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APPROACH--Half of a mile north from the 7,600 foot Northwest Fork of the Ruth Glacier landing strip via an icefall to the 7,600 foot base.

TOTAL TIME--14 to 28 days

VERTICAL GAIN--12,700 feet

DIFFICULTIES & DANGERS--Several pitches of snow and ice up to 70 degrees; IMMENSE CORNICES!

CAMPS--9,200; 9,600; 10,600; 11,920; 12,400; 14,300; 14,600; 17,400 (on the Karstens Ridge).

Submitted by: dzungaria on 2007-03-25
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Route ID: 15774

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: dzungaria on 1969-07-13 (View Climbing Log)

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First ascent in 1969. The Cook Society claims this is the route by which Dr. Cook made his supposed first ascent of Denali. Those of us on the first ascent think this is highly improbable. As far as I know, this route has never been repeated. (Given the broken state of the Ruth Glacier, one has to begin the climb at ca. 5500' at the Mountain House.)

Added: 1969-07-13