Type: Sport, 90 ft (27 m), 2 pitches
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Nine Gallon Buckets ascends an obvious line of huecos between Cool Ranch Flavor and Overboard. This climb is long and pumpy, and enjoyable the whole way up. There are two sets of anchors on this climb. If you stop at the first, it is 5.9. The second anchor comes after a section of 5.10c and an additional section of 5.9. You can lower off the highest anchor with a 60 M line.

P1. Begin by heading up steep ground to the first bolt (some will want a stick clip-- the moves are not totally trivial), then follow the massive huecos up and left to the first set of chains (5.9).

P2. Continue heading up and left as the pockets get smaller and sparser. The crux arises soon after leaving the first pitch anchor and involves some tricky sidepulls. Remember to look left if you feel like you are running out of positive features on this pitch! The climbing eases after a few bolts, but the pump remains to the final anchor (10c).

Note: the book describes an intermediate anchor between the existing 2, but is it now just a single bolt.

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4 bolts for the first pitch, 7 bolts for the second pitch. 2-bolt Clip-n-Lowers on both anchors