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Big Sky Arete S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Big Sky Corner S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mine All Mine S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sweetest Taboo T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Vaino Kodas
Page Views: 353 total, 2/month
Shared By: Ron Olsen on Jun 13, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route is located to the right of the Wall of Winter Warm on a rock with a a beautiful (soon to be Big Sky Corner, 5.12d) left-facing corner. The corner is listed in "Rossitier" Boulder Canyon guide page 117, route 24, name, Pin Job. To the right of the corner follow bolts up a steep face below a scoop. Make a hard move into the scoop and climb on good holds up the scoop to a large ledge. Place a yellow alien below the seventh bolt, then climb the blunt arete in a spectacular position with hard moves to the anchor. It helps to have a positive ape-index for the last move. Beautiful climb in a spectacular position.


Ten bolts to a two-bolt anchor. Optional yellow alien between the 6th and 7th bolt.


Thank you to whoever cleaned my draws off this route and stashed them at the base of the climb. We only left my draws on the route since there was a rockfall incident resulting with a rock hitting me in the head and injuring me (fortunately not too seriously - blood running down my neck and stuff from the wound, but a CAT scan at BCH showed no internal damage). Wearing helmets while belaying is probably not a bad idea. We recovered the draws this morning, thinking at first that someone had swiped them since they were no longer on the route. Fortunately, I could not quite believe that someone had swiped my gear, so I looked in the nooks in the rocks at the base of the route for my gear and lo and behold it was there. :-)

Was it one of the Jim's who cleaned and stashed the gear for me? Thanks guys. :-)


PS - This coulda been a lot worse, but I ducked into the corner and the big rock missed me after flying 60 feet, it was the 'little one' (bigger than a potato) that got me. :-( May 29, 2005