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North America, United States, Wyoming—Wind River Range, Mount Bonneville, South Ridge of South Peak

Mount Bonneville, South Ridge of South Peak. Carol Lenz and I climbed the south ridge of the south summit of Mount Bonneville on August 16. From the notch at the base of the ridge, we ascended a fourth-class pitch on the east side to the top of the first step. Two more pitches followed the ridge crest. An overhang (5.7) was climbed via a finger crack on the third pitch. A hailstorm on the fourth pitch forced us to traverse a ledge system on the west face to avoid dripping overhangs above. We regained the ridge on the fifth pitch via a 5.7 chimney. We ascended two or three more pitches on the spectacular ridge and joined the Raymond-Qamar route just below the south summit. (II, 5.7.)

Peter S. Lenz