American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Nameless Pyramid, East Face

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  • Publication Year: 1969

Nameless Pyramid, East Face. This attractive rock formation lies just south of Kearsarge Pass and directly above Heart Lake. Almost a true pyramid, it has a sheer eastern face which promised a fine, if not a major, new climbing opportunity when Joe Brown and I approached it on June 30. We selected a slightly right-slanting crack that runs continuously from the grassy base to just north of the summit, almost splitting the mid-face. The climb turned out fine for a nice but busy afternoon: four full pitches ran straight as an arrow with an abundance of bubbly granite. We used 18 pitons and a few runners on horns. F7.

Fred Beckey

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