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Black Narcissist S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Captain Tombstoner S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Choking Lois S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Fortress of Solitude S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Gettin' Rich S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Jesus Christ Super Jew S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jesus Christ Super Man S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Luthor S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mining Space Rocks S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Poking Lois S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Selling Air S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Solid Gold Secret Sauce S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Aaron Huey, 1999
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Shared By: Top Rope Hero on Oct 3, 2011
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Bolted crack/flake thingy that flares open at the top enough to accept extra-thin climbers and midgets. Burly boys can just lieback left a bit with generous knobs/edges on either side.

The Huey lists it as "9+/10-," but the lieback felt secure at 9 and my wafer-thin after dinner mint partner said jamming and then squeezing through OW style felt pretty soft, too. Call it a 9 no matter whacha do.


The very first crack after you scramble down (or around) the Daily Planet boulder. Can't miss it. If you DO come around DP, you'll see that Captain Tombstoner actually does ascend the left side of a huge, tombstone-like flake.


Four bolts + 2-bolt chain anchor.


B-Mkll Mackall
Bozeman, MT
B-Mkll Mackall   Bozeman, MT
Ascends the right side of the flake, not the left. Sep 18, 2014
Wyatt H
Wyatt H  
You don't even need to jam or layback - just reach inside the crack and grab the bomber lip around the corner. I can't lead 9s or even 8s and I found this pretty easy. I think 7 is generous. Fun though. Jun 12, 2014