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YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 4 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Scott & Turley
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Submitted By: Mill Creek Report on Jan 4, 2013

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Looking up pitch three. Gorgeous


Justifiably popular 4-pitch sport route that leads to the top of the rim. Each pitch is interesting and varied. Pitch 1: 10c, 20 m. Pitch 2: 10d, 20 m. Pitch 3, 11a/b, 30 m. Pitch 4, 5.9, 18 m. The third pitch ends on a ledge that if you walk east will lead to the Tick Farm, etc. If you rappel the route make sure to knot the ends of the rope. A doubled 60 m rope is just barely long enough!


After First Girlfriend Buttress do not climb up to the Tick Farm/Amphitheater but continue strait around the base of the main cliff for about 10-15 minutes. There is a cairn below the route. You can easily see the roof on the first pitch.



Photos of Pie for Strength Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1 below the roof
Pitch 1 below the roof
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2
Pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers at the base of Pie
Climbers at the base of Pie

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By Josh Kornish
Dec 7, 2013
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Linking pitches 1 & 2 is logical and makes for a stellar pitch! Much different than your typical Bitterroot line. The whole thing is stellar especially the fingers on the crux pitch.
By Keatan
From: Bozeman, MT
Nov 14, 2016

Linking pitches 1&2 is definitely a great way to do it. Was able to do so with 15 draws and some back-cleaning. 18 draws should do it. I also wish I had 2-3 extendable draws to help with rope-drag on that long pitch. There is no anchor at the top of pitch 4.

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