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alpineairClassic!  Sucess!

alpineair

First time I climbed it you could park right there and belay from your bumper.
Posted Oct 28, 2013 8:22 pm

ywardhornerBeen a while  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2002

ywardhorner

wow, it was a long time ago but I wanted to sign the log because this route left an impression on me. One of my first multi-pitch climbs and I wasn't much good at crack climbing. Got whupped but made it to the top eventually (after being passed by a free solo guy).
Posted Dec 26, 2012 11:43 am

Ted EliasonEnough procrastination already  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Ted Eliason

Hit it in the am on a day that was supposed to top 85 degrees only to find it 97 degrees when we reached the car. Great line, but actually slick and not that fun compared to others in Eldo.
Posted Aug 8, 2012 4:24 pm

alpine345eldo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1992

alpine345

Day trip with Greg H, Tim F, Jamie B, Kristy K, Mike G
Posted May 21, 2012 7:13 pm

SarahThompsonClassic, went to summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2012

SarahThompson

Finally got to experience this Eldo classic. Finished with the Ament Variation. Scrambled to the summit of The Bastille from the top of the route (which was very cool but very exposed and 5.0ish).
Posted May 4, 2012 6:25 pm

Brian CClassic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011

Brian C

Nice day on the Bastille. Never been on it before and enjoyed being the only folks on the route. I see why this is such a classic but wish it wasn't so polished. Could be loved to death someday.
Posted Aug 1, 2011 9:56 pm

zoomlocothe best 5.7  Sucess!

zoomloco

go early- dont wait in line
Posted Jul 19, 2011 12:58 am

Liba Kopeckovafun climb  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

fun route in Eldorado, very popular, had to wait at belay stations for the previous party to move up.
Posted May 11, 2011 12:02 pm

noahs213Onsight Free Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2011

noahs213

Had done P1 before. Onsight free soloed the upper 4 pitches. All together in about 10 minutes from bottom to top at sunset. Life is good!
Posted Apr 26, 2011 1:15 am

LadyACrayFirst Crack!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

LadyACray

Still not a fan of crack... but I made it!
Posted Sep 13, 2010 12:09 am

SKIWell worth the wait  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

SKI

Damn, that is one fine cack
Posted Sep 1, 2010 10:39 am

Liba Kopeckovagreat route  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

Fun route, great views, just gets a little too crowded.
Posted Aug 26, 2010 9:04 am

wolfskinrosieBastille  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2010
I can see why this is a classic!
Posted Aug 12, 2010 12:20 pm

noahs213Superb route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

noahs213

Pretty easy. I've heard a lot of people say the climbing is a lot harder since the rock is more polished. But it was not bad at all. Good 5.7 lead. Protect the start. Don't skip out on gear at the start. That's how many have died on this route. The protection is so there.
Posted Jun 2, 2010 10:51 pm

AlikaFirst Eldo Lead (first pitch)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 1990

Alika

Led the first pitch, which was my first eldo lead, and my first onsight trad lead attempt ever. Fun route!
Posted Apr 10, 2010 9:34 am

McCannsterBastille  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2009

McCannster

Fun climb in the afternoon with Colin. Climbed it in 3 pitches, I led summit pitch. Rained and thundered right above us for about 10 minutes on pitch 2.
Posted Sep 10, 2009 11:28 pm

CBakwinYo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2009

CBakwin

So I climbed this in the mid seventies but then again with my brother and Buzz Burell. really nice climb, great day, two great partners! Had a blast.
Posted Jul 17, 2009 11:18 pm

randaroStill Classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2009

randaro

I try to do this every time I am in the area. It's that fun. Gets a little more polished every year. 30 min wait. Caught one group at top of first pitch. The group behind caught us (two mins) never saw either again. Waited at base for over an hour after hanging out on the top for half an hour. Hope they are o.k. I'll be back.
Posted Jun 18, 2009 10:51 pm

NarendraBastille  Sucess!

Narendra

Sweet climb! classic first pitch! Hit this one early to avoid the lines
Posted Dec 25, 2008 9:14 am

Dropmo40waterfall  Sucess!

Dropmo40

Its been a few years but it started to rain and the chimney at the top turned into a waterfall in my face, i thought i was going to drown on the side of a cliff
Posted Dec 7, 2008 11:00 pm

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