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Areas in The Bowling Alley

Lower Right Side 3 / 10 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Main Crag 7 / 13 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Elevation: 7,073 ft
GPS: 40.002, -105.413 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Michael Komarnitsky on Sep 22, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

This is a relatively newly bolted crag just east of Practice Rock. Somebody went bolt-crazy on this rock, but the result is very well-protected routes. It's a steep dihedral; the east face is a solid slab, while the west face feels inverted and a little more crumbly. With a 60m rope, there's a great belay station with a nice rock as a bench.

To help reorganize this area, this crag is divided into the Main Crag & Lower Right Side.
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Getting There

Park as for Practice Rock, ~8.1 mi West of Elephant Buttresses. Hike up & right from Practice Rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Bowling Alley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pooky Proof
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mosquito Burrito
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Splitting Hares
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Chihuahua Enchilada
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bad Girls Get Spanked
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Father Figure
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Shady Deal
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Midge Squadron
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
A Tall Cool One
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Meteor Rhoadblock
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Next to Nothing
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Super Bon Bon
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Amazing Face
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pooky Proof Main Crag
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mosquito Burrito Main Crag
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Splitting Hares Lower Right Side
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Chihuahua Enchilada Main Crag
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, TR
Bad Girls Get Spanked Main Crag
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Father Figure Lower Right Side
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Shady Deal Lower Right Side
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Midge Squadron Main Crag
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
A Tall Cool One Lower Right Side
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Meteor Rhoadblock Main Crag
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Next to Nothing Main Crag
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Super Bon Bon Main Crag
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Amazing Face Main Crag
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
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MISSING RED GREEN AND YELLOW WALLET! I lost my wallet at the Practice Rock/ Bell Buttress/Bowling Ally parking turnout on Saturday 11/4. My name is Joshua Richardson, my Maine State ID is in there as well as my passport and other valuables. If found, please call or text me at 207-318-6093. Nov 6, 2017
MISSING! Pink Solution size 40. Please comment if you find. Lost on Sunday the 27th. Sep 5, 2017
Rich C  
There is now a lot of very very loose rocks/boulders along the approach to the top tier because of the rescue yesterday. BE CAREFUL Aug 11, 2008
Does anyone know about the new climbs above the Bowling Alley? Is there a new guidebook which covers these climbs? Any info much appreciated!

Chris Dec 1, 2005

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