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Downclimbing the South Face of Soprano # 6825

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Date: 2005.06.12
Vantage Point: From a hundred feet down the south face

Caption: Steve Harng beginning a tedious descent down the south face of Soprano Peak. Made a nice picture though!

PhotoDescr: The forecast for Lillooet was "Sunny with cloudy periods. High 22." We ended up with "100% chance of snow."

Steve Harng and I climbed a decent scrambling route on the north face of Soprano which was made quite interesting by constant blowing snow and the resulting "slick-as-snot" lichen on scary class 4 rock. Numerous hard and blank towers and pinnacles denied us from reaching the true summit and the scree slopes of the west face, so we were forced down the complex, bluffy, and steep south face, somehow managing to pick a way across the face without having to rappel. After routes like this, one always seems to say, "well, it was good to get out!"

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