American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Mt. Grosvenor, Attempted New Route on West Face

China, Sichuan, Daxue Shan / Minya Konka Range

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Jan Kreisinger
  • Climb Year: 2017
  • Publication Year: 2018

Ondra Macek and I attempted a new route on the right side of the 1,300m west face of Grosvenor (a.k.a. Riwuqie Feng, 6,376m). We left our advanced base below the wall on September 27 and climbed eight pitches up to AI4/5 (80–90°), reaching an altitude of about 5,600m before retreating in a snowstorm. We lost our ropes on the last rappel when they became irretrievably stuck under the snow. A short video can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/248790195.

Jan Kreisinger, Czech Republic

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