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Routes in Practice Rock

5.6 Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bird Woman S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Blind Black Babies T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cardiac Arete S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cardiac Bypass T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fiver, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jerry's Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jerry's Variation T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Last of the Wild Ones Variation T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pinnacle Dihedral T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pinnacle Standard T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rosebush Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Silent Rock T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Slanting Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spiral, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Strawberry Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Theoretically T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tough Trip Through Paradise T,S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unknown Variation T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wide Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wizards Well T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 65 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Justin Marlen on Mar 6, 2009
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Potential road closures in winter. Details

Description

This route follows the obvious, right-leaning hand crack on the west-facing wall at Practice Rock. Climb the crack up and right until you reach a ramp with an old quarter inch bolt. Continue up a few ledges to the bolt anchor above and slightly left. Alternatively, there is another bolted anchor to the right on the big ledge. This route is mislabeled as "Practice Crack" in the new Southwest Montana Rock guide.

Location

Start this route at the small ledge formed where the Pinnacle formation adjoins the main Practice Rock formation. A single rope rappel will get you down from your choice of bolted anchors.

Protection

Cams from #2 TCU to #2 BD. An extra piece or two around #1 BD is helpful.

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Brian Hagerty
Billings, MT
Brian Hagerty   Billings, MT
Priceless!!! Nov 3, 2017
I lost my Guatemalan Eight-Strand Earth Bracelet in this crack, spent the night looking for it with my phone flashlight Nov 1, 2017
Ty Morrison-Heath
Bozeman, MT
 
Ty Morrison-Heath   Bozeman, MT
 
Great first trad lead if you know where the anchors are. Eats gear so you can sew it up. Mar 22, 2011
Bud Martin
Bozeman, MT
  5.6
Bud Martin   Bozeman, MT
  5.6
There's a few good nut placements too. Oct 6, 2010
Tim Wolfe
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.6
Tim Wolfe   Salt Lake City, UT  
  5.6
My first ever lead in 1981 - I placed nearly an entire rack of hexes and stoppers into this route. It is quite safe, not too pumpy a great first route for the fledgling trad leader. Wonderful memories. Jun 28, 2010
Thanks Aug 5, 2009
Justin Marlen
Bozeman, MT
 
Justin Marlen   Bozeman, MT
 
Duly noted and corrected, Tom. Aug 3, 2009
It's called "5.6 Crack", another example of that book renaming routes.... Jun 19, 2009