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Location: NH : Southern NH and Seacoast : Clough State Park : Photo
By: Kevin Macartney When: Apr 28, 2016

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Comments: If you haven't yet try to traverse the lip on the left side of this picture. I tried it and I know at least one person has climbed it, it was one of the better things that was done when I climbed at Clough.


Location: NH : Southern NH and Seacoast : Clough State Park
By: Kevin Macartney When: Apr 28, 2016

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Comments: I'm really glad someone else found an interest in this place. A few friends and I climbed there back around '07 to '09 ish and the pins on top of what you call Mammoth rock had been there a quite a while before that I'm sure. I remember going to check out the cliffs once, but I don't think we actually climbed anything that day, ha. Have fun out there!


Location: MT : Paradise Valley : Yankee Jim : Campground Boulders : Drone Strike (V10)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Apr 19, 2016

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Comments: PS: Macartney


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Cascade Creek : The Gargoyle Boulder : The Gargoyle (V6+)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: FA Patrick Odenbeck


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Cascade Creek : The Gargoyle Boulder : The Gargoyle (V6+)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: Watch this problem starting at 1:35




Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Cascade Creek : Carpenter Boulder : Carpenter's Traverse (V6)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: This is the first boulder problem seen in the video at the link below:




Location: MT : Bear Canyon : The Prow : Ignition (5.11a)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Nov 13, 2013

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Comments: Matt, the line direct finish to ignition is a 5.12a called 'tree hugger'


Location: MT : Bridger Range : Ainger Lake : Cold Forged Steel (5.10b)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Jul 9, 2013

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Comments: Personally I can't consider this grade IV even with the hike... ~1 hour from car to crag, 5 hours to the summit and back to the bags, and ~1.5 hours back to the car. We moved at a relaxed pace the whole time making for what I would consider an "average" speed.

Depending on skill level, experience, and cojones the most supplemental gear I would bring would be a single run of cams 0.3 to 0.75 and a run of stoppers. More experienced and bold climbers could get away without any extra gear, but pitc... more >>


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : The Cube : Straw Man (5.13a)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: It's featured in the Bozeman Montana Sport Climbing Movie at 19:15



Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : The Cube : Straw Man (5.13a)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: Nothing against Bill, but more likely he couldn't tell the difference. He gave "Songline" 12.b/c and "Inferno" 5.12+ a similar grade, but those two both held their grade. Bill was far ahead of his time in the area; only putting in a couple of attempts before moving on to a new route, send or not.


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : The Cube : Straw Man (5.13a)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: FA Bill Dockins and Kristen Drumheller, July 1991. Originally given 5.12c! Now considered one of the first 5.13s in Bozeman.


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : The Cube : Forbidden Fruit (5.13b)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: FA Kyle Vassilopoulos, April 2008


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : The Cube : Roller Girls (5.12b/c)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: FA Alek Tkach, 1998


Location: MT : Bozeman Pass : The Training Wall : China Crisis (5.12a)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: FA Tom Kalakay, June 1989


Location: MT : Bozeman Pass : The Training Wall : When the Time Comes (5.10c/d)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: FA Brett Jessen


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : The Cube : Uber Ass (5.12a)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: Every area is different, if you tried to normalize grades globally it might be 12c. When you look at the other routes on the Cube though and then expand that to the rest of Bozeman this fits nicely at 12a.

Sandbagging is just ingrained in the culture here unlike say Ten Sleep or Joe's Valley where everyone agrees the grades are a little soft.


Location: MT : Natural Bridge and Falls : Porcelain Wall : Hillbilly Heaven (5.10a)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Apr 30, 2013

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Comments: This route has its own indepentant set of chains, from Peagent of the Transmundane that also act as the anchors for Quality Control.


Location: MT : Bear Canyon : Batman and Robin Slab : Robin (5.8+)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Oct 7, 2012

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Comments: FYI This route has a missing a hanger on the 2nd bolt (only the stud is showing) as of 10/5/12


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Cascade Creek : Tyler's Problem Boulder : Feed My Frankenstein (V6)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Sep 28, 2012

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Comments: There was a hold up and right of the start that was ticked which made it easier... Tony broke it.


Location: MT : Bear Canyon : Batman and Robin Slab : Left Prow (5.10b/c)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Aug 20, 2012

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Comments: Just curious, does this route stay on the left side of the prow the whole way, or does it escape left onto the face and finish at the Robin anchors?


Location: WY : Sheridan Area : Steamboat Point : Photo
By: Kevin Macartney When: Aug 4, 2012

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Comments: The project was bolted by Mike Williams this summer. He recently put up a post on his blog describing it, but I don't think he's sent just yet... Mikes Iron Clad Beta


Location: NH : *Rumney : Venus Wall : Venus on a Halfshell (5.12c)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Jan 9, 2012

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Comments: I tried this route the other day for the first time and at the "redpoint crux" I didn't like the feel of the pocket so I used a crimp lower down and to the right a little that got rid of the long reach to the pocket but made the next move a long lock-off. Does anyone else use this or have ever tried it that way?


Location: NH : *Rumney : Summit Cliff (The Highlands... : Photo
By: Kevin Macartney When: Nov 30, 2011

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Comments: I'd be down, Lee, that is of it's dry and warm...ish!


Location: MT : Homestake Pass : Dragon's Back : Como Te LLamas (A3)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Feb 4, 2011

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Comments: Sweet find Ian!


Location: UT : Triassic : Petroglyph : Hammerhead (V4-5)
By: Kevin Macartney When: Nov 28, 2010

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Comments: The crimp pictured under the right elbow of the climber in Jason's picture is now no more. It broke as of 11/23/10. The problem still goes at the same grade but is slightly more awkward and possibly more reachy for short climbers now.


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