American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Southern Wind River Range, New Routes

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  • Publication Year: 1970

Southern Wind River Range, New Routes. The Iowa Mountaineers held a mountain camp for 58 members, based at a large meadow beside Clear Lake, in the southern Wind Rivers from August 11 to 22. Eight major peaks were ascended; a number of new routes were made. Harvey Carter, Thomas O’Brien and I climbed a new route around the inverted-S on the east face of Schiestler Peak, which in 12 leads and 1500 feet required two pitons and four slings. (NCCS F6.) Carter and I made the first direct ascent up the highest arching overhanging roof on the direct west face of Haystack. It involved ten leads and the use of four pitons, six slings and a bolt. (NCCS F8.) Carter and I also placed a new route up the 2000-foot-high northwest buttress of Temple Peak in 13 long leads. We used four pitons and twelve slings. (NCCS F8.)

James Ebert, Iowa Mountaineers

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