This is a fascinating project. one of my friends did an ascent of W.H. but from the valley floor nearby where his house was. it was a party of 4, two ropes. they had to climb up the bottom part of Millbrook which was so bad and scary the other leader had a meltdown and they had to lower a rope to him. layers of loose rubble, with vegetation layers in between serving as a lubricant to keep it all extra loose.
another time my partner dropped his glasses on a 5.8 on the north end, I had to take over - what was above looked so horrible I pioneered a variation linking that route to the one to its left. it turned out to be fun climbing.
I still havent' done W.H. and am looking to do it someday but with someone who's done it and I don't want to get lost again...
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