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North America, Contiguous United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Lone Pine Peak, Windhorse

Lone Pine Peak, Windhorse. In August, Em Holland and I established a new route on the South Face of Lone Pine Peak. Windhorse (V 5.10 A3) ascends the huge, left-facing crescent dihedral several hundred feet west of the Direct South Face route. After 16 pitches, the route crosses the Direct South Face and finishes via five free pitches climbed in the late 1970s but never reported. Six days were required to complete the route, which ascends 2,400 feet of some of the most varied and spectacular climbing we have ever encountered.

Bruce Binder