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Routes in Bastion Towers

Forest Lawn T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pair a Grins T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 31.926, -109.977 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: James DeRoussel on Dec 13, 2008
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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.
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Approach from the east side as for Rockfellow Group.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bastion Towers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Forest Lawn
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pair a Grins
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Forest Lawn 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Pair a Grins 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
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David Baltz
Albuquerque, New Mexico
David Baltz   Albuquerque, New Mexico
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. Nov 30, 2009

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