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Climbers at the base of a fat G2
G2 is a relatively wide flow and offers a variety of lines. However, the most common follows the easier central groove up the first step to a ledge feature. Other lines can be more on the order of WI4. There is a two-bolt anchor to the far right above this first step, 90 feet up and directly above a bush. The anchor is somewhat difficult to find and access. Yet, it is useful if climbing with a larger party and a top-rope setup is desirable. If continuing on the standard route, climb up several bulges to reach the final steep step. Here, you have a few options. There is a possible belay cave immediately on the right side of the final steep flow. One can also escape right with a much easier low-angled finish. The standard route tackles the steep bulge(WI4-) and ends at a belay tree to the left. One can rappel the route with two ropes (or one rope with a v-thread) or rap climbers left with one rope and walk down slopes to the base.
G2 is directly up the drainage from G1, and is therefore easily approached by climbing G1. One can then hike up from the anchor to connect with the trail. G1 can also be bypassed by hiking around to the right and then following the trail up and left across the top of the cliff band and up to G2 (~10 minutes).
Tree anchors, or
TR bolts at 90' on right (bring slings)
|By Ben R|
From: Bozeman, MT
Feb 11, 2013
For rappel or top rope- A single 70 meter rope just barely makes it from the tree anchor at the top. Be sure to tie stopper knots just in case.