Beckey Direct

Beckey Direct, Elephants Perch.


Baron Spire.

Shirley & I “discovered” Sawtooths climbing by skimming through Alan Kearny’s guidebook back in ’03. Two photos in that book captured our attention. The first was a shot of a climber standing on the summit horn of Warbonnet and the second was of a climber following the dihedral pitch on the Mountaineers Route of Elephants Perch. Over Labor Day Weekend that year we set out and climbed the easy route on Warbonnet. Indeed, the climbing did not disappoint and certainly neither did the views. Ever since, we’ve averaged more than a trip per year to this gorgeous area with some failures (most of those have been on the Finger Of Fate…weather, crowds, laziness, mosquitos….each noun represents an attempt/trip by the way…and I don’t think I’ve included all of them…can you say “bad luck” ?).

Trip Reports List

Sunrise Book

Sunrise Book, Elephants Perch.

Finger Of Fate

The Book, Finger Of Fate.

  • “Another Walk In The Sawtooths” (July 2019)
  • “A Walk In The Sawtooths” (September 2012)
  • “Finger Of Fate” (July 2012)
  • Beckey Direct (September 2011)
  • “Top-oless On The Tusk” (August 2011)
  • The Mutt And Jeff (July 2011)
  • “Baron Spire” (September 2009)
  • “Asstro Elephant” (July 2008)
  • “Bacon And Legs” (August 2007)
  • Sunrise Book On The Perch” (August 2005)
  • “An Attempt On The Finger (One Of Many)” (June 2005)
  • “China Cap” (September 2004)
  • Mountaineers Route On The Perch” (July 2004)
  • “Warbonnet” (September 2003)
  • By Location

    The Perch

    Elephants Perch

    Elephants Perch.

    Astro Elephant

    Astro Elephant.

  • Astro Elephant on Elephants Perch (IV 5.10)
  • Beckey Direct on Elephants Perch (IV 5.10 A0)
  • Mountaineers Route on Elephants Perch (III 5.9)
  • Splitgerber-March on Elephants Perch (III 5.10-; failed)
  • Sunrise Book on Elephants Perch (III 5.10 C1)
  • Not The Perch

    South Face

    South Face of Warbonnet.

    Finger Of Fate

    Finger Of Fate.

  • Bacon And Legs on Super Slab (II 5.9)
  • The Book on Finger Of Fate (III 5.8; failed)
  • The Book on Finger Of Fate (III 5.8; failed)
  • The Book on Finger Of Fate (III 5.8; nailed!)
  • South Face on Warbonnet (II 5.7)
  • Southeast Face on Baron Spire (III 5.9 C1)
  • Our Perch Tick List

    Elephants Perch

    Southeast face of Elephants Perch and the four routes we’ve done. Splitgerber-March (III 5.10-) is way over on the left beyond Mountaineers Route.