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Responding to an earlier story, a reader identified as Sue Lin Wood angrily writes that the newspaper and others must surely have another agenda. The information about fracking compounds, she claims, is "readily abundant to anyone who wants to find out."

Climbers notch new route on Grand Teton

JACKSON, Wyo. - After all these years, some unclimbed routes remain on the Grand Teton. Landon Wiedenman and Paul Rachele recently ascended a new route on the north side of a sub-summit of the Grand Teton. The sub-summit is called the Enclosure.

Wiedenman, a massage therapist, said the climb took most of a day. "It was definitely the most challenging route I've ever done," he told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. "Maybe not the technical grade, but because of the sheer immensity of it."

He said that in climbing both delicate ice and moderate rock with crampons and tools, he used all the skills he's developed in 15 years of climbing.