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Banks Lake FA

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Craig Pope · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 20

"Kill or be Kilt," M6/ WI6+ 37m, Craig Pope and Derek Castongauy, Jan1st 2017

What a way to bring in the new year! Super fun, gear eating, STEEP, mixed line to a hanging 'cicle just south of Zenith.

A little perspective

Looking up after climbing the line and rapping off

Looking down after the send!!

Derek rappelling off the hanger! Go repeat it, someone! Cruiser climbing, and unusually good gear for banks!!!
Anthony Lubetski · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 25

Woah. Looks great!

Josh Hutch · · State of Jefferson · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 90

Impressive! Nicely done!

Jedrzej · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 0

Hey, I'm planning to spend a weekend climbing around Banks Lake some time soon. What kind of gear would you recommend for this route (cams, nuts, pitons)? I've never climbed in the area, but the line looks great and I'll definitely try to repeat it.

SpokaneBob · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 10

Hi Craig,

Nicely done--I thank you and Derek for adding to the wealth of lines at Banks Lake and surrounding areas. I am sure I speak for many when I express my appreciation for your doing so. Over the years I have often heard it said that if someone can climb ice at Banks that same someone can climb ice anywhere. This adage is all due to the technical and featured nature of Bank's ice. I congratulate you both--you overcame typical Bank's technical ice and put up another line. Keep up the good work.


Bob Loomis, Spokane, WA.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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