American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, Southwest Ridge of Mount Moran

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  • Publication Year: 1958

Southwest Ridge of Mount Moran. Between the many-stepped south and west ridges of Mount Moran there is only one other, the long southwest ridge which leads directly to the summit plateau. John Fonda, Dave Dingman, and Karl Pfiffer climbed this from a camp at the first lake in Leigh Canyon. Although the first 500 feet required considerable care because of rotten rock and many overhangs, the middle portion slants back at a more comfortable angle and the rock is solid. The last part of this long climb is a series of small towers and large steps on the crest of the ridge. They passed the first of these on the south and the last two or three on the north.

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