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Tough Trip Through Paradise 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: FA: Jerry Kanzler, 1968 FFA:Bill Dockins 1982
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Submitted By: Ryan Minton on Aug 7, 2011

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Great rock, engaging movement, and good protection all combine to make this yet another classic Practice Rock outing. The route shares the start with Last of the Wild Ones. Begin here (Just around the corner from the start of Theoretically) and ascend upwards for roughly 15 feet, clipping a bolt before coming head level with a rightward traversing rail. A bolt above the rail protects this first crux. Pay attention to your feet as you move past this traverse and gain a seam, then continue upward on good crimps, past three bolts, to a good rest and lower angle crack system halfway up the wall. The bolts disappear here, but now you've got good gear. Climb through the steepening cracks, trending towards a steep, shallow, left facing corner system. Gain this corner and power through past a fixed pin (the second crux) to its top, with a stinger exit move. Above the corner you'll find a good stance with bolted anchors.


This route is located on the prominent west facing wall on the northern end of the crag. It begins around the corner from Theoretically and center punches the face up through the overhanging headwall.


6 draws for bolts and the pin. Gear above the bolted section consists of small to medium stoppers and cams, up to a #2 Camalot can be used. Small stoppers, TCUs, and a .75 Camalot are useful in the upper corner. A 60m rope will work for this route, but be vigilant when lowering or rappelling, as it is a full 30m pitch!

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By Pat Dyess
From: Bozeman, MT
Jul 15, 2013

A fun little variation heads up the face to the right of the finishing corner. Rig a nest of a stoppers before you bust the moves, as any airtime will be huge. Probably bumps it up a letter grade or two.
Side note: It's easy to T.R. the variation too with a BD 0.5 (I think) over the lip.
By Kirkwood Donavin
From: Montana
Nov 1, 2016

This route is really closer to 95'. My 60 meter rope touched down 2 to 3 feet on either end while top roping Tough Trip.

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