Neither are all that recent but are either worth the money? Are there any other resources I should know about other than raking MP, SummitPost, and trail maps/weather patterns? I've scoured almost every TR I can find.
Any beta is helpful but a book suggestion would be great.
Kris Fiore From Burlington, Vermont Joined Sep 4, 2014 1,233 points
As for the route, it is fairly straight forward. The Carbon breaks up fairly early these days. What gets most people is the summit day. Being able to simul climb is key. Many slow parties have made the shrund and spent the night. My other recommendation is take tents - if shit hits the fan being in a bivy sac does not work. After doing Curtis Ridge, we sheltered a member of a group coming from LR in our tent near the summit when Viento Blanco came rolling in. They only had bivy sacs, though they did fair better than another group who tried to descend during the storm and went into a crack and had to be rescued.