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Buddha's Belly Wall
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Buddha's Belly 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Robbie Williams
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Submitted By: Terry Fisher on Jan 1, 2002

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Blake Collins on Buddah's Belly, 5.10.

Description 

Buddha's Belly is the rightmost route on the wall. It follows the line of bolts through the roof and above to the chains. There are nice moves to the roof, then get ready for some jug pulling to get over the roof.

Protection 

Four bolts to chain anchors.


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Jesse Quandt on Buddha's Belly.
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By Blake Collins
Jul 16, 2003

Buddha's best route***, face moves about 20 ft to the roof, placing a small tcu or stopper directly below the roof is helpful but not a must. The roof consists of large jugs with a bolt in between them. Easier 5.9 moves to the anchors.
By Anonymous Coward
Aug 6, 2003

This route and Ram. Story were put up by a guy named Robbie. JM
By Mike Carnes
Feb 10, 2005

This was bolted by Robbie Williams, who after a climbing trip to Thailand I believe, or some place like it with hard sport climbing came back and more or less kicked off Hartman's rocks area. Robbie is a native to Gunnison and wrote the Black Canyon guide book. He was firing so hard when he bolted this area and called it 5.9 so there you have it. Robbie, what up dawg!!!
By Robbie Williams
Mar 11, 2006

Good to hear from you my brother, don't be a stranger!!
By ropeless420
From: evergreen , co.
Aug 3, 2009

Just got back from a weekend trip to Gunnison, while I was there I went and hit up the belly, and to my surprise someone has rebolted this line adding a bolt where you would usually place a nut or an Alien, don't clip it it totally gets in the way when you turn the roof.
By Blake C
From: Estes Park and Gunnison, CO
May 10, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

The bolt above the roof was kinda loose the last time I climbed it, prior to any re-bolting.
By Luke Mehall
From: Durango, Colorado
Jul 26, 2011

Just noticed the comment above, it's been two years but figured I'd clarify. We added the extra bolt in 2003 with permission from Robbie Williams, who established the line. Originally there was a pin that Robbie placed, but a subsequent party removed it.

It was very runout after the pin was removed, so Robbie, myself, and several others agreed that a bolt made sense.

As for skipping the bolt because it would get in the way of the rope, I've seen countless climbers clip that bolt, and it runs just fine.

Peace.