American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Pilot Knob, South Face

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  • Publication Year: 1969

Pilot Knob, South Face. This rounded but steep 600-foot dome at the northwest end of Grave Lake rises at the edge of the trail: one can literally rope there. In 1966 Jerry Fuller and I climbed to the final ledge on the south face, using 52 pitons on difficult free and aid climbing. Lack of time and rain prevented its completion. In early September Dick Ross and I completed the final fifth-class pitch. Because of bad weather, we did not repeat the lower pitches and traversed in from the west to join the portion already climbed.

Fred Beckey

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