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Evergreen Arete S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Forbidden Fruit S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Roller Girls S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Silver Surfer Suit S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Straw Man S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Third Power, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Uber Ass S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Alek Tkach 1998
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on Aug 9, 2011
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Description

An excellent outing for the grade, offering up some grade A overhanging enduro climbing. Really fun movement and great holds.

Location

First route left of the beautiful arete (Evergreen Arete) that divides the east and north faces of the Cube. Features two closely spaced bolts down low, the first one being within arm's reach when standing on the ground.

Protection

Six bolts, 2 bolt anchor on top.

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Phil Lauffen
The Bubble
  5.12-
Phil Lauffen   The Bubble
  5.12-
Great route. 12- seemed fair. Definite boulder-lunge crux that belied the idea that this is a power-endurance route. Aug 11, 2017
Herm-Dawg Millionaire
Bozeman, Montana
  5.12a
Herm-Dawg Millionaire   Bozeman, Montana
  5.12a
12a. Super fun line. I really can't see how someone could give it a bomb. Sep 18, 2016
Seth Kane
Bozeman, Montana
  5.12
Seth Kane   Bozeman, Montana
  5.12
The clipping hold for the fourth bolt broke sometime this summer. This section is now the crux and the route's a few letter grades harder. Sep 6, 2016
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
 
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
 
Hey gordwah.... if you're going to give a route a bomb rating, at least make a comment or two regarding why the route is so awful! Otherwise it looks like you just got your feelings hurt because the route was harder than you though it would be.

For what it's worth, I felt the route was spot-on at 12a, even on par with the grade at other areas (Tensleep, Lander, Natural Bridge, etc...) Jun 3, 2013
Kevin Macartney
Laramie, WY
  5.12a
Kevin Macartney   Laramie, WY
  5.12a
Every area is different, if you tried to normalize grades globally it might be 12c. When you look at the other routes on the Cube though and then expand that to the rest of Bozeman this fits nicely at 12a.

Sandbagging is just ingrained in the culture here unlike say Ten Sleep or Joe's Valley where everyone agrees the grades are a little soft. Jun 2, 2013
gordwah
colorado
  5.12+
gordwah   colorado
  5.12+
Sandbag all the routes are sandbagged more like 12c Jun 29, 2012