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North America, United States, Wyoming–Wind River Range, "Cloud Buttress," near Temple Lake

“Cloudburst Buttress, ” near Temple Lake. While in the Temple Peak area during the first week of September, Reid Dowdle, Jeff Niwa and I made the first ascent of a very attractive buttress on the west valley wall immediately north of Temple Lake. The rock was excellent (not a loose stone) and the climbing superb on massive granodiorate—with just enough cracks and holds to make the route possible. There were five pitches, 5.8 to 5.10c, and two scrambling pitches at the finish to the divide overlooking Big Sandy Opening.

Fred Beckey