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India Ink 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Best, Bill Dockins, September 1996
Season: Afternoon shade
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Submitted By: Nick Stayner on Aug 7, 2011

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Description 

Another excellent Bowling Ball Wall line. Bust a cruxy traverse start. Continue up excellent pumpy climbing past a nut placement and a bolt or two to a horizontal break with a fixed nut. Follow the horizontal left to a stout finish past two more bolts.


Location 

Located left of Soft in the Middle and right of Ten Pin (blank-looking sport with the only fixed draws on the wall).


Protection 

Bolts, small to medium stoppers. Chain anchor on top.



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By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Aug 7, 2011

This pitch, established in various pieces over the years, has an interesting history involving some of the Gallatin's best climbers. I feel like I'd be selling Bill Dockins & Tom Kalakay short to discuss it here, so do everyone a favor and buy his book: Bozeman Rock Climbs, 3rd Edition. Excellent historical info for this pitch and the entire Canyon.