American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Colorado, South Rawah Peak, Medicine Bow Mountains

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  • Publication Year: 1979

South Rawah Peak, Medicine Bow Mountains. While conducting a mountaineering survey for the U.S. Forest Service in the Rawah Wilderness, Stanley Irwin Grossman, Gretchen Laura Kluge and I on August 10 climbed the east face of South Rawah Peak (12,644 feet) via a 55° snow gully which terminated halfway up the face on the southeast ridge. Kluge and I went to the summit while Grossman waited at the top of the gully. We descended the southeast ridge. Heavy snow from last winter still filled the talused gully and made the route possible. Generally the rock of the region is very rotten.

Barry Allan Nelson, Geneva Spur Limited

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