American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Colorado, New Route, Glenwood Canyon

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  • Publication Year: 1976

New Route, Glenwood Canyon. In August, Harvey Carter and I completed The Internationale, the longest and most sustained route in Glenwood Canyon to date. It consisted of 18 pitches of climbing; many of these were 5.8 or 5.9, and there is one 60-foot section of aid. The climb connects two granite buttresses and a limestone one; we climbed the granite and a third of the limestone on our first attempt, during which we made one bivouac. On the successful climb, we traversed into the limestone band (avoiding the first 10 pitches) reclimbed to our high point and finished in good order the same day. The route awaits a continuous ascent, and might be possible in a day to a fast and strong party. NCCS V, F9, A-2 (2000 feet)

Michael Kennedy, Elk Mountain Climbing Club

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