American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, The Incredible Hulk, Positive Vibrations

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  • Publication Year: 1982

The Incredible Hulk, Positive Vibrations. Bob Harrington and I climbed this route in August. The first three pitches coincide with a previous route that starts with several hundred feet of Class 4 climbing a short distance to the right of the original route on the Hulk. After three pitches, a large ledge is reached where this route crosses the original route and the Macedonian Route. From the left end of the ledge, six pitches lead up crack systems that are just right of a huge outside corner. This leads to the summit ridge, several hundred feet below the top. Sixteen points of aid where used: 11 on the fifth pitch, five on the sixth pitch. NCCS V, F10, A2.

Alan Bartlett, Buff Alpine Club

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