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Ladyfingers Buttress
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Cutthroats Don't Wear Plaid T,S 
Ladyfingers T 
Manly Fingertips S 
Orange Face Left Project TR 
Orange Face Right Project S 
Righteous are the Brave T 
Suprise Inside S 
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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jack & Vanessa Childress, 1996
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Submitted By: Nick Stayner on Sep 11, 2012

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Getting into the Ladyfingers


One of southwest Montana's nicest cracks despite its short length. Start with a short wider section that delivers you on a large ledge. From here, climb a brief section of hands and then enjoy the excellent tips and fingers crack (the crux), seeking out good feet outside the crack. Quite nice.


Uphill and on the opposite side of the buttress from Righteous are the Brave. Very obvious splitter.


Mostly fingers and tips (takes stoppers well). 1 or 2 hand sized. Maybe something wide for the initial bit, though it's short and protecting it might cause a bunch of drag. 2-bolt anchor on top.

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By MTKirk
From: Billings, MT
Oct 3, 2012

Nice! #1 Metolius mastercams are very handy for the crux, if you don't want to fiddle with nuts.
By Dana Prosser
From: Boulder
Aug 18, 2013

By mojede
Sep 13, 2013

FA: Jack and Vanessa Childress '96

FYI, they also put up Nic-arete and Cutthroats...
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