BETA PHOTO: Anne Yeagle leads the Hanging of Yellowstone Kelly...
Douglas Park is the west face of the Book Pages Mound of the Southwest Ridge. It houses the Trifecta
group within the 17 steep routes here. For perfecting the Trifecta you must successfully climb these three routes with only 3 total climbing attempts at the group per day: (1) the Hanging of Yellowstone Kelly
11b, (2) Sonic Hedgehog
12b and (3) Aeolius
12b one after another (in time-essentially no rests) but any order is acceptable. The 100 feet climbs are next to each other. Much like betting on the Trifecta at the dog track when you fail on one of these three, you lose the Trifecta bet for the day.
Mike Fredritchs came up with the Trifecta challenge. But Steve Babits hearing of the challenge before Mike got there to attempt it, thought he could onsight the three routes. To his dismay his belayer McGee would offer no beta when queried and Babits eventually pumped off. Freddie got title to the first Trifecta winner while Babits got the sticking nickname "Betalicker" from Larid.
In the movie below Betalicker, Steve Babits, redpoints Alien Fabric
12c for the second ascent. Alien Fabric overhangs 112 degrees for 45 feet while Devil Tower leans in for some hands free stances at 78 degrees. 20 Red Lights
a climb in the Amphitheater of HightowerSW of Reese averages 104 degrees for 100 feet. The steepest climb on the SW Ridge is Eat alotta Peaches
on the Curl wall. A long ago spout-off from Mike Fredritchs was, "The Tower Ain't Steep."
From the SW corner of Hightower SW continue left NE along the base of the Southwest Ridge.
Weather station 12.4 miles from here
17 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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