Type: Sport, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: Mark Rolofson, Ken Trout and Marsha Trout 1992
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Shared By: EChristensen on Jul 27, 2019
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

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According to Trevor Bowman's Rock Climbs of the Eastern Big Horns, this route was described by Ken Trout as "small hold torture." I disagree. While there are a few small crimps, I thought this was a fantastic route with a great variety of movement and holds on terrific, dead vertical rock.  Incredibly sustained 5.11+ climbing with almost no easy moves on the entire pitch.

Location Suggest change

Poker Face is located on the right side of a clean white arete a few hundred feet right (south) of Bury the Hatchet. The obvious, tightly spaced line of ring bolts is Poker Face. Scramble up the small 12ft tower to begin the route. There is potential to hit the tower going to the second bolt so it might not be a bad idea to bring a stick clip.
There is a closed project on the left side of prow and two 5.13s on the overhanging face right of Poker Face.

Protection Suggest change

11 bolts to clip and lower anchor. Anchor was replaced/upgraded in July 2019.

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