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Routes in Gallatin Tower

Bowling for Buicks S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dagger, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Best T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Generation X T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Guide Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
India Ink T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Innocent Bystandard S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Orange Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Soft in the Middle T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Spare Tire T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Standard Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Standard Route Direct Finish T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ten Pin S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Thing In Between T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tigger T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Top Heavy T,S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Tom Kalakay 1988
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on Nov 17, 2010
Admins: grk10vq

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Description

Awesome sport climb on the Bowling Ball Wall (Gallatin Tower south face). Fun, diverse climbing on slightly overhanging, heavily featured gneiss.

Location

Look for the route near the left end of the wall with a high first bolt and lots of chalk. A guidebook is helpful since there are a lot of routes on this face.

Protection

Bolts. Probably want to stick clip the first one.

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Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
 
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
 
re: Bull in a China Closet- I tried it once a couple years ago and didn't like it near as much as the others on the wall. Thought the bolting was a little off setting up some really odd clips. Never got back on it.

Others seem to like it though! Nov 18, 2012
kozzybear406
Livingston, MT
kozzybear406   Livingston, MT
Comments on the route just to the right, Bull in a China Closet? Nov 18, 2012
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
 
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
 
So what you're saying is.... prehung draws make clips easier? :) Oct 15, 2012
Fink Fink
Jackson, WY & Bozeman, MT
  5.12a
Fink Fink   Jackson, WY & Bozeman, MT
  5.12a
Favorite line on the wall as well. 2nd and 3rd bolts are vastly easier to clip if the draws are already hanging. Needing to hang the 2nd draw in particular requires an extra foot move from the shake at the horizontal. ymmv. Oct 14, 2012
grk10vq    
great route, great name!
possibly the best line on the wall. Nov 18, 2010