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By Spencer Weiler
From SLC, UT
Apr 10, 2013
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Not that the Notch Peak season is quite upon us yet, but who has a recommendation for my first route on Notch? Of the 4 routes on MP, I am most interested though leary of Book of Saturdays due the R factor, but would love to do an actual topout of the peak. If i head down there and hike up the dang gully, I want to do the "best" route up there. Also, what is the best month to climb down there?

Input?


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By notmyname
From Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 10, 2013

both book of saturday and wester harman are both top "notch" routes. Do them both. You will remember book of saturday more, however. Don't go on a holliday unless you like having shit droppped on your head by the troglidite locals. It can get cold, go mid spring or mid fall


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By ddriver
From SLC
Apr 11, 2013

notmyname wrote:
It can get cold, go mid spring or mid fall


Not really sure what you're saying there re timing. Haven't done Western Hardman, unfortunately, but its much lower elevation and always looked to be a much warmer wall, seems to have some eastern aspect to it so more likelihood of morning sun. Just my guess. On BOS, we waited for May before getting on it, and it usually required pile then. It seemed like it had to get to about 90 in Delta before BOS really felt warm.

Approach to Western Hardman is only about half that of BOS.


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By earl mcalister
From idaho
Apr 16, 2013
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What are the rock quality and grades like on notch compared to devil's castle at alta?


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By ddriver
From SLC
Apr 17, 2013

earl mcalister wrote:
What are the rock quality and grades like on notch compared to devil's castle at alta?


BOS rock quality is similar to Black Streak, perhaps a bit better. There is much less rubble schwag terrain to deal with. Haven't done Western Hardman, but it seems to be as good or better in terms of rock quality. I think the grading is comparable. BOS is maybe similar to Horns in difficulty. The crux is short but there are extended sections of 5.8-5.10a, i.e. the climbing is more consistent at its grade, hence a bit better.


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By tenesmus
Apr 25, 2013

ddriver wrote:
BOS rock quality is similar to Black Streak, perhaps a bit better. There is much less rubble schwag terrain to deal with. Haven't done Western Hardman, but it seems to be as good or better in terms of rock quality. I think the grading is comparable. BOS is maybe similar to Horns in difficulty. The crux is short but there are extended sections of 5.8-5.10a, i.e. the climbing is more consistent at its grade, hence a bit better.


This is a great question and response. I've always wondered. Thanks!!


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By Stu Ritchie
From Denver
Apr 25, 2013
Desert Tortoise

Both are very good routes. However, BOS is in a different league as far as approach and difficulty are concerned. BOS is a very long day and WH is quite reasonable.


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By ddriver
From SLC
Apr 26, 2013

Thanks for posting up Stu, and way to make the drive and get after it. Prideful.


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