Best Ascent in Alaskan History?

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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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