Mount Wister, Direct North Face. A beautifully direct route up the steep slabs of the north face of Mount Wister was pioneered on July 27 by Layton Kor and Gary Cole. After starting to the right of the initial chimney used by the 1952 northwest chimney party, the route soon crossed to the left onto the difficult middle of the face above the second grassy ledge. Two pitons were used for aid to pass a small roof below the easy scrambling of the upper portion of the face. The arête leading to the summit was climbed directly on the crest, the crux of this portion being a difficult chimney just to the right of the crest.