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The Northwest Face of Devils Thumb, Cats Ears Spire and Witches Tits. Devils Thumb, or Taalkhunaxhk'u Shaa in Tlingit, in the Stikine Icecap region of the Alaska-British Columbia border. In Tlingit it means "the Mountain That Never Flooded" and is believed to have been a refuge for people during Aangalakhu (the great flood). The Mountain's Northwest Face has never been successfully climbed and three teams have died trying. The Northwest Face rises 6,700 feet from the Witches Tits peaks at the base to the summit at an average angle of 67 degrees. It is the biggest rock face in North America. The conditions are never "In face," that is, three different sections of the climb are never in the same conducive state for climbing. The East Ridge is attempted by only advanced mountain climbers. Jon Krakauer succeeded on the East in 1977 and his account can be found in his book Eiger Dreams.Alaska-British Columbia border. In Tlingit it means "the Mountain That Never Flooded" and is believed to have been a refuge for people during Aangalakhu (the great flood). The Mountain's Northwest Face has never been successfully climbed and three teams have died trying. The Northwest Face rises 6,700 feet from the Witches Tits peaks at the base to the summit at an average angle of 67 degrees. It is the biggest rock face in North America. The conditions are never "In face," that is, three different sections of the climb are never in the same conducive state for climbing. The East Ridge is attempted by only advanced mountain climbers. Jon Krakauer succeeded on the East in 1977 and his account can be found in his book Eiger Dreams.

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