American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Bollinger Peak, Southwest Face

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  • Publication Year: 1982

Bollinger Peak, Southwest Face. In August, Matt Parramore and I made a new route on the southwest side of Bollinger Peak, facing Shadow Lake. It is a couple of hundred feet to the left of the West Face Route (which is on the most prominent feature on this face, a left-arching dihedral described in Joe Kelsey’s Climbing and Hiking in the Wind River Range.) Our route was up a left-leaning, left-facing dihedral system which extends from near the base to the summit ridge. Though less obvious than the West-Face Route, ours is still easily recognizable from Shadow Lake and the second most dominant dihedral on the face. It was of eight pitches, most of which were about F9. The most difficult (F10) was the fourth, the center of three possible lines, a vertical and sustained hand-jam crack in abrasive rock.

Steven A. French

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