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Crimps and Cramps S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Up the Buttress S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 95 ft
FA: Steve Wilger and John Biddick
Page Views: 166 total, 5/month
Shared By: wilgear on Apr 16, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This is a well bolted safe route by Needle standards. The route goes up a the rounded buttress.


This route is on the west side the formation. Look for a line of bolts going up the face. There is a seam at the bottom of the route that leads to face climbing. It is the right route of the two routes that are currently there.


13 bolts to chains.


I'm pretty sure this is an old Archbold, Goldstone, Sutton, Piana, and Kertzman route. Almost positive...just don't have anything to back it up. And if the real Wilger was there...he was wearing a wig, as always. Jul 13, 2017