American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Washington, Half Moon Peak, Kangaroo Ridge

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  • Publication Year: 1958

Half Moon Peak, Kangaroo Ridge. On October 20 Dave Collins, John Rupley, and I climbed the south wall of Half Moon Peak, one of the more inspiring faces in the Methow area of the Cascades. The climb had a variety of interesting problems, principally steep and sometimes rotten granitic cracks; higher, the rock became sounder and the climbing offered the variety of problems that steep layback and chimney cracks present. There was about 100 feet of class 6 climbing and 300 feet of class 5. We concluded the rappels down just before the oncome of autumn darkness.

Fred Beckey

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