Black Canyon pt.2
In my ongoing quest to climb every "Astro" route in the country, Blake and I journey back to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison:
Astro-Dog from Scott Bennett on Vimeo.
The "Astro" naming theme originated in 1975 with John Long, John Bachar, and Ron Kauk when they freed Warren Harding's "East Face of Washington's Column", re-naming the paradigm-shifting climb after a Hendrix tune.
In homage to Astro-Man, others around the West have used the Astro prefix on many climbs, usually long, stellar, 5.11 crack climbs.
Astro routes I've ticked so far:
Astro-Man, Yosemite, CA
Astro-Hulk, Incredible Hulk, CA Sierra
Astro-Turkey, Sunshine Wall, South Platte CO
Astro-Dog, Black Canyon, CO
Astro-Elephant, Elephant's Perch, ID
Astro-Yam, Yamnuska, WA
Astro-Monkey, Smith Rock, OR
Astro-Glide, Devil's Tower, WY
Anyone know more?