Six feet to the left of "Beer Barrel ArÍte" is an alternate start going up another arÍte, not described in "Central Montana Rock" (1st ed 2006). Not knowing its official name, I'm calling this one "71a" since Beer Barrel is climb 71. Randall, Jake, or other Helena climbers, feel free to update this with the proper name. After 4 or 5 bolts this route and Beer Barrel merge. I find this alternate start slightly more difficult than Beer Barrel, but not enough to give it a harder grade.
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Submitted by: peljack on 2007-08-30
Route ID: 88100