Stas Be­skin So­los Recital Hall WI6 Routes

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In De­cem­ber, Stas Be­skin made rare so­los of Rain­bow Ser­pent and Fear­ful Sym­me­try, two WI6 climbs in the Ghost River Val­ley. Matt West­lake was on hand to pho­to­graph Be­skin and wrote the fol­low­ing about the day: “I’ve had the op­por­tu­nity to pho­to­graph Stas a hand­ful of times. I’ve seen him on runouts that made me wish he’d stop to place an­other screw. Twenty-two min­utes af­ter star­ing, he stood on top of Fear­ful Sym­me­try, arms spread wide. He then made his way to Rain­bow Ser­pent, which he spent 50 min­utes climb­ing; it’s twice the length of Fear­ful. Ask­ing if sat­is­fied, he replied, ‘Very.’ I was sat­is­fied that ev­ery­thing went per plan and that we would all re­turn to an­other day in the moun­tains.”

Above: Stas Be­skin solo­ing Rain­bow Ser­pent WI6

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