Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Courtney Scales
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Shared By: Terry Fisher on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This great line is in the middle of the rock formation and is easy identifiable by the single finger pocket which starts it off. I had planned to bolt it but someone beat me to it, I am just happy someone got around to it. Very interesting, well protected, moves off the ground and through the overhang bring you to a nice rest ledge. From here follow the line of bolts through the crux to the chains.


While the chains CAN be accessed from the top for top rope I would not recommend it. Seven bolts to a two chain anchor


Terry Fisher
Terry Fisher  
I stand corrected the commonly used grade for this route checks in at 5.11a thanks Oct 4, 2002
aaron voreis
Edina, MN
aaron voreis   Edina, MN
The correct name for this route is Laughing Buddha, and the first ascent was made by Courtney Scales, owner of Gunnison Valley Adventure Guides. Jun 14, 2003
I believe the first ascent of this was done in the seventies. I just can't remember who. I am sure that Tom Pulaski or Jim Nigro would know. Mar 11, 2006