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Black Hills Gold S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Not Worth Your While T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Texas Tea S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Bob Gaines and Frank Bentwood, March 2015
Page Views: 186 total, 6/month
Shared By: Bob Gaines on Mar 19, 2015
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This testpiece climbs the improbable face to the right of Black Hills Gold, sharing the same lower-off anchor.

The rock is grainy, but the sequences are quintessential Josh: perplexing and tricky, with funky combinations- like a series of boulder problems.

Over time, I think this route will clean up nicely since it's easy to toprope off the Black Hills Gold anchor by swinging over to the right and clipping the top 3 bolts while lowering down after leading Black Hills Gold.

No move harder than around 11b, but a very tough onsite due to the ultra tricky sequences.

Protection

6 bolts, plus optional .25 to .4 inch CDs at the horizontal crack between the 3rd and 4th bolts. These are blind placements (I preplaced these on the first ascent).

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