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Routes in Scorched Earth

Bad, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bal' tucheva S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dirty Harry S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Feeding the Rat S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Fistful of Steel S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Full Belly Deli S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Good, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Naked Butt Dancing S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nightmare Before Christmas S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
No Moral Values S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pretty Polly S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Shock and Awe S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ugly, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Tom Kalakay, March 2003
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Shared By: Ryan and Jesse Morse-Brady on Aug 9, 2012
Admins: grk10vq

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Description

Average Size Person's Perspective: A fine route on limestone pods and shelves. The crux for most is the right step and clip after the lower angle section but it differs for other people. The route starts steep then mellows into easy climbing before moving right through a slight bulge (and great hand jam) to the rap rings, rings can be tricky to clip.

Little Person's Perspective: Great route, with a pumpy start that transitions into great crimps up a column. The obvious crux is at the sloppy vertical hand jams just below the chains, which necessitate an awkward, scary reach.

Location

The Scorched Earth trail heads up then forks just before the wall. Take the left fork and it will be the first climb you encounter at the wall, to the right of a tree/bush. There is one obvious belay station to the right, which serves Pretty Polly.

Protection

Maybe bolts 9?

Photos

B-Mkll Mackall
Bozeman, MT
 
B-Mkll Mackall   Bozeman, MT
 
No need to clip from the sloppy mail slots at the anchors. Just trust me. Oct 1, 2015