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Big Bird T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Call Me a Cab T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Close To The Edge S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
DJs S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Edwards Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elf T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Going to Extremes S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Moments Uncertainty T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Paco T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Smear Campaign S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ugandan Giant T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: John Gunnels on Apr 24, 2006
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Description

Follow the bolt line on the face just right of the small roof on the Big Bird Wall.

A BEAUTIFUL route that demonstrates the quality and "flavor" of most of the canyon. Pumpy start... a couple long pulls... SHARP pockets... and a SPECTACULAR view of Tongue River.

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Whoever bolted this route... EXCELLENT JOB! Can't remember for sure... 8 to 10 quickdraws will lead you to a two-bolt chained anchor.

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Ken Duncan
Ft Collins, CO
  5.10a
Ken Duncan   Ft Collins, CO
  5.10a
Great climbing néeds updating though. Three of the last four bolts are button heads or a star drive with SMC hangers. SMC hanger on the second bolt also. Sep 30, 2017
Paxton Alsgaard
Fairfax, VA
Paxton Alsgaard   Fairfax, VA
I was up there this weekend. Didn't climb this route, but I eyeballed it and the second and third bolts seem really close together. Someone may have added a bolt between the first and second? Anyway, looks fun, planning on trying it next chance I get. May 4, 2009
Clay Stoner
Sheridan, Wy
  5.10b
Clay Stoner   Sheridan, Wy
  5.10b
I agree that there could of at least been one more bolt between the 1st and 2nd. It wouldn't bother me except that it is a little cruxy till you get past the 3rd bolt, the rest is some great pocket pulling. Also maybe a little run out to the anchors. All in all, great climb once past the second bolt. Feb 16, 2009
Trevor Bowman
Sheridan, WY
  5.10c
Trevor Bowman   Sheridan, WY
  5.10c
I'd disagree about the excellent bolting, as there is potential to deck between the 1st and 2nd bolts. A good technical route though, that was probably the first sport route in the canyon.

FA: Mike Board, Clay Jenkins, Mick Pattinson, 1987.

10 bolts to chains. Dec 7, 2007