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Location: Wyoming > Eastern Big Horns > Crazy Woman Crags > Crazy Woman Cliff > Total Eclipse of the Heart (5.12c)
By: EChristensen When: Aug 28, 2017

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Comments: Didn't start anything else but I was eyeing a couple other lines. The roof 15ft left of this one needs a rap inspection. If the pockets are good it would be a heck of a line. Get on this one and let me know what you think!


Location: Wyoming > Ten Sleep Canyon > French Cattle Ranch > Sector D'or et Bleu > Galactic Emperor (5.14a)
By: EChristensen When: Aug 16, 2017

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Comments: A friend was on this route on 8/14/2017 and said one of the anchor bolts was dangerously loose. He was able to pull it out about 3/4". Use caution!


Location: Wyoming > Ten Sleep Canyon > French Cattle Ranch > Sector D'or et Bleu > Zen Garden (5.12c)
By: EChristensen When: Aug 16, 2017

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Comments: Get on this thing quick while there's still a bit of chalk left...


Location: Wyoming > Ten Sleep Canyon > French Cattle Ranch > Sector D'or et Bleu > Who the F@&% is Jedediah? (5.12a)
By: EChristensen When: Aug 16, 2017

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Comments: A very fun route that climbs a lot better and steeper than it looks. Did not feel like slab climbing at all. The only detractor for me was the odd traverse to the Tutu Man anchor. This one definitely deserves its own anchor.


Location: Wyoming > Ten Sleep Canyon > Valhalla > Ministry Wall > New World Order (5.12d)
By: EChristensen When: Aug 16, 2017

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Comments: Instant classic! Some hard crimps and pockets warm you up for the first crux at about mid height utilizing a mono. Milk the rest then gun it past the upper crux on well spaced two finger pockets. 12d seems fair to me but I can see 13a if you're shorter.


Location: Montana > Big Bear Canyon (the BBC) > South Jersey Shore > 2 Wycked (5.12c)
By: EChristensen When: Aug 4, 2017

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Comments: Until this route sees consistent traffics make sure to bring a brush - the first 5 or 6 bolts collect dust and debris so give it some brush love.


Location: Montana > Big Bear Canyon (the BBC) > South Jersey Shore > Mothmonsterman (5.13a)
By: EChristensen When: Aug 1, 2017

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Comments: I may be a little biased, but IMO this is a contender for best of the grade for Bozeman sport climbs.


Location: Montana > Big Bear Canyon (the BBC)
By: EChristensen When: Jul 31, 2017

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Comments: This area is still being developed so if you happen to see any bolting equipment or fixed lines leave them as you found them.


Location: Montana > Paradise Valley > Yankee Jim > Locomotive Boulders > Gigarete (V7)
By: EChristensen When: Mar 20, 2017

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Comments: I stand corrected on the FA. Just learned it was a group effort with Mike McClure ultimately coming away with the first ascent.


Location: Idaho > Central Idaho > The Fins > The Head Wall > Baked Potato (5.12b)
By: EChristensen When: Jun 15, 2016

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Comments: I figure it's deserves a new name since everyone already knows Yukon Gold as finishing on the right anchor. That's how it's described in all the guides, including the newly updated Idaho Sweet Spots (which I would assume won't be updated again anytime soon). Also, there precedence for this at the Fins already - Koona Kahuna, the Munchies, Mission Control, etc...


Location: Idaho > Central Idaho > The Fins > The Head Wall > Baked Potato (5.12b)
By: EChristensen When: Jun 13, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Ian. We were all wondering why it wasn't bolted with an independent finish in the first place. Much better climbing than the OG finish.


