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

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