Best Ascent in Alaskan History?

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Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jul 6, 2014 - 09:30am PT
Best alaskan Climbs were all done in the yukon. FA logan, FA St Elias ( bonus style points with the the dukes bed!) FA Humingbird Ridge and FA Arctic Discipline on Mt Kennedy.

Sorry Septic Tanks, thats just the way it rolls. However you can take solace in the fact the the people involved were damn near all American!
MarkWestman

Trad climber
Talkeetna, Alaska
Jul 6, 2014 - 12:35pm PT
A couple historical accuracy corrections and updates to above:

-Elevator Shaft FA was in 1995, not 1992

-Ridge of No Return was repeated by a French team about 10 years ago. Same team also climbed the French (NW) ridge of Huntington on the same trip, evidently they enjoyed cornice climbing.

I hesitate to brand any one single climb 'best' as it's so subjective and there's so many great and inspiring ascents. I think the discussion is the whole point.

That being said, the Infinite Spur is a strong contender considering the style in which it was climbed, in the era it happened, notwithstanding its seriousness and difficulty.
Scott McNamara

climber
Tucson, Arizona
Jul 6, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
http://jukebox.uaf.edu/denali/html/people.htm
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jul 6, 2014 - 08:13pm PT
the phantom wall on mt huntington
the phantom wall on mt huntington
Credit: Bradford Washburn
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Phantom Wall
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