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What is a good line that is not going to run with major water in big storm? (other than zodiac, native son) Thanks Scotty

-- Scotty Vickerson (, September 20, 1999


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-- scotty (, September 20, 1999.

Hey Scotty, Z.M. is a really good winter route,I soloed it a few winters ago. No major water and the aid is fun. The Trip is good so is the Zodiac. Just don't let anybody know about the climbing in the winter on the cap. It is great. When it dosen't storm you'll find yourself in a tee shirt leading just great pitches with knowbody around. But when it storms its on so bring the gear. I was stuck for 3 days in a storm just 2 pitches from the top, not fun.

-- Burt (, September 23, 1999.

Most of the south east face routes are a good bet from the trip to Zodiac. Keep in mind though, that near the top, all of these routes become much more susceptible to run off. Have a look at any route you choose before going up and make a note where the big water streaks are on the route.

-- Eric Coomer (, September 26, 1999.

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