American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Washington, Mount Kent, North Face in Winter, and Little Finger, Southeast Face

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  • Publication Year: 1994

Mount Kent, North Face in Winter, and Little Finger, Southeast Face. On February 15, Dallas Kloke and I ascended the unclimbed 1200-foot north face of Mount Kent, southeast of McClellan Butte. Unroped cramponing up low-angle snow and ice led to a tree belay. Several more pitches through trees and brush led to a prominent gully which took us to the timbered summit ridge. On July 15, Gabe Cohen and I climbed the loose, lichen-covered route on the southeast face of Little Finger after ascending the north face of Kangaroo Temple. We ascended right towards some cracks for protection. Continuing straight up, I encountered 5.7 climbing, using thin cracks behind loose blocks for handholds. A short section of face climbing brought me to a belay ledge at 150 feet. The final 50 feet was easy scrambling.

Chris Weidner, University of Washington

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