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Description 

Bastion Towers are just below and south of the Rockfellow Dome proper. Bastion Towers forms the south end of the Rockfellow Group. Loosely several spires in one, this area is host to the super classic Forest Lawn (5.9), and it's Pair a Grins variation (5.10c), among a few other less traveled routes.


Getting There 

Approach from the east side as for Rockfellow Group.


2 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bastion Towers:
Forest Lawn   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Pair a Grins   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
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Seconding the pitch and just past the crux of getting out onto the face. The standard crack of P2 of Forest Lawn is the obvious crack/corner to the climber's left.

Pair a Grins 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Bastion Towers
Pair a Grins is an alternate way to finish Forest Lawn after climbing the first pitch of Forest Lawn. From the bolted belay anchor atop P1 of Forest Lawn, start up the flakes/crack to the right of the belay for about eight feet. A good .75 camalot and #3 camalot protect this section. Keep an eye out for the bolts out right on the arete of the crack--that's Pair a Grins. When you're about even with the first bolt, figure out the committing and tough moves to move out right onto the a...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By David Baltz
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nov 30, 2009

We climbed an undocumented bolted route on the south side of Bastion Towers. There are actualy two bolted routes a few feet apart. We did the left route which went at about 10a and ended on a nice ledge with rap anchors (a single rope rap will barely reach). An offwidth crack led up from there. The route to the right looked very nice also but is probably a bit harder. Both routes are clip-ups.