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North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Mountains, Grand Central Tower, Peshastin Pinnacles

Grand Central Tower, Peshastin Pinnacles. The entirely overhanging southeast face was climbed in two sessions of largely artificial climbing, which involved the use of pitons from knife-blades to giant wooden blocks. A few bolts were needed, and at one point a 20-foot overhang was overcome with a free-prusik ascent, by climbing up inside a vertical tunnel and hanging a rope out through an upper opening. The party consisted of Hank Mather, Dan Davis, Eric Bjornstad, and me.

Fred Beckey