Rich Bechler Memorial Route
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
Routes in Lost Face Area
|Clout Buster T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Delicate Moves TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Ibex TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Lost Face T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Lost Face Finger Crack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Lost Face Overhangs I & II T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Lost in the Woods (Unnamed Route 5.7) T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Noah Vail T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Rich Bechler Memorial Route T,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, TR, 45 ft|
|FA:||Does not matter.|
|Page Views:||586 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Burt Lindquist on Jul 24, 2013|
|Admins:||Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE|
DescriptionThis one is in memory of Rich Bechler RIP.
This is a completely ignored and recently un-earthed little gem. I lowered down it and was moved to clean alot of lichen, moss, plants, and dirt from some of it's ledges and cracks. I am quite sure this climb has been never touched but I am not absolutely sure so chime in if need be.
The crux is at 3\4 height where the is a mild run out and you climb into the little top corner. The holds are somewhat down sloping and in-obvious here so move quickly. The lower moves are tricky and a bit off balance moving up the crack if the climber stays right of the crack and slighty easier and more secure if the climber works up the left side of the crack utilizing a few side pulls off the arete on the left. There are a couple of neat pistol grip holds on this climb.