American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Utah, The Pulpit, Zion National Park

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  • Publication Year: 1968

The Pulpit, Zion National Park. Standing alone just across the Virgin River a few hundred feet from the end of the road in Zion National Park, the hard red sandstone of the Pulpit was an obvious climbing challenge. Pat Callis, Galen Rowell, Eric Bjornstad, Hal Woodworth and I made the first ascent on April 15 in two pitches, the finish being up a spectacular, slightly overhanging crack. Iron used was 15 pitons and 6 bolts.

Fred Beckey

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