American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing
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Notch Peak, North Face

United States, Utah

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Climb Year: 1986
  • Publication Year: 1987

Notch Peak is 60 miles west of Delta, Utah, at the south end of the House Range. The 2,500-foot-high limestone north face was first climbed by Thomas Koch and Peter Diener Jr. in June. The route ascended right of center to a prominent chimney, mostly on poor rock. The third pitch of a white, chalky limestone was so poor that two pins were used for aid and major blocks were broken in the climbing. The bivouac was two pitches from the top. They descended the northwest ridge, using eight rappels. (V, 5.10+, A3, 18 pitches.)

– Brian Smoot

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