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North America, United States, Alaska, McKinley West Buttress Variant

McKinley West Buttress Variant. On June 11, Bruce Normand and I climbed a new variant on the right side of the southwest face of the Direct West Buttress. It involved twenty belayed pitches of water ice of Alpine Grade III. We completed the climb in 15 hours round-trip from the 14,200-foot camp on the West Buttress.

Jack Tackle