American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing
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North America, United States, California—Yosemite, Northeast Face of Middle Cathedral Rock

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  • Publication Year: 1961

Northeast face of Middle Cathedral Rock. On October 1 Charles Pratt and I put a new route up Middle Cathedral Rock which goes up the crack systems to the left of the Powell-Reed route. The climb took 1½ days and 110 pitons. Because of the lack of ledges on the route, Pratt was forced to bivouac standing in slings while I strung my pack horizontally between two pitons and sat on it all night. The latter system was more practical since it allows one to sleep.

Yvon Chouinard, Yosemite Climbing Club

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