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Bal'tucheva - 5.11c

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


A very long route with three distinct cruxes. Save your strength for the last moves. It is borderline slab with very few holds. The "Rock climbs of Southwest Montana" guide gives it 11a, but I'd give it 11c. A Montana 5.11a for sure.

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One 60 meter is just enough

Submitted by: kprond on 2010-04-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
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Route ID: 104361

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: beerbelly on 2011-11-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars ...

Is this to the right of shock and awe?

Added: 2011-11-12

  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: attagirl on 2011-05-02 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Long route, tricky!

Bottom is bouldery, there's a bulge to pull midway, and the top is thin, not much in the way of feet. Watch your rope positioning at the top, I got a good rope burn from a fall there. Watch for loose rock in the spring.

Added: 2011-05-05

  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kprond on 2010-04-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars great long route

A good roof crux midway, and another great crux just before the chains.

Added: 2010-04-17