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North America, United States, California, Mount Chamberlain, North Face, Hot Damn Variations

Mount Chamberlain, North Face, Hot Damn Variation. In August, 1995, Bruce Bindner and I free climbed the North Face route (V, 5.10d) on Mount Chamberlain (Harrington-Fiddler, 1983) via a major variation. (A topo of the original route can be found in the book Sierra Classics by John Moynier and Claude Fiddler.) At the top of the eighth pitch we moved left and climbed four pitches straight up to avoid the aid climbing they did. The crux eighth pitch is part of the original line and was done free by the first ascent party.

Pat Brennan, unaffiliated