American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Peak 12,893, East Face

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  • Publication Year: 1973

Peak 12,893, East Face. This impressive 1200-foot wall is on the Great Western Divide north of Mount Brewer. Jeanne Neale and I climbed it in a long day early in September 1971. A short icefield was encountered at the base of the wall and also rising from a ledge near the middle. The route begins in a dihedral on the right side of the wall, reaches the icy ledge system, traverses left for two pitches and continues straight up to the summit block. Twelve leads of free climbing on quite good granite make this a recommended climb. NCCS III, F8.

Galen Rowell

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