American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Utah, Moses, Pale Fire, Canyonlands

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  • Publication Year: 1982

Moses, Pale Fire, Canyonlands. In May, Chip Chace and Charlie Fowler made an all-free ascent of the original route on the north face of Moses in Taylor Canyon. The 600-foot route, when done completely free, requires two 5.11 pitches and one, the first, of 5.12. Together with the sustained nature of the rest of the route this makes for perhaps the most demanding free climb done to date on desert sandstone. The pair christened the free route “Pale Fire.”

Jeff Achey, Unaffiliated

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