American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming—Wind River Range, Musembeah Peak, Northeast Buttress

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  • Publication Year: 1967

Musembeah Peak, Northeast Buttress. Two of the more alpine faces in the southern portion of the Wind River Range, the north and east faces of Musembeah, have been completely ignored by climbers. On September 11, Dick Ross, Jerry Fuller, and I found a most enjoyable new route up the buttress between the faces above a basin filled with six lakes. The route follows the buttress all the way, terminating on the east peak of the summit ridge. Three pitches on the route required pitons for safety, involving some most enjoyable moves on excellent rock. A snowstorm began on the summit, chasing us out of the region for the season.

Fred Beckey

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