American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Arizona, Owl Rock

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  • Publication Year: 1967

Owl Rock. Across the highway from Agathalan rises the red obelisk called Owl Rock. Harvey Carter and I studied a route that had already been attempted but the rock seemed sounder on the opposite, west side. We took the better part of two days, climbing cracks high onto the west face and then bolting up a smooth south nose to the summit area. Equipment used included 20 pitons and 14 bolts. The second day, April 26, was made miserable by an intense desert wind. The exposure and doubtful reliability of some of the aid pitons made the climb memorable.

Fred Beckey

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