American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, P 12,483 and P 12,456, Southern Fremont Peak Area, Wind River Range

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  • Publication Year: 1972

P 12,483 and P 12,456, Southern Fremont Peak Area, Wind River Range. On a short trip into the Wind River Range in August, Charles McLaughlin and I climbed two apparently untouched summits. The first was P 12,483, a hogback detached from and south of the Knife - point-Nebraska Point ridge. The north ridge yielded to about eight leads of easy fourth-class climbing on August 24. The second was P 12,456, at the southeast end of the ridge terminated on the northwest by Bonney’s Peak 213. The approach was from the valley to the west. Climbing consisted of six roped leads, the first two up a steep treacherous couloir, the third tandem scrambling, the fourth a broken crack system, the fifth a touchy, broken, overhanging face and the last a short waltz to the summit. NCCS I, F5.

R. N. EMPSON, Unaffiliated

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