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Spare Tire 

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

Type:  Trad, Sport, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jim Scott
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Submitted By: Nick Stayner on Nov 17, 2010

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A really nice newer addition to the Tower, and a great warmup (especially for routes on the Bowling Ball Wall). Mostly steep, big moves on equally big holds with a couple of cruxy sections, one bolt protected and the other on gear. A couple of different options exist at the roof up high- figure it out!


Furthest right route on the Bowling Ball Wall (S. Face of the Tower).


Single set of camalots from .3-#1 and a few med. stoppers, plus lots of draws. There are bolts w/ rap rings on top.

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By EChristensen
From: Bozeman
Nov 17, 2010
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route is called Spare Tire. The original FA was done by Jim Scott entirely on gear, then Meg and Rand re-cleaned it and added a few bolts (with permission).
By B-Mkll
From: Bozeman, MT
Oct 6, 2015

This really is a super good line and a worthy tick for anyone comfortable at the grade while visiting the tower. Amazing moves to huge holds pretty much the whole way up!

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