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Basecamp


A selection of Wa references in old Climbing magazines.
Years ago Climbing Magazine had a section called Basecamp. Basecamp was intended to a summary of the latest and greatest happenings at crags/mountains throughout the world.  In reality it pretty much contained whatever anyone felt like reporting.   The second climbing Magazine (1970?) had a Basecamp report on the Town Walls  - Beetle Bailey Arch at the Lower Lump.  Very few climbers actually reported anything, so the reports lacked a range of viewpoints.  (I guess kind of like most guidebooks)  

The reporters, at least those I knew, where all pretty excited about Washington climbing.  In the early 1990’s the Basecamp section was dropped.
I was reminded of these reports because several photos from them have recently been scanned and posted on the Mountain Project site.  Since they are pretty much unavailable today I thought I would go ahead and post some excerpts of the Basecamps with Town Walls/Leavenworth reports.  This is kind of a work in process. I'll add more as time permits and of course delete if anyone complains.


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February1985
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December 1985
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October 1986

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October 1987
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June 1988
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October 1988
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December /January 1989-90
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