American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Utah, Moab Area, Lighthouse Tower, Free Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 1999

Lighthouse Tower, Free Ascent. On October 24, Bill Wright, George Bell, John Prater and Ken Leiden made the first recorded free ascent of the Northeast Face on Lighthouse Tower (III 5.9S). The crux was a crumbly offwidth crack; oversize friends are mandatory. The Northeast Face was the first ascent route of Lighthouse Spire (III 5.8+S A2) and is now its fourth or fifth free route.

George Bell

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