Topping Out on the Frendo Spur
After a 4AM start and 14 hours on the face, I top out the last pitch of 65 degree ice on the Frendo Spur.
Carrying only 4 ice screws for the route, and leaving two of them at the belay, meant having to run out the full 160 foot pitch a bit.
Photo from the Loran Smith Collection, August 1985.
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