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North America, Canada, Yukon Territory, Mount Proboscis, Grendel

Mount Proboscis, Grendel. From mid-July to August, Chris Righter, Greg Epperson, Chris Kalous and I established Grendel (VI 5.10 A4) on the southeast face of Mount Proboscis, which followed a thin seam between Yukon Tears and the Original Route. The route was climbed over eight days capsule-style. Fifteen pitches were climbed, eight rivets were placed and 60-meter ropes used. The team attempted a second new route but got shut down by 16 consecutive days of snow and rain. This was the fifth route on the southeast face and the last obvious line.

Kevin Daniels, unaffiliated