American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, Other Ranges, "Continental Tower," Wind River Range

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  • Publication Year: 1968

“Continental Tower” Wind River Range. While hiking from Little Sandy Lake to the western shoulder of Wind River Peak near the southern end of the range, Bob Stevenson and I camped below several magnificent granite towers, of whose existence I had no idea. We singled out the largest on July 28. To reach its southern notch took almost a half-day, with a variety of devious fourth and fifth class pitches. The final summit section was of more continuous difficulty and included a short section of aid. It appeared that we had taken the easiest route: we used 18 pitons.

Fred Beckey

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