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Routes in Ashes of Stone Buttress

Ashes of Stone T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bozeman Beautiful T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Calm Before the Storm T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, Sport, 190 ft
FA: Terry Kennedy, Donnie Black, Scott Wade, Mindy Shulak, 1980
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on Sep 1, 2011
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Description

Awesome face climbing with a beautiful position high in the canyon. Clip the first bolt, move through the mini roof, and follow a couple more bolts on the rightish side of the rib, eventually climbing a short crack to a large ledge. Scramble up a bit higher on easy 5th rock to a bunch of bolts (apparently placed as a highline anchor). Don't be too surprised if they're not there- they've been chopped before.

Location

River-facing prow on the Ashes of Stone buttress. Walk off to the climber's right and descend the trail used to approach the south face routes of Skyline Buttress.

Protection

Bolts, light rack with emphasis on the smaller stuff.

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Matt Wenger
Bozeman
 
Matt Wenger   Bozeman
 
Don't bother trying to place gear under the roof. Just climb through it to the next bolt. Runout, yes, but easy moves. Excellent route! May 30, 2017
Dana Prosser
Boulder
Dana Prosser   Boulder
This pitch has tricky pro- Hard to get anything in before and after 1st bolt. Probably not the best climb for someone trying to break into 5.9. Aug 18, 2013
lucander
Stone Ridge, NY
  5.9
lucander   Stone Ridge, NY
  5.9
Fantastic climbing, sustained excellence for almost 200' Aug 24, 2012