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Pie for Strength S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 300 ft, 4 pitches
FA: Scott & Turley
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Shared By: Mill Creek Report on Jan 4, 2013
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Description

Justifiably popular 4-pitch sport route that leads to the top of the rim. Each pitch is interesting and varied. Pitch 1: 10c, 20 m. Pitch 2: 10d, 20 m. Pitch 3, 11a/b, 30 m. Pitch 4, 5.9, 18 m. The third pitch ends on a ledge that if you walk east will lead to the Tick Farm, etc. If you rappel the route make sure to knot the ends of the rope. A doubled 60 m rope is just barely long enough!

Location

After First Girlfriend Buttress do not climb up to the Tick Farm/Amphitheater but continue strait around the base of the main cliff for about 10-15 minutes. There is a cairn below the route. You can easily see the roof on the first pitch.

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Keatan
Bozeman, MT
 
Keatan   Bozeman, MT
 
Linking pitches 1&2 is definitely a great way to do it. Was able to do so with 15 draws and some back-cleaning. 18 draws should do it. I also wish I had 2-3 extendable draws to help with rope-drag on that long pitch. There is no anchor at the top of pitch 4. Nov 14, 2016
Josh Kornish
tufaclimbing.com
  5.11-
Josh Kornish   tufaclimbing.com
  5.11-
Linking pitches 1 & 2 is logical and makes for a stellar pitch! Much different than your typical Bitterroot line. The whole thing is stellar especially the fingers on the crux pitch. Dec 7, 2013