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The Southeast Ridge of Despair Peak # 7203

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Date: 2005.08.16
Vantage Point: From base of ridge

Caption: Steve Harng making a free-hanging rappel down the southeast ridge of Despair Peak.

PhotoDescr: "Despairado" (Harng, Peters, Stanton Aug 2005) took a line on the rock to the right of Steve in the photo; three short but hard pitches to 5.10 The crux second pitch, which Steve led while Ben and I winced, was a nearly unprotectable 12 inch off-width crack.

Despair Peak is at the head of the Sunrise Glacier group of peaks northeast of Waddington.

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