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