American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, Tetons, Table Mountain, East Face, South Buttress

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  • Publication Year: 1962

Table Mountain, East Face, South Buttress. This buttress, one of three prominent on the east side of the flat-topped Table Mountain at the head of the south fork of Cascade Canyon, was attempted on September 8, 1960, by Kenneth Weeks and M. E. Horn, who climbed most of the face but were forced by darkness to rappel. They climbed a very strenuous jam crack during the first three leads. In 1961 Horn and Pete Sinclair returned but avoided the lower portion of the climb by traversing out from the right onto the face via a large ledge to a point about 400 feet up the right corner of the buttress. The first lead from this corner went left up to a wide, grassy ledge. Traversing left on this ledge, they came to a squeeze chimney formed by a large flake. From the top of this chimney the party climbed to the right on a crawl ledge back to the center of the face. Four more pitches, generally to the right, finished the climb. This upper portion has some spectacular exposure which was most enjoyable, since the rock was solid and the belay positions secure.

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