Location: Montana > Paradise Valley > Yankee Jim > Locomotive Boulders > Harmony as a Super Saiyan (V11)
By: EChristensen When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: FA by Joe Meiners and I believe he called it 'Harmony as a Super Saiyan'
FA of the original 'Super Saiyan' (V9?) line was by Griffin Whiteside


Location: Montana > Paradise Valley > Yankee Jim > Locomotive Boulders > Mrs. Leslie (V8)
By: EChristensen When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: FA: Kyle Vassilopoulos


Location: Idaho > Central Idaho > The Fins > The Discovery Wall > Jet A Sector > Viva Montequilla (5.13b)
By: EChristensen When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: Description says "right of Water", should be "left".


Location: Montana
By: EChristensen When: Jul 19, 2015

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Comments: SW MT Blocs: A Bouldering Guide to Southwest Montana is now available for purchase! The guidebook contains beta for more than 1,000 boulder problems in SW Montana. Areas included are Whiskey Gulch, the Tobacco Roots, the Madison Valley, the Gallatin Canyon, Bozeman Area (Overhangatang & Moonshine Boulders), and Yankee Jim Canyon. More information, including example pages, along with a link to purchase can be found at swmtblocs.com. It is also available at Spire Clim... more >>


Location: Montana > Hyalite Canyon > Practice Rock > Cardiac Arete (5.12)
By: EChristensen When: Jul 19, 2015

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Comments: In my opinion this is THE bolted 5.12 testpiece of the Bozeman area. You probably aren't going to hear many people calling it 12b though...


Location: Montana > Tobacco Root Mountains > Mason Lake
By: EChristensen When: Nov 8, 2012

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Comments: There's about 30 established problems above Mason Lake, mostly in the large talus field. There's another dozen or so established around Upper Mason Lake (below the granite big wall) as well. Definitely a lot of potential around Cataract Reservoir, but the rock quality isn't quite as good as the upper stuff.


Location: Montana > Tobacco Root Mountains > Mason Lake > Photo
By: EChristensen When: Nov 8, 2012

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Comments: Not unclimbed. Don't have any route details, but I know this has been climbed on for at least a few decades.


Location: Montana > Gallatin Canyon > Cascade Creek > Lava Pit > Lava Lunge Traverse (V4)
By: EChristensen When: Oct 1, 2012

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Comments: FA = Abominable Ho-Man


Location: Montana > Gallatin Canyon > Cascade Creek > Lava Pit > Lava Lunge SDS (V6)
By: EChristensen When: Oct 1, 2012

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Comments: FA = Ho-Cakes


Location: Montana > Gallatin Canyon > Cascade Creek > Tyler's Problem Boulder > Tyler's Route (V4-5)
By: EChristensen When: Oct 1, 2012

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Comments: FA was probably Tyler Sweeney


Location: Montana > Gallatin Canyon > Cascade Creek > Tyler's Problem Boulder > Feed My Frankenstein (V6)
By: EChristensen When: Sep 28, 2012

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Comments: I thought it might have been that one. I ticked it when I cleaned the problem, but didn't end up using it. It seemed harder to me using it.


Location: Montana > Gallatin Canyon > Cascade Creek > Explosive Boulder > Quail Hunting With Dick Che... (V6-7)
By: EChristensen When: Sep 27, 2012

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Comments: I did it both ways and they both feel about V6. Pick your poison - easier moves to get to the last crimp left handed with a hard throw to the lip or a hard move to get he last crimp right handed and an easy move to the lip.


Location: Montana > Gallatin Canyon > Cascade Creek > Tyler's Problem Boulder > Feed My Frankenstein (V6)
By: EChristensen When: Sep 27, 2012

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Comments: None of the holds I used on the FA are broken...


Location: Wyoming > Ten Sleep Canyon > Valhalla > Vietnam > Napalm Death (5.12c)
By: EChristensen When: Jul 25, 2012

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Comments: To elaborate on the description a little: It appears the original line follows the bolts via two sets of double barrel pockets, then left to the obvious jug rail. But, it seems much easier to follow a line of pockets and crimps about 5 feet left of the third bolt. Also, the dyno mentioned in the book (from the jug rail up and right) is very contrived and much harder than going to a good left hand pinch. Long story short, if you take the path of least resistance left of the bolt line it's mor... more >>


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