Mountaineers Fred Beckey Ascent of the Tooth, Rapelling scene

The film was made by Burge Bickford and Lyman Boyer. It features Jim Crooks leading Fred Beckey on a rock climbing ascent of the southeast face of The Tooth, near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, on September 21, 1940. It captures the flavor of Cascade climbing just before World War II.

This clip shows climber Fred Beckey rapelling using the Dülfersitz method.

The film is silent, in color, and runs 16:40 minutes. Learn more about the film here:

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