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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.
Approach from the east side as for Rockfellow Group.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bastion Towers:
Forest Lawn 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Pair a Grins 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
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Pair a Grins 5.10c 6b 20 VII 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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