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Formation: Castle Ardbeg. Route: The Whiskey Tour T 
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Planet X, via the route Problicom Motion 
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Princess Bong 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A1

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A1 [details]
FA: Strappo Hughes, Steve Bartlett, May 2004
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Steve "Crusher" Bartlett on Jun 23, 2010

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Princess Bong, viewed from southwest. Crack line i...

Description 

Start: on the south-southwest side, under an obvious crack system.
Climb up the cracks to the summit. This will probably go free. It was blowing a fierce windstorm all day when we climbed this. Rock is mostly good, but the summit area rock is paler and softer.


Location 

Princess Bong is in the Viewfinder Towers, about five miles north of Hanksville. This tower is the southernmost tower on the west side of the road, almost directly across from Planet X. Approaching from the north, this is the last tower on the right, before the road crests a hill and descends towards Hanksville.


Protection 

Gear: standard rack. Drilled anchors at top, rappel north side, single rope



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Strappo gearing up at base of Princess Bong
Strappo gearing up at base of Princess Bong
strappo leading on first ascent, fighting the wind. Sand was blowing everywhere.
strappo leading on first ascent, fighting the wind...
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By Adam Wilson
From: Provo, UT
Apr 7, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A1

no need to nail

By Jared Spaulding
From: Central WY
Nov 24, 2011

Anyone know who owns the red line that is fixed on this route or why it is there? It has been there since spring.