I've heard they're both good, but which is better?
Which gets less traffic (if that's even realistic)?
Which is most likely to be dry?
I've only climbed AC when dry so can't say what it will be like given the recent rainfall.
But IMO these two routes aren't really in the same ballpark in terms of difficulty, exposure, and overall 'flavour'. AC was a full-on outing for my first time, and frankly it still is...
They're both great. Have fun!
I love the route but have never tried it outside of the heat of summer myself.Despite holding a fair bit of greenery and being slow to dry, it is very popular, offering grand views, fine situations and is especially pleasant in the heat of summer. It is longer and more tiring than it may appear.
UE is also an excellent route, but way mellower and shorter pitches. Much less commiting for a first chief summit. Better make sure you climb fast! Not alot of daylight hours left this time of year!
no, get on the second shift-- every yuppie cunt and their girl/boyfriend will be on it at 7 AM both w/e days. worse even is you will find few parties of 3 (who will say to you the dreaded words "we'll be fast"). much better to sleep in and drinka few gallons of coffee and head up at 2 PMthebigchin wrote: Get on it early!
Angels Crest, as has been said, is harder, more sustained, adventurous, and committing. (harder to retreat from). The wet spots will probably be the crux face climbing on p3, p7, p8.
The Ultimate Everything is not very committing if you have a second rope, the wet sections are relatively easy, but they will be WET, (second half of p 1, p2, p4)
Have fun with whatever you try!
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