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United States, Washington—Cascade Mountains, Washingon Pass Overlook

Washington Pass Overlook. On June 25, Brian Burdo, Dave Tower and I did the first free ascents of two routes on the cliff below the Washington Pass Overlook. Bridal Flight follows the obvious open-book in the middle of the cliff. At an overhang, an awkward exit right leads to a belay stance and easier climbing. (I, 5. l0d.) Over the Edge is a spectacular three-pitch climb starting 40 feet left of Bridal Flight. Bolted face- and thin crack-climbing led right up to the overlook guard rail. (II, 5.11b/c.)

Steven C. Risse