American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Mount Sinclair, Coast Range

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  • Publication Year: 1975

Mount Sinclair, Coast Range. Jerry Buckley, Joe Greenough and I made the first ascent of Mount Sinclair (c. 7000 feet) in mid-June, 1973. It is located 3½ miles from tidewater near the eastern shore of Lynn Canal, 60 miles northwest of Juneau. We traveled by motorboat from Auke Bay to a small cove beneath the towers of the Sinclair group. From there we ascended through heavy brush and timber to a ridge crest paralleling the hanging valley which descends to the beach from Sinclair’s southwest side. From camp in a small cirque south of Sinclair and surrounded by 6000-foot peaks, we descended to the valley head and then climbed the lower 3300 feet of the mountain. We placed a high camp on level snow about 1700 feet below the top. We reached the summit the next day by climbing snow slopes to a sharp col at the base of the south ridge, which led to the top. NCCS II, 5.3.

Craig Lingle, Unaffiliated

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