American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Whitney Portal, El Segundo Buttress, Brainstorm

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  • Publication Year: 1979

Whitney Portal, El Segundo Buttress, Brainstorm. In May Bob Harrington and I ascended this route about 150 feet right of the Beckey-Heath route. Climb a steep wall past a fixed pin, then make a long traverse left around a corner and past a bolt to a belay at a crack. Follow the crack, then work up and left on a knobby face to a bolt protecting difficult moves to a belay at an enormous chickenhead. The last two pitches go straight up, then up and right to the top. NCCS III, F9.

Alan Bartlett, Buff Alpine Club

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