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MJYBeckey Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007


Fun. Great summit for lunch on top.
Posted Sep 1, 2007 1:21 pm

monealBecky Route
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007


Lots of fun on good rock. Got a little stuck on the chimney move with my backpack. Got up it, but it wasn't pretty. The appraoch up the gully is far more treacherous than the climb.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 10:39 pm

rpcTwice  Sucess!


Liberty Crack 7/7/07. Shirley & I climbed it in perfect weather. Nobody else (2 guys attempting but bailing from E. Face of Minuteman below) all day. Car to car with about ~11+ hrs. on route itself (yes, mostly dragging ass). Icy snow slope w/o ax or crampons was painful in the morning. Aid was mostly straightforward (though a KB on P1 is near popping). Found some of the free climbing (esp. up high) hard (& not too aesthetic IMHO) esp. compared to other comarably rated pitches we did in WA Pass (probably tad off route & as always, I SUCK). Eaten alive on the hike down by mosquitos!! Friday night departure from PDX & early Sunday morning return - not a bad way of spending a long Saturday.

Beckey Route September 21, 2002. Perfect weather. Crowded. Both my wife and I thought that the 2nd pitch chimney was the most interesting part of the climb (not pitch 3). The exposure on pitch 3 seemed to be exaggerated in the descriptions I read before starting out. Actually did not even notice the finger traverse (then again, I'm 6'7"). Actually, the exposure on the whole climb was pretty much limited to seeing the large belay platform below you - i.e. almost nowhere did one get to see 'all the way down'. Did single rope rappels on the way down to avoid getting ropes stuck. Early Winter Spires look like very cool climbs - something on the to do list.
Posted Jul 9, 2007 6:03 pm

thundercloudBeckey Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2004


Very fun climb following an outstanding lead. Terrific rappel. Great camp memories of a raging fire, evil dog, and lunatic wood gatherer.
Posted Mar 13, 2007 8:18 pm

alpinerackBeckey Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005


Second time to climb the Beckey Route. Great route and although a crowded route, both times I climbed it we didn't see a soul!
Posted Dec 10, 2006 8:05 am

nasakRoute Climbed: Beckey Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2006


This was my introduction to alpine climbing. I was hooked! Beautiful views of the cascades from the summit!
Posted Oct 7, 2006 7:07 am

rhyangBeckey Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006


Swapped leads with Steve on an almost perfect day - I led pitches 1 and 3, Steve led the rest. Started from trailhead around 10am, began roping up around noonish, up top by 2pm, spent about 30 minutes gawking at peaks, eating, etc. Back to cars by 4:30. Two rappels with a single 50m rope worked out just fine. Approach / descent gully very loose, but otherwise big fun !

(Fire in eastern WA seemed to be just behind Silver Star, etc)
Posted Aug 31, 2006 1:54 am

Steve LarsonBeckey Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Steve Larson

Climbed the Beckey route with Rob Yang. Fun, easy route with awesome views of the N. Cascades the whole way. Smoke from the E. WA fires kind of messed with the photography options (there was a big blaze just behind the wine towers to the NE).
Posted Aug 29, 2006 11:38 pm

emilieBeckey Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2006


Super fun and amazing views!
Posted Jul 31, 2006 5:51 pm

Andy DeweyRoute Climbed: Overexposure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2004

Andy Dewey

Awesome climb, great views, fun route!
Posted May 23, 2006 8:41 pm

jtostenrRoute Climbed: Beckey Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006


It rained all the way to the trailhead. We decided to head up anyway. The rock was wet, but at least we had the route to ourselves. It actually started to dry out near the top. After we had rapped down, the sun came out and the weather was very nice, making it a good hike out.
Posted May 22, 2006 3:05 pm

setrentRoute Climbed: Beckey Route Date Climbed: Multiple  Sucess!
The Beckey route is always a pleasure. A great route for the first time alpine climber.
Posted Dec 26, 2005 9:21 pm

jasonconnellRoute Climbed: Beckey Route Date Climbed: Agust 20th 2005


Great climb! We were down before anyone else was even on route. Very suprising for a beautiful Saturday.

Pictures here
Posted Aug 26, 2005 12:33 pm

DeeDeeRoute Climbed: Beckey Route Date Climbed: July 29, 2004  Sucess!


Great climb.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 10:06 pm

linxweilerRoute Climbed: Beckey Route Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!


Snow in July? What started out as an impending non-summitt turned into a great sun-filled climb. Fairly easy three pitches, with a great view of folks climbing Concord and, of course, goats.
Posted Jul 10, 2005 2:21 am

BlakesterRoute Climbed: Rapple Grapple Date Climbed: MAy 28 2005  Sucess!


Fun route, good alternative to the slightly easier Beckey Route.
Posted May 31, 2005 3:29 am

danman3156Route Climbed: Beckey Route Date Climbed: August 13 2004  Sucess!


A super fun multi-pitch climb. Pretty busy on the route but everyone on our day was moving at the same speed. We even got to hand out with the mountain goats! Did in a day along with concord tower.
Posted Apr 18, 2005 12:53 pm

rhlairdRoute Climbed: Beckey Route Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!


Nice consolation after getting stormed off of Forbidden Peak.
Posted Mar 22, 2005 11:23 pm

Dan WinterRoute Climbed: Beckey Route Date Climbed: 5/31/03 & 7/3/02  Sucess!

Dan Winter

This is such a fun climb!
Posted Mar 20, 2005 1:08 pm

Chinese RockRoute Climbed: Beckey Route Date Climbed: June 1, 2004  Sucess!

Chinese Rock

Tom Fralich and I climbed this great route (see his post below).
Posted Feb 24, 2005 3:24 am

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