« Last post by M_Sprague on November 21, 2016, 02:04:54 PM »
It does seem sad they couldn't figure out how or were unprepared to go down, but with that being said, at that point it probably is good that they called with perfect weather for hypothermia coming in.
Personally, even though the day was beautiful, with it being so short now and knowing what was coming, I wouldn't have gone up more than a few pitches unless I was very experienced, fast and knew the route well (with bail possibilities). We should probably hear their story before slagging them too much. We have no idea from the usually lax news reports if anything else was going on that could have affected their decision.
I do think they should make a nice donation to the rescue team for making them go up in the middle of the night and saving their asses.