American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Colorado, Ice Lake Region, V 5

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  • Publication Year: 1933

An easy first ascent of peak V 5 (13,200 ft.) was made by L. Giesecke and the writer.

The numerous aiguilles of the Saint Sophia Ridge were visited by several members of the San Juan Mountaineers. The entire length of the ridge was traversed along the base of the pinnacles. None of them was ascended, but many will offer extremely good climbing if one will disregard the frequent outcroppings of loose rock. While a few of the points may be unclimbable, others, among the more solid of the lot, should go. At any rate the ridge is worth visiting.

Dwight G. Lavender.

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