Easy or difficult to climb?

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What makes a mountain easy or difficult to climb?

-- Melissa Tanya Robinson (peachmango18@yahoo.com), August 27, 2002


In general, it's the overall steepness of the easiest route. Some mountains (like Aconcagua) may be hard one one side and easy on the other, but almost all climbers use the easy side, so Aconcagua is considered fairly easy. Altitude does make mountains harder, and snow and ice as well.

-- George Bell (gibell@attbi.com), August 27, 2002.

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