Alaska Range Climbing - markwestmanimages

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The 4,400 foot east face of Mount Grosvenor. In 2006, Eamonn Walsh and I made the first ascent of the obvious corner splitting the face, a route we called "The Warrior's Way". A year earlier, we made another first ascent of a route high on the right side of the face, beginning from about half way up the big gully to the right and into a not-visible slot. We named that route, "Once Were Warriors". We also did another, easy new route on the backside that same season. The three new routes were the mountain's 2nd, 3rd, and 4th recorded ascents.