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The Southeast panhandle of Alaska is a labyrinthine landscape of massive islands, wandering straits and mysterious mainland mountain ranges. The regionís independent fishing communities are few and far between, connected by complex networks of seaborn ferries and propeller driven air fleets that give the area a frontier feel, where opportunities abound, and the stakes are high.
Home to a robust economy based on fishing, logging, and the seasonal Cruise Ship industry, the quaint Scandinavian village of Petersburg, AK provides all the amenities and the perfect jumping-off point for an adventure on the Ice Cap. Alaska Airlines offers service to Petersburg from Seattle and other major Alaskan cities. From Petersburg, air travel to the ice cap can be arranged via TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc www.temscoair.com. Be advised air travel is extremely constrained by weather conditions. Lodging, food & cooking fuel are readily available in town, but climbing-specific equipment is not available. The local city park offers reasonably priced camping for those awaiting a ďThumbís Up DayĒ for air transport.
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Plumb-Stuzman (Northeast Rib of the North Face) 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Steep Snow AK : Southeastern Alaska/Coastal... : ... : Devil's Thumb
INTRODUCTIONThis route was begun as a direct up the North Face. After about ten pitches of climbing, the melting central face caused a change of plan. A traverse was made over to the safer northeast rib and that was followed to the top. This grade VI, 5.10, has probably not had a second ascent. The Northeast Rib might be a lot better than some past AAJ and magazine articles have suggested. Stories about loose rock and rotten rock may have come from the first climber to talk to Bob an...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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