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Beer Barrel Arete S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Broken Keg Blues S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
School Daze S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, TR, 50 ft
FA: Randall Green (2002)
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Shared By: Adam Pankratz on Jan 31, 2016
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Climb up the slabby face of the granite formation after passing a decent little crack.


Located on the SW corner of the crag just right of Beer Barrel Arete.


Bolts to chains.


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Bryan Gartland
Helena, MT
Bryan Gartland   Helena, MT
The Central Montana Rock book got this and Beer Barrel ArĂȘte mixed up in the published photo. Broken Keg Blues is located on the south face of Haystack, towards looker's left. It starts about 30 feet RIGHT of the BBA. And it does not share an anchor with BBA - it has it's own set of chains.

BKB is a sandbag at 5.7. Moving from the crack into the small bowl above the second bolt is more like 5.8 or 5.9.

2017 edit - I hopped on this over this past weekend and the crux didn't seem too bad, especially considering it was my first day out for the season. 5.8 is about right. Apr 21, 2016