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