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Bozeman Bullet 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Bob Starinsky and Ed Palen, July 2002
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on May 28, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Higher up on the 2nd ascent (photo by Ed Palen)


The face that makes up the left wall of the large, right-facing corner of "Space Cowboy".


A standard rack up to 2".


One of the most under-rated moderate face-climbs in the Adirondack Park. A true gem with stunning positioning, and equisite movement.

Start below the large, featured face and angle up past a piton, through a broken crack to a horizontal that leads to the arete. Gain the arete, and make use of the copious bread loaf holds littering the arete below the optional belay anchor at 60'.

Either lower from the first set of drop-ins, or continue for another 40 feet up and slight right into the steep and positive corner system leading to another set of drop-ins.

Photos of Bozeman Bullet Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The beautiful arete of Bozeman Bullet.
The beautiful arete of Bozeman Bullet.
Rock Climbing Photo: RH Leading the 2nd ascent (photo by Ed Palen)
BETA PHOTO: RH Leading the 2nd ascent (photo by Ed Palen)
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Szymanski leads Bozeman Bullet.  First trad l...
Mike Szymanski leads Bozeman Bullet. First trad l...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bozeman Bullet, Deadwater, ADK.
Bozeman Bullet, Deadwater, ADK.
Rock Climbing Photo: Misty day at Deadwater
Misty day at Deadwater
Rock Climbing Photo: Rhiannon enjoying the featured face of Bozeman Bul...
Rhiannon enjoying the featured face of Bozeman Bul...

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By Derek Doucet
Feb 24, 2011

One of the best 5.6 pitchs in the greater Keene Valley region. Great rock, cool moves, awesome position for such a short route.
By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Jun 7, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Ranks as one of the best 5.6 routes I've ever climbed. I had done North Country Club Crack the day before, and that had my vote only to be trumped 24 hours later. A couple of the moves are technical, at least not beginner's 5.6 stuff, but not physically demanding. Great combination of technicques and exposure make this a destination climb (and, again, ONLY a 5.6!).

There's a wasp nest in a crakc about 30 feet into the climb. If you're allergic you might want to consider climbing another route. 4 people climbed this while I was there and were entirely ignored by the wasps.
By Nick Weinberg
From: Lyme, NH
Nov 21, 2011

Excellent climb, and probably stout for the 5.6 leader. You can skip the first anchor and continue to the top anchor and then lower off in one pitch.
By garyjutah Jones
Nov 17, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Great climb,thought the first section up to the dropins was 5.6, then a little more difficult to the second. Great 5.6 lead
By Ben Brotelho
From: Albany, NY
Sep 8, 2013

Great route! I was going to lead it after my friend did today, but he encountered a hornet's nest about 5-10 feet below the first anchor, towards the arete on the I took the top rope willingly.
By Dom R
From: Estes Park, Colorado
Apr 1, 2015

Super fun climbing with bomber stopper placements along the whole lower half. when going to the arete be sure to stay left on jugs, I went up into that right facing, small corner feature to the right of the blocky stuff and its a pretty balancey move to get back left with pro at your feet. If you're into that sort of thing though it makes for a fun variation.
By StephenN
May 25, 2016

I highly recommend going to the upper drop-ins. The "Gunks like roof" is very fun and leads to more good rock with fun moves.
By Dan Africk
From: Brooklyn, New York
Aug 7, 2017
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

The start was surprisingly thin and runout, not much pro besides the piton. So as others mentioned, it might be pushing it for a beginning 5.6 leader..

But afterwards, the rest of the route is well protected and fun climbing. I only went to the first anchor.

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