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North America, United States, Utah, Castleton Area, Priest, Beckey Route Free

Priest, Beckey Route free, Castleton Area. In April, Chip Chace and I made an all-free ascent of the Priest by the original Beckey route. The lower two-thirds of the climb involves excellent chimney climbing of various widths, leading to a six-bolt ladder (the first four bolts are easily clipped into from a chimney position) which can be face-climbed at 5.10. The summit aid crack was bypassed to the left via a remarkable 5.7 variation.

Jeff Achey, Unaffiliated