Shirley hiking out along the base of Kingfisher Tower in early 2006 when we got snowed off of it (Northeast Ridge, III-IV 5.8 C2). Jim Beyer's scarefest Death Of American Democracy (V 5.10 A4 full resolution, you can see the first belay anchors) climbs this face to the summit (early spring 2006).


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Scott - Dec 4, 2006 7:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice photo

You have to have some serious "guts" to knock that one off, or even try, and no way I could climb that. You guys are hard core!

(PS, the date on your TR says 1999)


rpc - Dec 4, 2006 7:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice photo

thank you very much for the kind words! But, the Northeast Ridge line on this one is not bad at all. It's a small step above the Stolen CHimney line I think. Mostly bolt ladders (with most of the HW being new). The crux pitch has a few C2 placements but is short and by the time I was really scared, it was over. I'd like to put a page up for this tower but just have not had the time to write it up.
Thank you again Scott & take care.

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