American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Utah, Bridge Mountain Annex, West Face, Zion National Park

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  • Publication Year: 1973

Bridge Mountain Annex, West Face, Zion National Park. North of and adjoining Bridge Mountain is a smaller, 1000-foot shoulder, the Annex. Mike Wies and Andy Carson climbed a route to the right of the center of its west face in January 1973. After three pitches of free climbing in an immense dihedral that ends 400 feet up in a large ledge, they proceeded into a 200-foot chimney. At the rear of the chimney are two more chimneys, of which they climbed the right one. At the top of the chimney, which ends in a pedestal, a large sinuous crack goes to the summit block. Another crack 30 feet to the left provided a free and an aid pitch to the summit block. They did not climb the rotten summit block but went around to the right and descended. NCCS IV, F7, Al.

Jeff Lowe

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