Bozeman's Pete Tapley on a Mixed First Ascent
Posted on: February 23, 2011
"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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