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Paint it Brown

5.11c/d, Sport,  Avg: 3.3 from 3 votes
Montana > Southwest Region > Gallatin Canyon > E Side > Northern Exposure


Although dubious rock quality abounds, the vast variety of holds more than makes up for it. Head on up the left most bolt line as you approach some of the steepest rock in the Gallatin. Once the steepness is surmounted, head out right for some sadly less than stellar climbing to the anchors.


This and the next 2 routes start on a ledge one encounters soon after dropping into the old Skyline descent gully. This and Against the Grain start behind a large pine. This is the left one.


As Bill has aged, his bolt spacing has steadily decreased. Expect pleasant, worry-free climbing. 13 bolts to chains

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[Hide Comment] I thought the rock was pretty good on this one, save for a few spots of minor exfoliation. The tree up top needs to get the chop, or the anchors moved down to the left of the tree. Aug 12, 2015