American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming–Wind River Range, Arrowhead, 1983

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  • Publication Year: 1985

Arrowhead, 1983. Steve Drake and I climbed the north face of Arrowhead on August 2,1983 probably not a new route but about which we find no previous record. We started 20 feet left of an obvious “X” marked by white intrusions. Three short, easy fifth-class pitches led to the base of a broken dihedral which we followed to its top. We bypassed the large, triangular roof area by face-climbing to the right to gain the broken ledges halfway up the face. From there, a prominent curving crack was followed to the summit. We placed three bolts, two for an anchor on the sixth pitch. (12 pitches; IV, 5.9.) Steve and I were driven back by bad weather from the fourth pitch in 1979. There were some old pins on the fourth pitch and a new stopper on the upper section.

Ronald D. Van Horssen, Unaffiliated

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