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North America, United States, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Climbs on the Southwest Face of the Fremont-Sacajawea Ridge

Climbs on the Southwest Face of the Fremont-Sacajciwea Ridge, Wind River Range. On June 23 Jim M. McCarthy and I climbed the wishbone arête leading up to the summit south of Sacajawea. Looking up, we took the right-hand bone to start and climbed on the right side of the arête after the third pitch until we reached the intersection of the bones. (About 13 pitches, NCCS F8 or F9.) On June 25 we climbed a new route on a west-facing buttress on the Fremont Massif. The route is between two huge chimney gullies and is north of the Kennedy route on Fremont. There is a steep buttress between the Kennedy route and the buttress we climbed. The route began in a flared chimney. At the end of the fourth pitch we traversed left, out of a dihedral system, to third-class ledges on the prow of the buttress. We did a total of about twelve pitches and then traversed left into the gully near the top. The climbing and rock were excellent. A regular nut rack is adequate; it is good to have a tube chock (4½") (NCCS, F9.) On June 28 we did a short climb on the southeast arête of Garnick’s Needle. (Five pitches, F8.)

Carla Firey