Unfortunately, Frank was headed for a false summit, which Bill confirmed by radio. Since the ridge is very rough and difficult, not to mention cold and windy, Frank goes low and traverses to go around the false summit

Talus is great for climbing, or even descending. For traverses, however, it is horrible. Frank wasted a lot of time and energy along the contour, while Bill found a way up with minimal contact with rock.

Eventually, we determine by radio that it is best to climb straight up from there, which Frank quickly does