American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Utah, Peak 6,365, The Shadow Line, Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Peak 6,365, The Shadow Line, Attempt. With Dave Goldstein, in February and March, I climbed The Shadow Line (nine pitches, 5.11 A3+) on Peak 6,365, the second large formation behind the Visitors’ Center. Mixed free and aid for five pitches, leading to a prominent pillar split by a hairline crack, characterized the route. Three great nailing pitches (many Peckers, blades, etc.), followed by an awkward chimney, gain the top of the buttress. We ran out of time and good weather and so didn’t continue to the top of the formation—probably another three pitches of mostly free climbing. We rappeled the route. Chip Chace soloed the first eight pitches this spring.

Dougald MacDonald

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