American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, West Ridge of Eagles' Rest Peak

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  • Publication Year: 1958

West Ridge of Eagles’ Rest Peak. Since the two previous ascents of this peak were made from the east, the west summit remained unclimbed until Leigh and Irene Ortenburger climbed it via the long west ridge extending from Anniversary Peak. We found the west summit probably no more than five feet lower than the east summit. The traverse onto the east summit involved the ascent of a particularly rotten chimney which led to the north ridge just short of the summit. We descended from the col between the two summits north down a snow couloir into Waterfalls Canyon.

Leigh Ortenburger

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