American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California - Sierra Nevada, Mount Humphreys, Northeast Face

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1971

Mount Humphreys, Northeast Face. In May Joe Faint and I climbed the 1600-foot face in superb alpine conditions. Our route on this 13,986-foot mountain begins near the center of the face and ends forty feet to the left of the summit. Entries in the register indicate that other routes have been made on the left side of the face, ending on the east ridge of the mountain. About 30% of our climbing was cramponing on steep frozen snow, while moderately difficult rock climbing accounted for the remainder. The climb took eight hours and is rated NCCS III, F7.

Galen Rowell

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