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Bozeman's Pete Tapley on a Mixed First Ascent

Posted on: February 23, 2011

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"A trad route with decent natural gear that includes small cams, wires, pins and some clutch Spectre placements in frozen moss and choss. The grade is M5 and the length is a mere 20M - it's short and sweet. Most notable is it's proximity to the Genesis 1 area, only a few hundred feet to the left of this hugely-popular site. I'm pretty stoked on the idea that one can still find an adventure so easily in Hyalite. Sketchy? Maybe a bit...it's definitely a "heads up" sort of pitch. The gear is tricky and the moves are very consistent; you can think of it in the same way as an old, classic, run-out 5.9. There has already been talk of a sandbag rating, but I did take a second lap on it solo a week or two later and would confirm the grade based on that experience, so maybe m5 with an "s" suffix." - Pete Tapley

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