American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Yosemite, The Syllable

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  • Publication Year: 1973

The Syllable. On November 7, 1971, Sibylle Hechtel shared with me the first ascent of a fine line just left of The Sequel, which we christened “The Syllable”. There is some speculation that Jim Madsen and partner climbed this route before us, mistaking it for the Sequel, though we found no evidence of a prior ascent. A huge dangerous flake can be avoided by moving left below it. NCCS III, F8.

Rick Sylvester

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