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Bush League 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 135'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Thompson, Trevor Bowman & Bryan Schmitz 2005
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Submitted By: B-Mkll Mackall on Mar 11, 2016  with updates from Matt Wenger

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P1: Stem and jam up the short dihedral, skirt left under the bulge, and follow the finger crack to the ledge w/ chains.

P2: Climb up some blocky terrain to meet up with a vertical hand/fist crack with good feet, take it to the top!

Fun for a short 2P tick, but way overshadowed by the other routes on this section of cliff. Rock is pretty solid.


Just right and uphill of Balance of Power and Horse Schist, on the river-facing face. Starts in the obvious dihedral.


Standard rack to 3"

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By Matt Wenger
From: Bozeman
Apr 18, 2017

Is P2 of this route the one that goes off to the right, or directly up from the P1 anchors?
By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
Apr 19, 2017

The original 2nd pitch went up a right-facing corner/chimney and was pretty junky as I recall. It kept the whole route at 5.7. FA: Pete Thompson, Trevor Bowman, Bryan Schmitz, Sept. 2005

Bush League Direct is more like 5.9ish. It cuts left from P1 belay ledge, past a short arête with a couple of bolts and up a groove feature to the top. Not great, but a better finish for sure. We put bolts in on top, but no chain as I recall. Walk off right or rap Balance of Power. FA: Trevor Bowman, Bryan Schmitz, Pete Thompson, Oct. 2005.

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