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Super Fortress 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1300', Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Steve Bechtel, Bobby Model, Mike Lilygren, 1995
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Submitted By: Mike Snyder on Oct 10, 2012

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top of pitch ten, Dinner Plates!


Two 3rd/4th class pitches are followed by a 5.4, a 5.7 and a 5.10 corner/face pitch. The upper 7 pitches are all 5.11, with bolts protecting many of the cruxes. The first and last 5.11 pitches are the hardest at 5.11+. Double bolt anchors are available at every belay ledge. Refer to the attached photo for route topo, picture and description.


The route begins in the grassy gully that rises above the lower slabs.

Rappel the route.


Two 60M ropes, 12 quickdraws, 1 set of nuts, one set of TCU's and one set of cams to 4",

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By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Oct 10, 2012

Mike, thanks for adding this! Is the rock generally pretty good on this route?
By Mike Snyder
Oct 14, 2012

Its been a long time, but I remember being continually amazed by the quality of the rock and climbing on every pitch. This thing is truly a rock star out in the middle of nowhere.
By GlennWKShelton
Jul 16, 2016

To Mike Snyder and Dan Miller: Are you willing and able to pass on a higher resolution copy of the beautiful route map you made for Super Fortress (and any of the other Merlon or Cloud Peak routes if you have route maps of those)? I see that Dougald MacDonald and Mark Jenkins climbed several of these routes in 2015/2014(?). I'll do my best to track them down too.
Thanks for any help, -Glenn

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