American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Pingora, East Face

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  • Publication Year: 1982

Pingora, East Face. On July 21 Louis Vannatta and I climbed what we believe is a new start to the east-face, left-side-cracks route on Pingora. We started in a left-facing corner, just to the left of a huge corner and roof several hundred feet to the right of the snow patch marking the beginning of the east-face route. Our route continued up and slightly left to intersect the east-face route at the low-angled area. Thereafter we followed that route on the upper wall to the summit. Thus, combining this new start with the upper part of the east-face route makes for a more committing and less contrived route. (NCCS III, F7-F8.)

Thomas S. Kichura

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