North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Mount Cotter, North Face
Mount Cotter, North Face. In June Tony Qamar, Marek Glogoczowski and I climbed this steep 1000-foot wall to the north summit. The climb from a distance appeared to be at least half artificial, but we only used aid in two places. The first was a long and difficult tension traverse, low on the route. The second was a piton for aid at the beginning of an F9 jam-crack. There were several difficult free pitches, especially in the first half of the blank-appearing wall. NCCS IV, F9, A3.