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Trevor Bowman on Black Line. July 2008
A beautiful line, one of the best in the Bozone. Sustained crack movement! Somewhat pumpy...
After busting the "5.7" traverse at the top (I thought it was a bit harder!), you can continue up a grungy 5.7 crack to the top of the buttress, or take a newer, 5.9 bolted finish which is a bit more direct.
The route is near the left end of Black Line's south face. It's the obvious crack.
Take a wide range of gear from blue TCUs to hand sized cams. A larger piece (#3 camalot?) is useful for the traverse. Protect intelligently here to alleviate drag on the last bit (especially if doing the 5.9 bolted finish).
BETA PHOTO: As seen from the trail just past the turnoff.
|By Tim Wolfe|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 28, 2010
Classic crack climbing. Pumpy. A route I have to do every time I return to the Gallatin