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Routes in Good Medicine Area

Adore T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bear Dance, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Black Elk S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chocolate Moose T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dream Catcher S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Fire Water S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Forgotten Warrior S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ghost Dance S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Good Medicine S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
I Am Haunted S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Indian Summer S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Legend, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Medicine Man S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Moon Stone S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Peace Treaty S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ruthie Boulder V? ?
Sacred Hoop S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Spirit Guide S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sun Dog S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tomahawk in the Back S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tribal Warfare S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Vision Quest S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
White Man's Burden T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Wind Walker S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Wounded Knee S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Jim Stone, Summer 1996
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Shared By: grk10vq on Apr 11, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

A Vision Quest is a Native American rite of passage carried out by older children in order to find themselves and further their steps to joining adulthood. This quest is done alone in the wild and continues until the child finds personal direction and returns home. The quest's intention is to gain a spiritual connection by enduring hallucinations and overcoming feats associated with starvation and sensory deprivation.

Hop on this route too soon after warming-up and you too will feel like you're on a vision quest. This route begins steep with a highly sequential set of difficult and unrelenting moves over edges, side pulls, slopers, and poor feet. Choose the wrong path and suffer a sense of abandonment and solitude.

Start steep off the ground and power through a trio of tough, steepening bulges, passing four bolts. Move right-up-left-up and over some very difficult and pumpy terrain (this will also earn you 30 free guys on Contra). Surpass this journey and graduate to an easier, more directed path. Surviving this stunt allows passage over a quick and easy scramble to gain the ridge. The trek home begins here as you climb the sharp arete passing positive and sometimes awkward holds to the anchor. Conquer this achievement and feel entitled to advance to tougher, more mature routes at the wall.

While Vision Quest won't win any awards for being ultra-classic, it is still a worthwhile undertaking. An early crux is nice and allows a enjoyable finish.

Location

Vision Quest sits on the farthest left end of the face at the Good Medicine Wall. It lies just left of Sacred Hoop and is easily recognized by the upper, left-most, sharp arete that marks it's final stretch.

Protection

Nine bolts to a chain anchor. (A long sling or two draws on the first bolt past the scramble will help eliminates drag)

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