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Bad Daddy T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Big Horn Air Raid T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 425 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Herm, Milo Cagle GU
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Shared By: Bruce Willey on Jul 2, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Pitch 1 is sort of awkward. The crack is good, the feet not so much. Start up a nice crack and roof then traverse up and right, reaching three bolts before the belay.

Pitch 2 needs no explanation other than a splitter handcrack to committing roof.

Pitch 3: stiff fingers off the belay to a nice, perfect layback on a thin rail. ends on a nice summit with great views of the OV and Whites.


There's a rap station below to the right (climber's right) that is for a new route. Better this way as ropes can get snagged on the way down the regular route. Bring a 70m!


Gear to 3 1/2. Three quick draws for the bolts.
Bring some tat for the upper rap anchor (or better yet - 2x 1' sections of chain and some quicklinks). Super high quality crack climbing on par with Rites of Spring and other classics in Pine Creek. Worth the hike. Sep 5, 2017
Rico Tan
Las Vegas, Nevada
Rico Tan   Las Vegas, Nevada
Really great route, just needs more traffic to make the route less mossy , especially the insecure feet on the first and third pitch, I had to smear on loose dry moss . Also the approach trail is pretty covered by grass but thanks to the cairns, we were able to somehow follow it . We did the route on July 4th , got to the start of the route around noon when the whole route was in the sun despite the "north facing" description in the guidebook. By the time we were hiking out 3 hours later , most of the upper pitches were still in the sun . Jul 6, 2017
Austin Archer
Bishop, Ca.
Austin Archer   Bishop, Ca.
Great route with some really nice cracks! Some awkward moves getting to first anchor, nice jamming to super fun roof on the second, Little slippery at the start of the third pitch, with some nice thin fingers. There was a defined little scratch trail from the parking up to the base, but im curious if its covered up some. Nice views of the valley and there are some other obvious lines that have been done and are worth checking out. Feb 14, 2013

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