Correction to Secor, Matthes Crest
by Jim Curl
The description in Secor ends at
the summit, suggesting two long rappels to the
ground. But the northern half of the crest is not
to be missed -- an airy gap requiring a wide stem
to bridge, hand traverses and straddling on knife
edges and challenging down climbing -- it required
as much ropework and took us as long as the
southern section had.
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