American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming—Tetons, Fourteen-Hour Pinnacle

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  • Publication Year: 1961

Fourteen-Hour Pinnacle. Jake Breitenbach and Sterling Neale made the first ascent on August 3 of this pinnacle which lies west of Ayres Crag # 5 and opposite the entrance to Valhalla Canyon. They ascended the south ridge. The first of three overhangs was passed on the right, the second on the left, and the third required one piton for direct aid in order to pass it on the left. Dick Bonker and Willy Gonthier on August 11 made the second ascent by a different route, the southeast face. About nine pitches were involved, three requiring the extensive use of direct aid. In both cases it required fourteen hours to make the ascent and return.

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