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Bastion of Darkness

Bastion of Darkness Rock Climbing 

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Location: 62.26708, -128.01119 View Map  Incorrect?
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This is a fairly formidable granite peak, with a nice pointy summit. It was first climbed in 1967 by Bill Buckingham and Lew Surdam via easy 4th and 5th class terrain on the west face. The southern aspect hosts the Vampire Spire, Canine and the Fortress.

Getting There 

From Vampire Lake, hike northwest up a steep section of grass, talus and thick willows up into a nice open meadow, stay in the left valley. You'll hike past the Vampire Spire and up another steep section to get to a nice camp below the west face climbing route. 5-7 hrs from the Lake.

Climbing Season

For the Canada area.

Weather station 25.3 miles from here

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