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Birthday Crack

5.9, Trad, 200 ft (61 m),  Avg: 3.2 from 5 votes
FA: unknown
Montana > Northwest Region > Lost Wall

Description

A 200 ft. finger and hand crack ... in Northwest Montana ... on solid rock!

The first 30 ft. is low 5 slab, no gear, the next 170 is sustained 5.9, gear. Solid, straightforward placements throughout. Chains on top. 

It's best to do BC in one pitch ... unless you're into henious hanging belays. 

Double 70s to get down in one rap or you can use the Reacharound chains for two 35-meter raps.

Location

Up the hill, you'll see it.

Protection

Cams: Doubles .2-3, single 4, three .75s wouldn't hurt
Nuts: A rack of medium to large nuts
Alpine draws: As many as you need before you traverse right under the roof, 10-ish

Helpful hints:
- The 4 is your first piece and the only 4 of the climb
- Save the .2s for the last 20 ft.

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B-Day Crack.
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The obvious corner...you won't get lost on this one
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Cool.
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