Ascent to Rysy-shoulder on summit ridge on 2013-09-30

Climber: Nick Down

Date:Monday, September 30, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Rysy - shoulder on summit ridge
    Elevation:8050 ft / 2453 m
    Remaining Elevation:162 ft / 50 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Started early from the hotel Solisko at Strbske Pleso in the Slovakia Tatras. Past the lake and woods, frosted in the morning sun, along a forest walk, then veering steeply east. A frozen tarn, its ice cracking in the sun. Black ice on the chained section, negotiatiable on metal staplers. Icy snow from just below the climbing club hu. I climbed the col and summit shoulder, but turned back before the final traverse, which looked foolhardy without spikes. A magical day of bright skies on snowy peaks nevertheless.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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