American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Colorado, East Face of Longs Peak, Diamond

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  • Publication Year: 1967

East Face of Longs Peak, Diamond, From August 25 to 27 Mike Covington and I made a new route on the Yellow Wall to the left of "Diamond-7,” which we called the "Curving Vine” because of the abundance of green plants in the long curving dihedral we climbed. We put up one lead on Thursday afternoon, which required a 25-foot pendulum to the left to enter the crack we would follow all day Friday. On Friday we bivouacked in hammocks below the top of the "Obelisk,” which we gained in one lead after a 25-foot pendulum to the left early Saturday morning. Thus far it was primarily aid. The last two leads of mixed aid and free climbing took us to the top of the face. (NCCS: V, F6, A3.)

Peter H. Robinson

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