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North America, United States, Alaska, Ruth Gorge, Peak 10,070' (a.k.a. The Bear's Tooth), East Face, The Useless Emotion

Peak 10,070' (a.k.a. The Bear’s Tooth), East Face, The Useless Emotion. In May, Jim Bridwell, Brian McCray, Brian Jonas, Glenn Dunmire and Terry Christensen established a new route on the east face of Peak 10,070' (a.k.a. The Bear’s Tooth). The Useless Emotion (VII 5.9 WI4 A4, ca. 4,700') was established over two weeks in May, with the route being fixed to the top of the rock pillar before the headwall above was climbed capsule-style. It was McCray’s first alpine climb; he led more than half the climb. A full account of their adventure can be found earlier in this journal.