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Broken Keg Blues 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Randall Green (2002)
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Submitted By: Adam Pankratz on Jan 31, 2016

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Description 

Climb up the slabby face of the granite formation after passing a decent little crack.

Location 

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

Protection 

Bolts to chains.


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By Bryan Gartland
From: Helena, MT
Apr 21, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The Central Montana Rock book got this and Beer Barrel Arête 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.

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