American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming—Wind River Range, Mount Temple, North Face, 1988

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  • Publication Year: 1991

Mount Temple, North Face, 1988. In August 1988, Fred Beckey, Carl Horton, Paul Guajardo and I climbed an oblique system of cracks crossing the north face of Mount Temple. We ascended halfway up a giant couloir which bisects the lower part of the face. We then climbed 500 feet of rightward-angling cracks and narrowing chimneys no harder than 5.9 to a large, incised triangular ramp in the center of the face. We traversed 300 feet to the base of another system of rightward-angling cracks, which we climbed for 300 feet to the summit ridge on the right side of the face. The rock on the last part is extremely loose.

David Weber, Unaffiliated

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