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Soft in the Middle 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Bill Dockins, Kristen Drumheller, Summer 1992
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Submitted By: EChristensen on May 16, 2009

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Nick Stayner near the crux. Ryan Minton photo.


Fun pumpy 5.10 with a stout crimp crux right in the middle. After placing a nut above the first bolt traverse slightly left then follow the bolt line to the chains. The bolt line that goes up and right from the nut is "Top Heavy."


Right side of the Bowling Ball wall (south side of the Tower). First bolt is about 25' up.


#1 camalot before the first bolt, medium nut after the first bolt, quickdraws. Chain anchor.

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By kozzybear406
From: Livingston, MT
Nov 18, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

The big jug near the top flexes, so be wary.
By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Nov 18, 2012

The "tombstone" has been flexible for a long time. That would be a horrifying hold to have rip, especially since you really have to yard on the thing.... and then stand on it too!
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Feb 4, 2013

The "Tombstone," sounds like a job for Fix-it-Quick.

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