American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, McKinley, South Face

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  • Publication Year: 1994

McKinley, South Face. Mark Leffler and I made the second ascent of the route on the western side of the south face which was first climbed solo by Czech Miroslav Šmíd on May 17, 1991. [See AAJ, 1992 page 119 and photo on page 120.] The six pitches of mixed rock and ice lead to easier ice and snow ramps above. The route offers a bit more challenge for those wanting a variation from the ice-and-snow routes.

Robert Schneider

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