American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, P 6120, Near the Devils Thumb, Southeastern Alaska

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  • Publication Year: 1979

P 6120, Near the Devils Thumb, Southeastern Alaska. On May 18 Curt Olson and I climbed P 6120, one of the prominent peaks east of the junction of the Baird Glacier and the Witch’s Cauldron near the Devils Thumb. The climb involved about 3000 feet of moderate snow slopes of 40° to 45°, capped by a fine granite pinnacle. Eight or ten pitches of F5 of F6 on excellent rock put us on the summit. We found no evidence of previous climbers. NCCS III, F5 or F6.

Michael Helms

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