Before I went to Alpine I patched and coated what I could humanly get to on the west wall. Only slid down it into the mud once. But it was a killer and I'm wiped out. Probably won't do any more on it this year.
Then I coated what I had patched with Drylok until, thankfully, I ran out of Drylok.
I have lived in the Christmas Mountains since 1976, and started my oasis in 1996. You can contact me at email@example.com for visiting instructions. No minors. Pet rules are the same as for Big Bend National Park.