American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, Wind River range

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1931

Messrs. K. A. Henderson and R. L. M. Underhill accomplished the ascents of three major peaks in the Wind River range in Wyoming, near Green River pass. From a camp on a minor pass between Trail Creek and Stroud Creek, a peak to the east, 13,500 ft., was climbed. This is located 43°10'13" north, 109°41'30" west on the U. S. G. S. Fremont Quadrangle map, although the altitude is there given as only 13,000 ft. The col to the northwest of the peak was reached and the northwest ridge ascended. The descent was via the snow couloir on the west face.

A mile and a half due south lie two peaks joined by a high serrated ridge. Both of these were climbed, the southern one first by a couloir to the west ridge and thence to the summit, then the serrated ridge was traversed, not particularly difficult, to the more northerly peak. The last 200 ft. on the second peak was very interesting. A gendarme on the west ridge was then climbed and the descent made via the couloir to the west.

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