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Bolts for Bob 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Tom Kohlmann & Dee Johnson '93
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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Jun 27, 2002

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Mindy Harrell getting on "Bolts for Bob"
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Description 

The rightmost line on the rock (see directions under the rock entry), just up the small hill.

Bolts for Bob is a fun route that seems to draw me on each visit to Rushmore. A fun start leads to a bit of routefinding in the middle, be careful not to make the climb harder... Eases a bit on top to help with clipping the fixed anchor (2 bolts).


Protection 

6 draws and something for the top.



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Tanner does Bob...
Tanner does Bob...
Whit raping down bolts for bob
Whit raping down bolts for bob
Photo by Byron Adams
Photo by Byron Adams
Whit walkin the fin on bolts for bob
Whit walkin the fin on bolts for bob
Jay on Bolts for Bob, sometime between 2005 and 2007.
Jay on Bolts for Bob, sometime between 2005 and 20...
Bill Turner leading "Bolts for Bob".  Some days are Diamond... some days are... well... you know the drill... <br />
Bill Turner leading "Bolts for Bob". Some days ar...
Leading Bolts for Bob. Good look at the face.
BETA PHOTO: Leading Bolts for Bob. Good look at the face.
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By Andrew Gram
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From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 28, 2002

This is one of the few routes at Rushmore that a toprope can easily be set on. Traverse in from the right around the corner from the start of the route.

The route itself is fun face climbing.

By Eric Fischer
Apr 23, 2004
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

this is a great route. it is a very safe lead for those who are leading 5.8s all cliping stances are solid. but of course i am 6'3". it might be a bit of a reach in some spots for shorter climbers.

By chad m. davis
Jul 16, 2004

My wife and I climbed it for the first time yesterday(07/15/04). Solid route that allowed our son (he's 1) to cheer for us as we danced through the crux (bolts 2 and 3) and topped out. Nice belay area that is shadey in the morning. This route is a must for the South Seas Area. If you are blessed, you may get to see a mountian goat.Lastly, the LEFT anchor nut was loose. I did my best to tighten it, but fingers are not equivical to a wrench.

By Anonymous Coward
Dec 8, 2005

This route is pretty sweet. I think the crux is about in the middle. its not too bad. over all the route is cool and climbing next to the tree is interesting.

By chowkow
Jul 11, 2008

what is the next bolted route to the right? I toproped it thinking it was bolts for bob. Pretty fun.

By Mark Orsag
May 2, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Kind of slick rock-- feldspar I think? But ok with good pro..