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Buffalo Nickel 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Rob Rives on Sep 24, 2012

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The wondrous worm hole!


P1 - Start as for Boardwalk, climbing straight up to the low set of rappel anchors. From here, head straight up and bypass the roof on the right, climbing either the large corner above or (more fun and less dirty) the face directly right of the large corner. Belay on healthy ledge.

P2 - Head straight up through large and completely detached blocks. Be careful, pull lightly! Escape left through a hole and traverse left to the Broach anchors.

Logistically, this route is easier to run into a single pitch. Be smart with your rope management.


Locate the large corner on the left of Boardwalk's face. That's your target!


Standard rack.

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By Stuart Parker
From: Missoula, MT
Aug 29, 2013

This climb is fantastic! I would go as far as to call it a classic! If for nothing else, do it for the worm hole!
By Curtis Baird
Jan 11, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This route is a classic in my book. Once you get above the rap anchors the route is fantastic. Basically follow the corner all the way to the roof then move through the wormhole on the left. This route has some detached blocks so be careful. This route is underrated!!!!!

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