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Shooting Blanks 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A1 PG13

Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A1 PG13 [details]
FA: Trevor Bowman & Roy Suggett
New Route: Yes
Season: All but the heat of summer
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Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Mar 5, 2017

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Roy on the summit with the Gun Sight behind.


This is the only conceivable line on the tower. It lies on the NE corner and therefore receives morning sun. A combination of clean aid and a bolt ladder, the line falls quickly and puts smiles on the faces of those that venture into this area.


On the NE side of the Firing Pin which is between Gun-Sight Butte and the Endrada line of cliffs.


Active: BD #s 3 X 1, 4 X 2, new 5 X 1, old 5 X 2, or 6 X 2.

QDs X 8

Shoulder length runners X 2.

Two 4' runners to clip the anchor and mount the summit hump.

Bolts: (8) But bring at least four wires or rivet hangers for the ones w/o hangers.

Anchor: One bolt with a hanger, quicklink and two rap rings attached to the other bolt with a shut.

Rope: One 60m

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By Roy Suggett
Mar 5, 2017

After three days and three new towers the drill ran out of juice or was shooting blanks. We had to return the next day to finish this fun romp.

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