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North America, United States, Alaska, Hunter, Barrille and P 6000+

Hunter, Barrille and P 6000+. Julie Brugger and I made the third ascent of the north buttress of Hunter to the summit via the Stump route. It was in excellent condition during the nine days it took to climb it. We summited on June 3. We took another five days to descend the west ridge in bad weather. We then made the second ascent of the 1988 Austrian route on the east face of Barrille in two days, reaching the summit on July 4. The route was of good quality except for the entire section between the first and second towers, which was either rotten or under a watercourse. We also climbed a new route on P 6000+, the small wall a half mile north of the east face of Barrille (III, 5.10c). This 8-pitch route is easily accessible from the Mountain House and climbable during marginal weather when bigger things may be out of shape.

Andrew de Klerk, Mountain Club of South Africa