“Alpine Shangri-La on a 1,000-Foot Granite Wall.” Climbing Magazine. August 2009.
“Elephant’s perch is the West’s hidden gem, with golden granite and airy climbs above sapphire lakes. Fred Beckey, S. Marts, and H. Schwabland put up the Perch’s first line in 1963 (the Original Beckey, then V 5.8 A2), when the approach involved eight miles of bushwhacking and 2,000 feet of gain. Now a boat takes you the five miles across Red Fish Lake, but the remaining hike still stings enough that most stay overnight . . .”