American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming—Wind Rivers, Baptiste Lake Tower

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  • Publication Year: 1964

Baptiste Lake Tower. While in the Grave Lake area I made a solo first ascent of the attractive tower just northeast of the mouth of Baptiste Lake. It can be seen very prominently on the trail from Grave Lake and is actually the southern peak of the jagged wave of turrets that make up Petroleum Peak. The route was by the southeast face, and one pitch near the summit, a long chimney, was continuously difficult stemming and jamming.

Fred Beckey

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