American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Twenty Classics in Twenty Days (from California to Wyoming)

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  • Publication Year: 1994

Twenty Classics in Twenty Days (from California to Wyoming). Hans Florine, Nancy Feagin, Christian Santelices and Willy Benegas made an amazing series of classic climbs between July 17 and August 5. They ascended 60,080 feet, traveled 137 miles on foot, canoed 2½ hours, drove 69 hours and climbed 241 pitches. Where they divided, initials are given to tell what each pair did. Otherwise, they all climbed together. Day 1: Northwest Face, Half Dome and East Buttress, Middle Cathedral Rock (HF, NF), The Nose, El Capitan (CS, WB); Day 2: Steck-Salathé route, Sentinel Rock (HF, NF), Middle Cathedral Rock (CS, WB); Day 3: Royal Arches and Lost Arrow Spire; Day 4: Half Dome (CS, WB); Day 5: The Nose (HF, NF), Steck-Salathé (CS, WB); Day 6: North Face, Fairview Dome and Traveler Buttress, Lover’s Leap; Day 7: South Face, Clyde Minaret: Day 8: rest; Day 9: East Face, Mount Whitney; Day 10: Kor-Ingalls route, Castleton Tower; Day 11; Ellingwood Ledges, Crestone Needle; Day 12: Northcutt-Carter route, Hallett Peak and South Face, Petit Grépon; Day 13: rest; Day 14: Diamond D1, Longs Peak; Day 15: Durrance route, Devils Tower; Day 16: Direct South Buttress, Mount Moran; Day 17: Exum Ridge, Grand Teton; Day 18: hike to Lonesome Lake; Day 19: Northeast Face, Pingora and East Ridge, Wolf’s Head; Day 20: Champagne breakfast and hike out.

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