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Re-Gram: 9 Climber Bivy Photos

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Waking up on the side of a wall, cramped on a tiny ledge, or in your own backyard is one of the best parts of climbing. We compiled shots of a few of our readers’ favorite bivy spots.

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Nothing better than sitting in front of your tent and watching the sun set after a long day climbing in the Alps.
—Leon Buchholz

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Bernd and Finn Zeugswetter wake up after a rainy-night bivy under their backyard oak.
—Bernd Zeugswetter

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El Cap casts quite the shadow, as seen from our bivy on Muir Wall.
—Anna Kirkwood

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The Jackie Treehorn Bivy on Big Lebowski in Zion National Park, Utah.
—Greg Troutman

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Daniel Jeffcoach just feels lucky we found a ledge at all. Way up there and out there in Tehipite Valley, Kings Canyon, California.
—Brian Price

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Back in the duvet-and-wool times of 1982 on Coll de Nou Fonts in the Catalan Pyrenees.—Moises Coll

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I’m not sure you can really call it a bivy, but we called this bivy, at the base of Spearhead in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, “the Marriott.”
—Jon Banks

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A 4’x8’ ledge, freezing temps, two Clif bars, and one water bottle for four climbers stuck on the Scenic Cruise in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado. I gave it three stars on Yelp.
—Tyler Casey

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Sam Lien and Eric Bluemn bivied at the halfway point of the Torment-Forbidden Traverse in the North Cascades on a warmish August weekend.
—Sam Lien