Country Western Swing aka Mystery Blocks
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It is the obvious dike feature that snakes from left to right. Scramble up onto the slab to begin the route, the first bolt can be clipped from there. Move your way up the face on large, not so positive holds. At the third bolt, traverse right to the finish of Call Me Barney (the thin crack), and top out. This is a rad climb that flows nicely.
This is about 30 feet left of The Rookie, and finishes at the top of Call Me Barney.
3 quickdraws for the the bolts and bring slings for the anchors, to minimize drag, since the bolts are about 4 feet past the lip.
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Country Swing, 2007.
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|By Dave Bohn aka "Old Fart"|
Jun 18, 2009
Hopefully somebody has tightened all the ancient bolts since my last time up it in '95. At that point, they were all spinners, and I knew I was probably at the crux when I clipped the lousiest bolt of them all.
You might want to have 1 or 2 pieces of 3/4 to 1" gear to protect the crack after the pumpy overhanging bolted start to get to the anchors.
From: Laramie, WY
Jun 20, 2009
The bolts have been replaced, or at least they are not the spinners you described.
Nov 14, 2010
The actual name for this route is "Country Swing". The first ascent was climbed the day after a wild night out in Laramie. The evening started with a Willie Nelson concert, followed by many brews at one of the Laramie cowboy bars. Lyle Schultze was my climbing partner as well as drinking partner, and significantly out performed me at the bar!