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Routes in Abominable Snowman

Belmont Brie S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Child of Chaos T,S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Corruption is Contagious S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Creature Comforts S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Creature of Habit S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Crystal Ship S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hill City Shootout: Bullets Not Blanks S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Piranha Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Piranha Roof S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Seven Year Itch S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Side Arm S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Too Easy for Hard Men S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, Sport, 90 ft
FA: Dave Rone (soloist solo) 8/5/08
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Shared By: Dave Rone on Aug 25, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description [Edit]

Climbs better than it looks! Involves all kinds of movement going left of the cracks, right of the cracks, and sometimes up the cracks! In the course of all this you'll find a few nice finger and hand jams (tape the right hand).

The crux is getting past the fixed pin and bolt about 45' up, then another 20' takes you to a nice ledge.

From the ledge traverse right past two bolts to the base of the summit blade. Lieback the blade for a few moves and then hand traverse left to the anchors and a stance. Although not technically too dificult, it's a burly lieback!

The route takes great gear and is well protected, although it does meander a bit so take some long slings to reduce rope drag.

Location [Edit]

This route is the first route you will come to as you walk down the draw to the 'Creature' climbs, C.I.C., and Too Easy for Hard Men.

As with these other routes, walk past Teachers Pet and Crystal Ship, taking the trail up and left, and then down into draw. The trail leading down into the draw is now pretty deeply eroded, you can't miss it.

Protection [Edit]

7 stoppers size 5 - 11
6 cams from #2 Metolius TCU to #1 Camalot
5 bolts


harrison t
Black Hills, SD
harrison t   Black Hills, SD
very crumbly rock. will be good with more traffic Jul 29, 2014

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