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Olton's Bulge 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Chris Hirsch, Taylor Lais, Jamie Coin, Harrison Teuber
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: harrison t on May 29, 2015

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A worthy addition to the moderates of Rushmore. Great "thuggy" climbing on the first pitch to an easier, but still engaging second pitch.

1) 5.10+ Climb through the first bulge and up the corner placing great gear. Once to the steepness clip a high bolt off great holds and pull on up passing another bolt and gear to the anchor. good ledge. Great pitch on its own. Gear and 3 bolts

2) 5.9+ Traverse delicately left up the small ramp using tiny crystals on the face. Follow a couple bolts passing a black knob and a small ledge until under the right side of a roof, place a piece and pull a bulge. Follow the path of weakness to the top being careful of some loose flakes. Belay up your second and then traverse to the W on easy ground to find the slung rap anchor. Some decent ride potential, but shouldn't be a problem for anyone climbing the 1st pitch. Gear and 3 bolts.

Credit to Hirsch for finding the line and Lais for such a creative name.


Up and left from the low angled chimney start to the 'original route'
Look for a right facing corner that leads up to a juggy bulge in gold rock.


Single rack. draws
2 bolt anchor for pitch 1. gear anchor atop p2 takes anything from #1-4
Single rope rap down S face from slung webbing

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