Mount Despair, South Face. The second ascent of this peak was made July 24 by Cliff Lawson, Doug Barrie, and me by a new route, which begins in a prominent S-shaped gully in mid-face. The gully ends in a grassy platform from which several short difficult leads and a series of gullies lead up and right to join the original route slightly below the summit. A fourth ascent of nearby Mount Triumph was made earlier in the week. The approach was made cross country via Oakes Peak. A road, soon to be built in the Thornton Creek area, will greatly improve access to these peaks.
Dave Laster, The Mountaineers