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Descent crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
French Virgin T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Thunderbolt and Lightfeet T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Jul 7, 2012
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An absolute blast of a route that heads through the splitter crack on the upper headwall. Sustained once out on the face. An absolute must if you can climb the grade.


Obvious splitter crack heading up through an otherwise blank face.


Doubles from #.4-#1 Camalots with one large piece (I used a #3 Camalot but a #4 would allow for more safety) to protect the easy stuff at the bottom. Nuts could easily be placed but when I led it I stuck to cams to keep the pump down...

2 chain anchor up top.


mason boos
fo co
mason boos   fo co
This climb will eat up all the .4-.5s you got. Top traverse is sick!! Jul 2, 2017
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
Excellent climb. Agree with the above statements. Definitely not .10d though. Aug 31, 2012
Ty Morrison-Heath
Bozeman, MT
Ty Morrison-Heath   Bozeman, MT
Possibly one of my favorite single pitch trad climbs in MT. Pretty awesome. Jul 8, 2012