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Billy Goat T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Ram's Way T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ranger Danger T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Type: Trad, 210 ft, 2 pitches
FA: BBn, JMw DBrn, KmG,JD
Page Views: 546 total, 11/month
Shared By: brian benedon on Oct 26, 2013
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

On the far left side of the Ranger Danger cliff band is a detached block; "Billy Goat Bluff". It is viewable from the west side of town.
Billy Goat climbs a right leaning seam crack.

Location

Located 3 miles up the trail, just before the turn-off to the Finger, and only a few hundred feet above the trail. On the far left side of the Ranger Danger cliff band is a detached 210' block; "Billy Goat Bluff". It is viewable from town.

Protection

P-1, .9 fingers and hands for 70'. Standard rack thru 2", nuts. Ears. Starts at small roof.
P-2 .10+ vertical layback seam with bulges. 140' sm nut(rp), a few med cams, 14 draws.
Two ropes needed to safely rap the route; rap down 130' to the right, on to a dirt ramp right of the first pitch.
There is a single shut 30' below the top, at the crux.

on-site

The Billy Goat got it's first on-site Dec 2 2017, nice job Greg.
I had the great fortune to belay my good buddy Greg on the on-site ascent of the Billy Goat. 12 years after the red point and nearly 20 years after the first pitch was climbed. I could tell that no one else had been on top of the formation by the Tat I left many years ago.

This route climbs an obvious line up perfect rock requireing a variety of techniques, strenuous finger and hand jamming, mantling, slab climbing, and lay backing.

The first pitch climbs a right leaning crack 5.9+, the second pitch climbs up a left leaning seam confirmed at .10+.

This climb is right off the trail and less than two hours from the car. Dec 3, 2017
In the fall of 98 I think, we camped, and I on-sited the first pitch.
5 yrs later I persuaded another sucker, I mean a friend and hard-man to help conquer the upper section on lead via a steep winding seam and slab.
About 2 yrs later I got my Red point after 3 separate attempts.That was 8 yrs ago. don't expect the beta to be perfect.
I don't believe the 2nd P has been seconded. Oct 26, 2013