North America, United States, Wyoming, Northeast Face of Symmetry Spire

Publication Year: 1958.

Northeast Face of Symmetry Spire. This route, climbed by John Dietschy and Dave Dingman July 24, 1957, differs from that climbed in 1953 by Roald Fryxell in that it is just north of the northeast chimney; Fryxell’s route was further around on the north and northwest faces. Three pitches led to a belay stance below the light-colored overhanging bulge about halfway up the face. Direct aid from three pitons was necessary to pass this overhang, after which one difficult lead and then several easier ones brought them to the top of the north pinnacle and thence easily to the summit.


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