American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Utah, Watchman, West Face

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  • Publication Year: 1975

Watchman, West Face. On April 14 and 15, Stephen Mitchell, Charles Sink and I did a new route on the west face of the Watchman in Zion National Park. A previous party had been up one pitch but we saw no further evidence. We entered the dihedral system below the left summit. After four pitches we went left on a big ledge and ascended cracks to the top of the pedestal. We climbed three pitches in a dihedral and three more to a notch on the north ridge. Two pitches of free climbing led to the summit. Hardware: 35 pieces up to a 5-inch chock and some knifeblades. NCCS IV, F10, A2.

Alan J. Kearney, Mazamas

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