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Broken Window S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Conn Route on Picture Window T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Gossamer T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, TR, 120 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 104 total, 1/month
Shared By: Andrew Gram on Jul 3, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Broken Window climbs the left side of the formation's highest face well left of the Gossamer arete and the window.

A steep weird unprotected start leads to a 4th class rampy section. The first bolt is above this ramp. The business is the last 40 feet, which is thin 5.11 crystal climbing. The climbing isn't bad, but there are better routes of the same grade at South Seas and the Chopping Block - do this if you've done every other 11 at Rushmore.

Protection

Probably best to toprope this one after leading Gossamer. The first bolt is a long way up after the rampy section.

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Jon Marek
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Jon Marek   Sioux Falls, SD
 
a nut protects the bottom well. crux is protected by dubious button-heads. Apr 24, 2010
There is a bolt below the ramp to protect the beginning of the climb, however it is missing a hanger. While I didn't lead this climb (TR'd after climbing Gossamer), it seems a reasonably protected climb with the addition of this lower bolt. Sep 19, 2006