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Thunderbolt and Lightfeet 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Jul 8, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Continue past bomber gear placements to a 2 chain ...

Description 

An absolute blast of a route that heads through the splitter crack on the upper headwall. Sustained once out on the face. An absolute must if you can climb the grade.


Location 

Obvious splitter crack heading up through an otherwise blank face.


Protection 

Doubles from #.4-#1 Camalots with one large piece (I used a #3 Camalot but a #4 would allow for more safety) to protect the easy stuff at the bottom. Nuts could easily be placed but when I led it I stuck to cams to keep the pump down...

2 chain anchor up top.



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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Jul 8, 2012

Possibly one of my favorite single pitch trad climbs in MT. Pretty awesome.

By Nick Stayner
From: The Magic City
Aug 31, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Excellent climb. Agree with the above statements. Definitely not .10d though.