First Ascents in Miyar Valley, Himalayas

Photos by Camilo Lopez - In August 2010, Anna Pfaff and Camilo Lopez climbed two new routes in the Miyar Valley, Indian Himalaya.The first line was done on Peak 5,650m, now named Dome Peak after the completion of its first ascent.Camilo and Anna climbed a direct line through the center of the southeast face during a 19-hour push.They named their route the Lopez-Pfaff Direct (IV, 5.10, 800m).The second line was climbed on nearby Peak, James Point 5,200m.After nine days of wind, rain, and snow, the couple took advantage of a short break in the weather and completedthe FA of the Southeast Ridge (IV, 5.10+, 600m).