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Billy Goat's Gruff 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bill Boyle
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Mar 25, 2010

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Aaron Child on Billy Goat's Gruff.

Located in a National Forest Fee Area MORE INFO >>>

Description 

A crimpy, balancy, fun start leads to some sharp-toothed vertical pockets, and followed by a couple of welcome jugs.

Continue up through some slopey, insecure terrain until more positive holds are reached, followed by more slopey goodness.

Surmount a roof-like overhang while feeling just a wee bit desperate, and then finish on positive holds through the last two bolts to the chains.

Location 

The right-most bolted line on the south face of The Watchtower.

Protection 

6 bolts, chain anchors. Chains aren't visible from below, but are up and right from the last bolt (the one under the bulge/roof).


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By Perin Blanchard
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From: Orem, UT
Mar 25, 2010

I'd looked at this unlovely-appearing line a few times and thought, "Ugh. Why would I want to get on that thing?"

However, my partners wanted to climb it and so I, being obviously a creature of the herd, followed suit.

I was pleasantly surprised and quite enjoyed the line, particularly the start. Definitely worth getting on if you're at The Watchtower.