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North America, United States, Utah, Lone Peak, West Flank of South Peak

Lone Peak, West Flank of South Peak. On June 16 Bob Irvine and I put a new route up the west end of the nearly vertical wall of the south peak of Lone Peak. We named the route “Lone Pine”, as its finish is capped with a single pine tree. The first pitch starts on the right face of a large open-book and is enjoyable fifth class. The next lead required the use of stirrups and bong-bongs up an 80-foot nearly vertical open V slanting to the left. The upper portion of the climb had both free and direct-aid climbing. We needed stirrups in the middle and upper portion of the final pitch. This 7-hour climb is over good rock. We used 28 pitons, ranging from knife-blades to 2? bong-bongs. (NCCS II, 5, A2.)

Richard F. Ream