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Anaphylactic Shock S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Beetle Juice S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Bug's Tomorrow S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Butterfly S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Hornet's Chimney T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Lonesome Cowboy T,TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Mothra S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Mr. Critical S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Mr. Critical Variation S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pollinator, The S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Second Hand Rose Arete S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Swarm S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Vespidae S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
W.A.S.P. (center variation start) T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 140 ft
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Shared By: Brent Barghahn on May 4, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Great squeezing with airy stances. Not as dirty as it appears below.

Follow the chimney up to the large roof. Squeeze out and up past the roof, enjoying the open air below. Follow the left arete to anchors at the summit.

Two single rope rappels or one double rope rappel


The continuous chimney under the large roof on the NE side of the formation. Just up the gully from Beetlejuice


0.4-#4, optional #5


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Andrew Schrader
Helena, MT
Andrew Schrader   Helena, MT
A local suggested I went left below roof at horizontal crack, build a belay then work up other chimney to ridge. Have to climb mossy low angle slab to build a belay and pull through a #6 roof. It goes but not recommended.

A 5 and 6 were both nice to have to stay further out in the chimney vs fishing smaller gear into the cracks at the back. Jul 5, 2017

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