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Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Pistol Whipped : Haters' Ball (5.11)
By: T. Gittins When: Jan 1, 2013

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Comments: hate hate hate hate


Location: MT : Frog Rock : East Crags : Panthalassa (5.11)
By: T. Gittins When: Jul 4, 2012

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Comments: the approach can be biked....this route looks fantastic, cant wait to get on it


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Black Line Buttress : Lacy Panties (5.10c)
By: T. Gittins When: Jul 4, 2012

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Comments: I think you can plug some gear before you hit the first bolt....great line, and better that blackline propper, imo


Location: MT : Homestake Pass : Gillette Edge : Close Shave (5.10a) : Photo
By: T. Gittins When: Oct 13, 2011

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Comments: that start looks thin...my onsight dreams are fading with Nigel's peach fuzz....


Location: MT : Homestake Pass : Dragon's Back : Tat Tvam Asi (5.12)
By: T. Gittins When: Sep 22, 2011

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Comments: nice send IAN!!!!! that is one burly climb...


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Ashes of Stone Buttress : Calm Before the Storm (5.10a)
By: T. Gittins When: Sep 5, 2011

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Comments: Although moderate, this route is steep and exposed. Good climbing except for a bit of lichen, loose blocks and crunchy rock in the mentioned middle section. These attributes made for what felt like a full value pitch. The top of the buttress now has 3 bolts (no rap hangers).


Location: MT : Beehive Peak : 4th of July Couloir (Easy 5th Steep Snow PG13)
By: T. Gittins When: Aug 20, 2011

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Comments: I believe this one is called the 4th of july couloir


Location: MT : Humbug Spires : Photo
By: T. Gittins When: Aug 11, 2011

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Comments: the prominent crack is the butterknife. cool photo!


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Gallatin Tower : Tigger (5.10a/b)
By: T. Gittins When: Jul 11, 2011

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Comments: for sure, stout climb...as my previous post ponders...this one is great training for other sandbagged 5.10 climbing at places like devils tower....cant wait to return to montana and battle with the tigger again!


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Ashes of Stone Buttress : Photo
By: T. Gittins When: Jun 14, 2011

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Comments: It would be nice to have a set of chain anchors at the top of this buttress... time for a discussion? ..fixed anchors would allow parties to come up here and do all these pitches (well, maybe not Mens Rea!) quickly and rappel safely, as opposed to topping out, tearing down the gear anchor and having to solo the upper step to get off the formation. The day bozeman beautiful was put up i was forced to on sight solo the last step (5.5) in fading light...a heady move that is avoidable.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookend : Strawberry Short Cake (5.10)
By: T. Gittins When: Jun 8, 2011

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Comments: I'd expect a pretty big sandbag due to the era it was done and who put up the route.


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Gallatin Tower : Tigger (5.10a/b)
By: T. Gittins When: Jun 7, 2011

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Comments: maybe i have this one wired, but all the locks feel pretty positive for me...10b seems reasonable considering the nature of climbing and grades in the canyon. the description abobve may be a little intimidating, as the gear is readilly available and bomber...not all that heady.


Location: MT : Homestake Pass : Split Pinnacle
By: T. Gittins When: Jun 4, 2011

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Comments: some of the best stone in the area!


Location: MT : Photo
By: T. Gittins When: Jun 4, 2011

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Comments: dude have you got it clean yet? keep workin it and it will go...


Location: MT : Homestake Pass : Gillette Edge : Close Shave (5.10a)
By: T. Gittins When: May 27, 2011

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Comments: looks cool...although pulling with care is in direct opposition to my hamster style, which calls for indiscriminate yarding with maximum crushing force! exploding holds mid route only adds to my experience...


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Battle of the Bulge Buttres... : Disco Machine Gun (5.12)
By: T. Gittins When: May 17, 2011

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Comments: soft for sure....




Location: MT : Bridger Range : Ross Peak
By: T. Gittins When: May 15, 2011

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Comments: Bikes are awesome for this approach...the one time I have been up there we had bikes and used them to escape a rager t-storm


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Left Rambo : Liquid Charge (5.10+) : Photo
By: T. Gittins When: May 2, 2011

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Comments: i love it...no helmet for neil, but trevors got the bomb hat on. nice send, bloodsport looks a little more worthy


Location: MT : Yankee Jim
By: T. Gittins When: May 2, 2011

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Comments: this area is in the paradise valley. there is a great online guide to the bouldering @ boulderingmontana.com/guides/yankee-jim-bouldering/


Location: MT : Madison River Area : Winter wall : The Jack Attack (5.9)
By: T. Gittins When: May 1, 2011

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Comments: FA: Wayne Harney


Location: MT : Tobacco Root Mountains : Cattlemen's cliff : Dirt and Hunger (5.9)
By: T. Gittins When: Apr 27, 2011

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Comments: what kind of rock? any other routes?


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Gallatin Tower : Orange Crack (5.11)
By: T. Gittins When: Apr 25, 2011

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Comments: after the first pitch, continue up generation x (5.9 pg-13) and the 5.9 alt finish of the tower for a sweet 5.9 linkup. Also, the new bolts up there are in a poor spot. There are hairline cracks all around where the bolts were placed. More than one of my friends has gotten up there and felt they are sketchy. A rearrangement of these anchor bolts may be in order...


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Pineapple Buttress : Pineapple Thunderpussy (5.9)
By: T. Gittins When: Apr 25, 2011

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Comments: i recall placing a crucial purple tcu on the second pitch, which made things exciting.


Location: VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : Photo
By: T. Gittins When: Apr 8, 2011

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Comments: awww


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : Running Man Wall : Plastic People (5.10b/c)
By: T. Gittins When: Apr 8, 2011

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Comments: this is a great climb


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