North American Classic Climbs

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Mount Huntington

West Face (Harvard Route)One of the top 25 routes in this collection!

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This is one of the most challenging routes in this collection, offering Spectacular difficult climbing on rock, snow, and ice in an expeditionary atmosphere. The first ascent of this route by a group of relatively inexperienced but intensely driven student climbers from Harvard was immortalized in Dave Roberts' gripping book "Mountain of My Fear."


Alpine Mixed




Denali Nat'l Park, Alaska, USA



G43, I1, I2, I8, I12, W2


VI, 5.9A2, mixed - Alaska Grade 5


Route Descriptions & Maps:

USGS topographic map

First Ascent:

Dave Roberts, Don Jensen, Ed Bernd, and Matt Hale, June 29-July 30, 1965


Trip Reports:

Fitgerald 5/05