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North America, United States, California - Sierra Nevada, Kearsarge Pinnacle No. 6, West Face

Kearsarge Pinnacle No. 6, West Face. On July 4, Liesl Day and I climbed what we believe to be a first ascent of the west face of Kearsarge Pinnacle No. 6. From the notch between Pinnacle No. 6 and No. 7 traverse east into a gully and climb over an overhang. Ledges and short cracks lead to the beginning of a prominent open-book. Climb halfway up the book and traverse on a tiny ledge to the right until a higher ledge can be reached by a fingertip traverse, to a large shoulder south of the summit. Steep excellent rock leads from here directly to the summit pinnacle NCCS I F4.

Richard Hechtel