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Uber Ass 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Alek Tkach 1998
Season: PM Shade
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Submitted By: Nick Stayner on Aug 9, 2011

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An excellent outing for the grade, offering up some grade A overhanging enduro climbing. Really fun movement and great holds.


First route left of the beautiful arete (Evergreen Arete) that divides the east and north faces of the Cube. Features two closely spaced bolts down low, the first one being within arm's reach when standing on the ground.


Six bolts, 2 bolt anchor on top.

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By gordwah
From: colorado
Jun 29, 2012
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

Sandbag all the routes are sandbagged more like 12c
By Kevin Macartney
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 2, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Every area is different, if you tried to normalize grades globally it might be 12c. When you look at the other routes on the Cube though and then expand that to the rest of Bozeman this fits nicely at 12a.

Sandbagging is just ingrained in the culture here unlike say Ten Sleep or Joe's Valley where everyone agrees the grades are a little soft.
By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Jun 3, 2013

Hey gordwah.... if you're going to give a route a bomb rating, at least make a comment or two regarding why the route is so awful! Otherwise it looks like you just got your feelings hurt because the route was harder than you though it would be.

For what it's worth, I felt the route was spot-on at 12a, even on par with the grade at other areas (Tensleep, Lander, Natural Bridge, etc...)
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