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Smoke Signals 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: John Gogus
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Sep 11, 2006

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The route begins with some fun underclinging and l...

Description 

Smoke Signals is probably the best 5.11 at Sitting Bull, featuring sustained difficulty, some great pockets, and cool moves. Those with softer hands and an aversion to bleeding will appreciate the relatively smooth texture of the stone (compared to the 11s on Rosebud Wall).

Begin with a few easy moves to some right-leaning cracks. Lieback and undercling right-wards along the cracks until big jugs lead left over the intimidating bulge, which is not as hard as looks. After the bulge, some easy climbing up the slab leads to an awkward stance below a left-leaning dihedral/roof. Clip here with difficulty, then traverse awkwardly left up the dihedral. I found pulling the lip of this roof to be the crux. From here, a few easy moves to the right lead to the two-bolt anchor.

Location 

Second bolted route from the left end of the Big Horn Wall.

Protection 

Bolts to 2-eye-bolt-anchor.


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Contemplating the first crux, pulling the obvious ...
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