American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Yukon Territory, Tombstone Mountains

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  • Publication Year: 1984

Tombstone Mountains, Yukon Territory. In August Gary Arce, Steve Will and I spent two weeks in the Tombstone Range. As previously reported, the rock was bad, but the weather was worse. It rained every day. Still, we climbed Tombstone Mountain via its west side, which had one pitch of 5.7. Earlier we made a new route up the Dead Tortoise (1890 meters, 6200 feet) above Talus Lake at the base of the northside Monolith cirque. It was Grade III, 5.7 and ten pitches of mixed moss and rock in the rain. We attempted the obvious dihedral on Badilia’s north side. After three excellent pitches (5.8) we were turned back by rotten flakes about six feet above a Friend and carabiner left by a previous party.

Roman Dial, Alaskan Alpine Club

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