American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California—Yosemite, Glacier Point Apron

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1967

Glacier Point Apron. Although many excellent routes have been done on the exfoliation slabs on the Apron, only two routes had been made to the Apron’s top. After two unsuccessful attempts in the spring, on September 6, 1965 Dave Birchiff and I succeeded in climbing from the Point Beyond, an exfoliation slab 600 feet above the ground, to a large ledge several hundred feet higher, which we named "Lucifer’s Ledge.” On September 11, Russell McLean and I climbed to Lucifer’s Ledge, fixed several pitches above and returned to the ledge to bivouac. We completed the climb the following morning.

Kenneth Boche

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