American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Peak 11,998, The Crooked Walnut

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  • Publication Year: 1974

Peak 11,998, The Cooked Walnut. The LeConte Divide in general holds little of interest for the technical climber. Rising above Arctic Lake, however, is a beautiful north face that has escaped even the notice of Fred Beckey. On August 31, Rick Boyce, Curt Chadwick, and I climbed a crack system immediately right of a prow-like pillar which splits the center of the face. Our route offers 600 to 700 feet of mostly free climbing on excellent rock. Take several bongs up to 3 inches. Other possibilities exist, but they are all well guarded by the 17-mile approach. NCCS II, F7, A2.

Walt Vennum

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