American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California-Sierra Nevada, Mount Sill, East Face, Dead Larry's Pillar, Left Side

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  • Publication Year: 1987

Mount Sill, East Face, Dead Larry’s Pillar, Left Side. In August, Kent Davenport, David Wilson and I climbed a new route on the 1400-foot high east face of this spectacular mountain. Our route ascended the left side of a prominent pillar on the southern half of this massive face. The center of this pillar was climbed by Mike Farrell and me in 1978. At that time it was traditional among Palisade Guides not to report new routes in their alpine Klettergarten. I hope a departure from this policy will clear up some of the confusion. Both routes ascend a left-leaning crack through an overhanging section before they split. The new route is very steep and the rock is excellent (III, 5.9, 10 pitches.)

Michael Graber

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