American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Pylon

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1971

Pylon, Cirque of the Towers Region. Dick Compton, John Highkin, and I completed a traverse of two pinnacles on the southeast ridge of Pylon while placing a new route up the southeast ridge. The route which included 11 pitches and 2 rappels plus third class work is a III, F6. After descending the upper pinnacle follow the obvious grassy gully from the col up the east side of the ridge. Cross the ridge two leads from the top and climb the headwall. Cairns and registers were left on the two pinnacles. Descent was by the Wisconsin Couloir.

JAMES HALFPENNY, University of Wyoming Outing Club

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