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Routes in Black Line Buttress

Alto Ray T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Line T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Black Line - Directest Finish T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Diesel Driver T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fakir T,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Fringe Benefits T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Just Effacin' the Crowd T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Kabooki Direct T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Lacy Panties T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mirror Image T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rambo T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Thintucky T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 115 ft
FA: Doug Randall, John Kravetz FFA: Terry Kennedy, Jim Kanzler 1977
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A beautiful line, one of the best in the Bozone. Sustained crack movement! Somewhat pumpy...
After busting the "5.7" traverse at the top (I thought it was a bit harder!), you can continue up a grungy 5.7 crack to the top of the buttress, or take a newer, 5.9 bolted finish which is a bit more direct.


The route is near the left end of Black Line's south face. It's the obvious crack.


Take a wide range of gear from blue TCUs to hand sized cams. A larger piece (#3 camalot?) is useful for the traverse. Protect intelligently here to alleviate drag on the last bit (especially if doing the 5.9 bolted finish).


Tim Wolfe
Salt Lake City, UT
Tim Wolfe   Salt Lake City, UT  
Classic crack climbing. Pumpy. A route I have to do every time I return to the Gallatin Jun 28, 2010
Dana Prosser
Dana Prosser   Boulder
Nice route that protects very well! Aug 18, 2013
Nate K
Las Vegas, NV
Nate K   Las Vegas, NV
This really might be the best 5.10 in the bozeman area. Bring gear to #3 offsets are useful but not essential. Pro is great on this one Oct 12, 2014

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