|East Rosebud Lake
Follow crack system up center of face.
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The final pitch of The Ramp
From: Billings, MT
Oct 3, 2012
I thought the hand crack, over a bulge, start to this was at least 5.8 maybe even 5.9, but it's only one or two moves & the protection is excellent (#1 camalot I think). The "5.9" variation of the last pitch looks hard, it's steep and exposed but I think it climbs easier than the start. DMM Alloy & brass offsets were very useful in the flared cracks that make up the bulk of the route. I took triple camalots from .5 to 1, two #2's, two #3's, & mastercam sizes 0, 1, & 2. Brought BD stoppers but was only able to set a couple, probably would be better to just double up on the offsets. Used lots of extenders (10 or so) even a couple double length to keep the rope running well. With a 70M you can easily reach the top in 4 pitches.
From: Bozeman, MT
Jan 11, 2013
How long were the pitches and how sustained were the cracks? Did you really need triples?
|By Anthony Pavkovich|
Sep 3, 2013
The 5.9 variation for the last pitch is stellar. Great gear placements and rests before each bulge. Excellent finish to this route. For gear, I took a set of cams to #3 and doubled the #s 1-3. Only placed one offset and the bd stoppers went in great.