From saint helens, oregon
Joined Jun 24, 2011
272 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Me scaring years off my mom's life
"3 Fixe Hardware Stainless Steel ⅜ inch Bolts with IMG's Bosch 36v hammer drill"

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Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
116 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: CoR
Trundle that F-ing ladder and be done with it. rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Joined Jul 18, 2011
195 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Stairway To Heaven - all the way to the Pearly Gat...
At that altitude most are probably not coherent enough to set their rap or will forgot their rap device. Allen Sanderson
From Oootah
Joined Jul 6, 2007
1,184 points
Jul 12, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Allen Sanderson wrote:
At that altitude most are probably not coherent enough to set their rap or will forgot their rap device.



well there are usually tons of old lines hanging around at that point to use; question is do you trust them or put up your own 7-8mm rope for the rappel. Some expeditions set thousands of feet of fixed rope...I can't imagine all that work. Alpine fast ascents are my kind of fun.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,133 points
Jul 12, 2013
rging...the ladder is on the Tibet side, not the Hillary step Xam
From Boulder, Co
Joined Dec 6, 2011
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