Okay friends. this is this same guy from the other posts about 1st time climbing mt. washington. first of all let me just say...i appreciate all your advice and am grateful for this forum...alot of what we intend to do now is based on what i learned here.
so we have been hiking a local hilll around where i am from...its called diamond hill...just to get us ready for washington. the hill starts off as a grassy hill and quickly turns into a steep rocky trail with rock slabs at the end which we all call "the headwall" though im sure it is nothing like mt. washington. we have been hiking this hill for 2 weeks now....going up and down and then up and down it again.
today we decieded to take a different trail and came to a very steep cliff...it was very rocky and very steep. one of us made it but me and our other friend didnt do it...because well ...it was scary...it was almost a vertical cliff...."almost"...we all questioned ourselves and thought, will mt washingtons great gulf headwall be like this for the whole 1600 feet?
so my last question is...based on what i just said...is great gulf headwall a steep cliff with areas where our slips will cost us our lives? or is it just a tough rugged climb up rocky steps? plz answer this question we are all counting on the answer...