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Sawtooth Mountains Earthquake – “SMOOTHIE IS GONE!” Baron Spire Collapse and Landslide, August 7, 2020

On Friday, August 7 at 8:13 pm, a large earthquake dislodged Baron Spire (AKA Old Smoothie), causing a massive landslide in the Sawtooth Mountains. Video was taken at Baron Lake.

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On Friday, August 7 at 8:13 pm, a large earthquake dislodged Baron Spire (AKA Old Smoothie), causing a massive landslide in the Sawtooth Mountains. Video was taken at Baron Lake.

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Old Smoothie was home to a number of multi-pitch climbs, including the Southeast Face (5.9 A1+, 5 pitches), Lawdogs’ Lament (5.10- C1+, 5 pitches) and the 1,000-foot Baron Falls Tower (5.11b/c, 8 pitches). No word yet on what climbs or portions of climbs were affected by the rockfall.


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