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Pestilence S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Way It Is, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Howard Doyle & Brent Kertzman '91
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 26, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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On the northwest side of Hornsby's, Pestilence is the left route of the two bolted lines. Climb through the bolts which are hard to pick out from the ground. This route is well protected, but more runout then The Way It Is. Fixed anchors and a one rope rappel to get off.


bolted route, fixed anchors at the top


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Byron J. Hastings
Mystic, SD
Byron J. Hastings   Mystic, SD
The last moves on this route are quite reachy for someone under 5'-6" tall. Sep 6, 2011
Brent Kertzman
Black Hills, SD
Brent Kertzman   Black Hills, SD
The bolts were replaced with stainless steel 3/8" x 3 3/4" Hiltis recently. Definately a route for beginning 5.9 leaders. Multiple cruxes with good rests. I'm not certain why this route is catergorized as sport considering the bolts were placed on the lead. Feb 9, 2008