Direct North Face of Teewinot, August 24, 1948. Dick Emerson and Pete Owen made the first ascent of this spectacular route. Approximately 150 vertical feet from the summit a unique cave was discovered which forms a passageway from the north to the south face. As Chuck Crush and Graham McNear proved six days later, it is possible to go through this cave and complete the climb by the south face. Emerson and Owen, however, finished their climb on the north side by a remarkable, very exposed lead around an awkward chockstone.