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Bust 'er Hymen 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c PG13 [details]
FA: K. Mclaughlin
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Submitted By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 22, 2008

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Seth easing through the crux. Casually.

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Bust 'er was the first set of bolts drilled at Thunder. Climb face moves up to a " pork chop" shape plate, pull hard here to get to the crack above. (crux) Mid -to- hard 5.11. Around corner left of Brown Wall.


Bolts up to crack then gear to top. There are chain anchors at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Upper section of Bust 'er  .    Climber- K. Strick...
Upper section of Bust 'er . Climber- K. Strick...
Rock Climbing Photo: Seth ... cruising on Bust 'er .
Seth ... cruising on Bust 'er .
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Stricker on Bust 'er Hymen.
Kevin Stricker on Bust 'er Hymen.

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By Hansel
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 18, 2008

Looks like a pretty cool climb from the ground. Too bad some immature juvenile frat boy named it, because now my wife will never belay me on it.
By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Dec 17, 2008
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13

Seriously? It's just a piece of rock dude, and a mighty fine one too. If you want to climb it, I'd suggest finding another belayer and giving it a go. Or, you & Gretel could just call it "the route with the unspeakable name" and she could just look the other way while she belay's you.
Dis the name or the quality of the route all you want, after you climb it. No need to talk shit about someone who's put so much time, money & effort into this area.
By richard magill
Dec 18, 2008

Besides, who wears the pants in your relationship anyway?
By richard magill
Dec 18, 2008

By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
Dec 18, 2008

Check out this link if you really want to be offended. There are definitely some routes for Gretel to avoid.
By Mark Tarrant
Dec 19, 2008

Some thoughts to keep in mind for route-naming from GK Chesterton:

"Men are men; but Man is a woman."

"The chief difference between the average man and the average woman is that the woman is a ruler and the man is not."

"When you call a thing female, you have yielded to it utterly."
By Buster Jesik
From: Allenspark, CO
May 20, 2009

I feel obligated to climb this route.
By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
May 26, 2009
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13

It's calling your name... git er' done!!
By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Sep 21, 2012
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13

Buster has its own set of anchors now, no more traversing at the top needed.
By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Sep 22, 2012
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13

Thanks, Glen!
By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Sep 22, 2012
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13

I'd like to take all the credit, Dave, but Kevin did the grunt work!
By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Feb 17, 2014

The crux was definitely entering into crack system. Height was the biggest issue for me trying a delicate reach to the good crimp just below the crack. Other than that, not too shabby at all, a fine route.
By Clint Hager
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 22, 2015

I got on it today, and the crux felt very hard and height-dependent. If you're a shorty, then expect the crux to be somewhat dynamic.

The quality of rock is really good on this route, but I was not a fan of the crux. I've done a lot of harder climbs in Thunder, and this felt pretty stiff for the grade.
By nate post
From: Silverthorne
Mar 6, 2016
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13

I really thought this route was fantastic. I felt good about getting the onsight, because the crux move into the crack would have been easy to screw up. I had to really think about it before making the move.
Unfortunately my wife dislocated her shoulder on the lower section pulling on the crimp near the first bolt. I lowered her to the ground and helped her get it back in socket, not the first time it's happened, so we knew what to do. So trying to Bust'er Hymen actually Busted her Shoulder.

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