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Routes in King (West Face)

Aerial Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Coming of Age T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Frack S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Frick S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Royal We, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Unknown 5.9+ S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
White Line T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Eric Fjellanger on Jul 28, 2014 with updates
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Description

This line climbs the lower face and then up the prominent hand/finger crack in the middle of the wall.

P1: Climb the large, low angle right-facing dihedral with a large tree in it. Head left above the dihedral towards the base of the crack. (5.7)

Alternatively, climb P1 of Aerial Book.

P2: Enjoy the easier-than-it-looks hand/finger splitter to a bolted anchor at the top of the wall.

Descent: 2 Rappels. Midway chains are down and rappeler's right.

Location

Right in the middle of the face.

Protection

Gear to 3", emphasis on wide fingers/hands.

Photos

Matt Wenger
Bozeman
 
Matt Wenger   Bozeman
 
I second Bryan Gartland. This crack is one of the most memorable I have ever climbed. May 11, 2017
Bryan Gartland
Helena, MT
Bryan Gartland   Helena, MT
The second pitch is one of the best 5.8 cracks in Montana. Dec 11, 2014