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« on: June 27, 2006, 05:02:37 pm »
Here's an obscure wall I thought was just like fun, only different - a Fred Beckey special ! Anybody ever done this one??

http://www.summitpost.org/route/157014/bastille-buttress.html

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006, 05:18:20 pm »
I've only done the North Ridge on that peak. Defenitely thinking about venturing around the corner and checking out some of those faces this summer. Have you done it? How's it look compared to the direct south face?

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006, 05:30:04 pm »
Bastille Buttress is way harder than the DSF. Much more involved. I liked it even though it kicked our asses!!

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006, 05:32:25 pm »
Here's another one - the old Rowell A4 route on the Watchtower ( probably A2+ - A3 now ) that you should check out -

http://www.summitpost.org/route/159632/Northeast-Arete-Rowell-Route.html

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2006, 05:51:36 pm »
Nice! Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006, 06:00:25 pm »
I hesitate to even recommend this monster -

http://www.summitpost.org/route/157006/robbins-chouinard-route.html

but I can't be the only one sick enough to climb it, am I???


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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006, 09:38:15 pm »
Craig,

haha, sweet, I totally remembered you put those mini guides together in the 80s. that's rad that your posting them.  the pocket size of those things was perfect. I've got Bastille Butt and Lone Pine Peak DSF.

Bastille Buttress in 1983 rated V, 5.8 A5!!!  

You got a sickness bruthah.

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2006, 11:34:33 am »
The caligraphy for the cover of the Bastille mini guide looked like it said " A5 ", but it really did say A3. Bastille is a good route. Beckey is the sick one - I just don't have any sense and follow these climbs! ; ^ )

I think I have a few more Bastille Buttress mini - guides laying around!

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2006, 02:20:56 pm »
hrm, my eyes must be going.

too many internet laden nights

must climb

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Re: Obscure Walls
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2009, 08:46:33 am »
obscure walls.






Off the beaten path locations...



tight...

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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 09:24:24 pm »
Becky was a real animal when it came to climbing obscure (but often classic) lines in faraway places.

If you puruse the Wind River Wyoming guidebooks, you'll find all sorts of Becky climbs the length of the range.  Most of them rated something like 5.7-5.9 A2.  He really had an eye for new routes and continous lines.

I understand he used to drive all night from Washington to get to the Winds, hike in, do the climb, hike out, and drive all the way back to Washington.  What dedication.

And from the first post, it seems he frequented many other obscure places too!

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 12:48:09 pm »
Craig-

How hard, logistically, is it getting back into those areas for those routes?