American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fremont Peak, West Face

North America, United States, Wyoming, Wind River Range

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Chris Landry
  • Climb Year: 1997
  • Publication Year: 1978

On the third day, August 1, of a nine-day solo trip I climbed a new route on the west face of Fremont Peak. The route followed the obvious and attractive crack system in the center of the face, and involved nine pitches. A small amount of aid was used in the lower part of the route to climb a roof and a very thin crack, although these two sections could probably be climbed free. I did enjoy many exciting sections of wild and difficult stemming on generally excellent rock. I reached the summit at dark. NCCS IV, F9, Al. The route followed the prominent, left-leaning corner system just left of the Beckey-Lahr-Martinson route, seen on Plate 34 in A.A.J., 1977.

Chris Landry, Elk Mountain Climbing Club

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