Mugs Stump’s Climbs: A Time­line

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1991:

In Jan­uary, made a win­ter as­cent ( with three bivouacs) of Mescal­ito ( VI 5.10 A3) on El Cap­i­tan, with Con­rad Anker. Very rapid solo as­cent of Cassin Ridge on Denali, Alaska— 27.5 hours round- trip from a camp at 14,200 feet on the West But­tress ( 15 hours to climb the route it­self).

1992:

First win­ter as­cent of the Hal­lu­cino­gen Wall ( VI 5.11 A5), Black Canyon, with John Mid­den­dorf. On May 21, Mugs died in a crevasse fall while descend­ing the South But­tress of Denali.

1990:

First as­cent of the

Streaked Wall ( VI 5.11 A4+) in Zion Na­tional Park, with Con­rad Anker. At­tempted the East But­tress of Mount John­son, Alaska, with Renny Jack­son. This was Mugs’s third try; his and oth­ers’ pre­vi­ous at­tempts had stopped at the tenth pitch, but with Jack­son he found a way past via 5.10+ face climb­ing. The pair climbed 33 pitches with three bivouacs be­fore re­treat­ing due to rot­ten rock.

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