Belaying the Crux

Dave belaying above the crux pitch of the SW ridge of Aspiring...at least I thought he was...Where's the rope? We simul-solod (not the brightest technique!) up the SW ridge, reached the gully (crux) at 10:40, did about 6 pitches to the summit ridge, and summitted at 14:15. Not so speedy!
© Andrew Jacob 2000