American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Idaho, Mount Heyburn, Northwest Ridge

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  • Publication Year: 1962

Mount Heyburn, Northwest Ridge. Beckey and Fuller climbed about two-thirds of the way up the northwest ridge and then traversed into the north face where they found some fine class five pitches to the top. A few days later Fuller took me up the same route with two minor variations, and on this occasion we decided to take a crack at the rest of the ridge. Fuller could not do so because of a broken ankle, but on September 5 Dr. James Ball and I climbed to about the halfway mark of the northwest ridge via the lower slabs of the north face and then successfully ascended the ridge directly to the top.

Louis Stur

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