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A sweet line up the steep south face of cloudveil dome. No crowds, solid rock, and a spectacular setting: Git r done.
Route starts 40ft left of the large left rising ledge. Begin on 5.6 face left of a broken left facing corner to a belay ledge(140ft). Continue on 5.6 terrain to the large left rising ledge that splits the south face. Move the belay left up the ledge to broken rock below a pillar with a hand crack on the left (armed robbery) and thin crack on right (silver linning). Climb up to the base of the pillar and traverse left (5.8 spicy) to the long hand crack (5.8+ sustained). Build a semi hanging belay at a small ledge or with a 70m rope you can continue to a nice belay ledge at the top of the crack. 2-3 pitches of 5.7/5.8 lead to the summit.
Approach via Garnet Canyon to the meadows. Continue up the S. Fork and head to the saddle on the E ridge of Cloudveil. Stash gear here and descend South trending right. Look for a West facing gully in red rock. Descend the gully for a short distance untill you can scamble out right and onto a ledge system that runs along the base of the S face.
Descend the East ridge.
Pro to 3", double up on .5"-2", 70m rope is helpfull.
|Comments on Armed Robbery
|By Ted Farley|
From: Bozeman, Mt
May 4, 2011
isn't this a north facing route?
Jul 23, 2011
No, it's south facing.