American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Washington, Mount Baring and Dolomite Tower, 1992

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Mount Baring and Dolomite Tower, 1992. Dolomite Tower is a 1300-foot- high vertical pillar of very fine, compact metamorphic rock adjacent to Mount Baring in the North Cascades. In June of 1992,I climbed over four days a rib on the right side of the north face (5.11a). In July, I returned with Laurel Black to climb the east corner, using rap-bolt techniques on a few pitches (5.11c). Using similar methods in August, Bryan Burdo, Paul Woodrun, Alex Cudkow- icz and I put in another north face route (5.12a, A0). In September, on the 2600-foot-high north face of Mount Baring itself, Woodrum and I climbed “Oatmeal Man” (5.11c). Finally, in October, Laura Woods and I climbed Baring’s east face (5.10d). All routes except the last were Grade Vs and were of about 14 pitches.

Peter Doorish, Unaffiliated

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