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North America, United States, Texas, Mount Vernon Bailey, Southeast Face

Mount Vernon Bailey, Southeast Face, Big Bend National Park. In March, Fred Pfahler and I began our ascent at the main couloir on the east part of the face. Three rope-lengths of moderate difficulty brought us to the upper of two diagonal ledges which lead west. This we followed to its end before we traversed up to a narrow chimney. The chief obstacle here was a large century plant which blocked the chimney. From the top of the chimney, we scrambled to the summit.

Frank B. Knight