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North America, United States, Wyoming—Tetons, Spalding Peak, South Face

Spalding Peak, South Face. John Hudson and Dick Williams climbed this new route, graded III, F7, A2, on July 14. From the base of the face they ascended the prominent, easy couloir near the center of the face, generally on the left (west) side, for about 300 feet to large scree ledges. After 40 easy feet up broken rock, a traverse to the right over blocks led to the base of an obvious 30-foot dihedral which was then climbed. After exiting around the corner to the right on aid in a diagonal crack, more free climbing took them to a second, steep dihedral. This was climbed to its overhanging section where a difficult hand traverse to the left brought the party to broken ledges. These were then followed for 300 feet to the ridge crest which was then taken to the summit.