American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Ken Minaret, Broken Rib

United States, California, Sierra Nevada

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: David Harden, AAC
  • Climb Year: 2009
  • Publication Year: 2010

The northeast face of Ken Minaret features a sharp ridge that leads directly to the summit. In August 2008 Kevin Hartigan and I climbed nine pitches (Broken Rib, 5.9) along this prominent rib in a long day from Devil’s Postpile. We enjoyed great views and I was happy to tag my final Minaret summit. R.J. Secor lists 19 named Minarets in his guidebook, and though some folks have cruised most of them in a day, I am pleased to have spread it out over 37 years since my first attempt on Clyde in 1971.

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