Gripped - - NATIVE STONES -

This is re­ally an ex­ten­sion of PO-1 but to a slightly greater de­gree. Signs of travel are present and former ice screw place­ments may be present and pos­si­bly uti­lized.

This is the point where the PO scale be­gins to mat­ter. You can now freely uti­lize the draft­ing mech­a­nism. Twenty per cent of your hand tool place­ments are a gimme re­quir­ing al­most no swing­ing to build a firm pur­chase. When you feel the need to place a screw you can choose from one or two of the pre-placed holes that other climbers have con­structed for you or build your own. Foot place­ments have be­come slightly ob­vi­ous.

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