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Munday and the Claw Peaks # 7612

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Date: 2005.08.12
Vantage Point: From summit of Mount McCowan

Caption: Ben Stanton cresting the west ridge of McCowan with Grenelle at upper left and the many-summited bulk of Munday rising behind to the right. The Claw Peaks line the midground; the Plummer Hut is too small to see but would be at the extreme right edge of the photo.

PhotoDescr: During an "iffy" weather day on the Sunrise Glacier, we went up McCowan, a pleasant little thing with commanding views of the Tiedemann and Tellot Glaciers. Steve Harng and I repeated the west face snow route, while Ben Stanton made the FRA of the Class 3 west ridge.

Munday is most commonly ascended from the west side on skis. This view of its eastern faces seems to reaffirm that as the way to go!

Only the western Claw Peaks have seen much activity; the eastern ones at left in the photo were very loose appearing and featured giant dikes running through them.

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