American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Washington—Cascade Mountains, Snow Creek Wall, New Routes

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  • Publication Year: 1966

Snow Creek Wall, New Routes. Between the Grand Arch and Easter Tower lies a four-pitch mixed aid and free climb route on Halloween Buttress, first climbed on October 29 by Curtis Stout, Eric Bjornstad and me. Thirty-four pitons were used, and a free move to the right off the one bolt we placed was very strenuous. The Outside Buttress of Easter Tower, nearly vertical for 350 feet, was climbed for the first time by Tom Stewart, Bob Woodsworth and me; a good deal of the climb was done in a light rain. Some 57 pitons and one bolt were used, almost all for direct aid on three long continuous pitches.

Fred Beckey

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