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Routes in Big Horn Wall

Broken Arrows S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Counting Coup S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Custer's Last Stand S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Ghost Dancers S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ghost Dancers Extension S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
It is not Necessary for Eagles to be Crows S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Kootenai Cruiser S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
On the Prowl S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Smoke Signals S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tribal War S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: John Gogus
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Sep 11, 2006
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Smoke Signals is probably the best 5.11 at Sitting Bull, featuring sustained difficulty, some great pockets, and cool moves. Those with softer hands and an aversion to bleeding will appreciate the relatively smooth texture of the stone (compared to the 11s on Rosebud Wall).

Begin with a few easy moves to some right-leaning cracks. Lieback and undercling right-wards along the cracks until big jugs lead left over the intimidating bulge, which is not as hard as looks. After the bulge, some easy climbing up the slab leads to an awkward stance below a left-leaning dihedral/roof. Clip here with difficulty, then traverse awkwardly left up the dihedral. I found pulling the lip of this roof to be the crux. From here, a few easy moves to the right lead to the two-bolt anchor.

Location

Second bolted route from the left end of the Big Horn Wall.

Protection

Bolts to 2-eye-bolt-anchor.

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