Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tallest Rock Face In Lower 48

Kc - meadowIMG_2816(LR)This article defines biggest rock face as the total vertical gain of a climbing route. It’s not El Cap; “…contrary to popular lore, it’s not the Lower 48’s biggest rock face. It’s not even the biggest in the Valley – the south face of Mt. Watkins is bigger.”

Some other tall rock faces:

  • South face of Mt. Moran, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • South face of Tehipite Dome, Kings Canyon National Park, California
  • Johannesburg Mountain, Cascades, Washington

Read about the criteria used and the actual vertical gain in the article here.

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