NORTH BUT­TRESS (AKA MOON­FLOWER BUT­TRESS), MOUNT HUNTER, ALASKA (FA*), WITH PAUL AUBREY

Climbing - - ASCENDANT -

Stump’s fa­vorite climb, the Moon­flower, was yet an­other coup. The 4,000- foot wall fea­tured thin, ver­ti­cal and over­hang­ing ice with hard aid and free rock climb­ing. The pair climbed over five days, and again Stump in­sisted on go­ing light— so light Aubrey main­tained his own clan­des­tine stash of candy bars that he ate at be­lays while Stump led nearly the en­tire route. On day three, Aubrey’s con­science got the bet­ter of him and he gave Mugs his last two candy bars.

“It was the most sat­is­fy­ing route I’ve ever done,” Stump later said. “The Moon­flower

But­tress was a clas­sic. It’s worth be­ing done a lot.”*

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