American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming—Tetons, Disappointment Peak, West Side Story

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  • Publication Year: 1981

Disappointment Peak, West Side Story. This route lies on the west side of the southwest ridge of Disappointment Peak, where a large dihedral system begins about 200 yards past the base of the ridge. The first ascent of this route was made on August 23, 1977 by Keith Hadley and George Montopoli. The first three leads are to the right of the dihedral, first up a ramp, then a crack system before traversing back left into the dihedral itself. The next two leads ascend the dihedral proper to the final pitch which passes an overhang on the left, followed by an F8 face to the top, where the dihedral system intersects the upper southwest ridge.

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