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North America, United States, California—Yosemite, Yosemite Climbing

Yosemite Climbing. Interest in Yosemite climbing seems to be growing internationally. There were three ascents of the El Capitan Nose, one by a two-man French team. Later in the season a group of British climbers, including Don Whillans, arrived for several weeks of climbing. All the British who climbed in Yosemite were very successful, completing such routes as the Salathé-Steck route on the west face of Sentinel Rock and the northwest face of Half Dome. The climbing techniques required in the Yosemite presented no problem to the British, whose talent and versatility place them at the pinnacle of the sport. In general, however, little new was done. We look forward to a more active season.

Charles Pratt