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Routes in The Back Side

Crimps and Cramps S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Up the Buttress S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Josh Hammling, Steve Wilger, John Biddick, and Clark Machtemes
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Shared By: wilgear on Apr 16, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description [Suggest Change]

The full name is "Crimps and Cramps, and Farts from Gramps" in reference to Biddick as he was hammering on the drill.
The route starts in a steep water streak to gain the upper rounded arete. To reach the upper section of the route, you can slide a little right in a trough or make it a little harder and go straight up the bolt line.

Location [Suggest Change]

On the west side of the formation. It is the left of the current two routes in the area. The start is about 25 feet left of Up the Buttress.

Protection [Suggest Change]

About 12 bolts to chains. Well bolted by Needle standards.


st.Stephen, mn
Grant1732   st.Stephen, mn
Fun route. Protected well. A nice route to improve sport lead skills because of the great bolt placement.
Jul 23, 2015

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