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Areas = 15
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Location: MT : Beehive Peak : Worker Bee (5.7)
By: T. Gittins When: Aug 12, 2016

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Comments: Climbed this again in July, and the 2nd pitch is likely not quite 60 m. There is considerable loose rock in the gully directly above the 2nd pitch.


Location: MO : WM: Trapper's Camp : Stealth Wall : Enter the Dragon (5.11a)
By: T. Gittins When: May 26, 2016

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Comments: This climb is awesome. I believe that the anchors, unfortunately, could have been placed about 6 feet lower....possibly at the lip of the ledge you gain to stand on and clip...this would eliminate only one move, would reduce the rope drag, and the climber could avoid all of the loose rock that currently surrounds the anchor. Time for a discussion? Next time I do this one I will be taking a few moments to clean up the base as well, to make for a more pleasant belay experience. Thanks for bolting ... more >>


Location: MT : Revenue Flats
By: T. Gittins When: May 7, 2016

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Comments: ...or you could hike to the IRS wall. nobody will ever be the wiser (at least they werent 10 years ago)


Location: MO : WM: Warsaw : Weenie Buttress : Photo
By: T. Gittins When: Apr 24, 2016

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Comments: Just moved to the area....this looks awesome for the KC area


Location: WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Towers : Wolfs Head : Fred Becky's Route (5.9+ PG13)
By: T. Gittins When: Jan 3, 2016

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Comments: not sure about adding rappel bolts to an established route that is historic...could detract from the adventurous quality of not only this route but also the east ridge (would this offer an easy way to bail?)...I would try and contact the guidebook author or other prominent locals before retrobolting.


Location: MT : Bridger Range : Wolverine Bowl
By: T. Gittins When: Jun 20, 2015

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Comments: Thats awesome. I understand the temptation to keep the adventurous nature of an area like this, and I cant wait to get back there and do some climbing. This seems like it could be a really cool summer area due to the fact that it is shady and at elevation. Thanks for the info!


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : B.O. Butress : Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (5.9 R)
By: T. Gittins When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: definately wasnt reading....i was cleaning this pitch by exploding holds seconding.


Location: MT : Bridger Range : Wolverine Bowl
By: T. Gittins When: Jun 8, 2015

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Comments: Wow, it would be cool to get some more information on this area. Why is this still a word of mouth climbing area? The adjacent areas are well documented.


Location: WY : Fremont Canyon : The Narrows (East Rim) : The Slab Route (5.10c)
By: T. Gittins When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: pitch one is more like 130 feet...beta alert...I found traversing right at the bush after about 30 feet to be where the route went. this pitch is really good. it is not clear where to go near the anchors...there was a hand traverse leading to the anchors that was chalked up, but it is easier heading to the roof and traversing over on positive crimps and jams. not sandbagged, but not easy 5.9 either. only placed one number 2 and no number 3s. Heavy on the .3 and .4 sizes....and takes offset stop... more >>


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Black Line Buttress : Diesel Driver (5.9)
By: T. Gittins When: Oct 12, 2014

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Comments: i remember throwing some fist jams, but you are probably right, not exactly on off width


Location: WY : Sheridan Area : Piney Creek Canyon : Trailside Wall : Pug Addicts (5.9)
By: T. Gittins When: Sep 15, 2014

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Comments: historical footnote: a pug ran up to us and barked at Trevor while we climbed this route. well played


Location: WY : Sheridan Area : Tongue River Canyon : Snag Wall : Pair of Loaded Guns (5.9+)
By: T. Gittins When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: I think Trevor took care of the quick link, as he went to get some pliers to remove it today


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Nuclear Waste (5.10-)
By: T. Gittins When: Apr 27, 2014

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Comments: Did'nt find this thing to be sandy at all. great route! awkward in spots near the top where the cracks switch. definately a sandbag at 10-


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 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 (5.10c)
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.


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