American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Washington-Cascades, Snow Creek Wall

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  • Publication Year: 1960

Snow Creek Wall. Three routes were done on this relatively untouched wall during the past summer. The most interesting involved 700 feet of climbing, done in August on the south portion of the wall by Galen McBee and Ed Cooper. Over 50 pitons and five bolts were used on this two-day climb. The standard never dropped below class 4, and was mostly medium class 5, with some class 6. Double-rope climbing was necessary throughout.

The other two routes were done on the shorter middle portion of the wall, one in the right-center by John Rupley, Fred Beckey, and Don Claunch ; the other to the right in a chimney by Ed Cooper and Jack Miller. A wooden wedge, a bolt, and 17 pitons were used on this chimney route. The one route previously climbed (1958) was in the center of the middle portion, and was primarily class 5.

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