American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Wyoming, Bitterroot Mountains, Blodgett Canyon, Drip Buttress, McWonder Muffins

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  • Publication Year: 2001

Blodgett Canyon, Drip Buttress, McWonder Muffins, Previously Unreported. Eric Roberts and I climbed a new five-pitch aid route in October, 1999. McWonder Muffins (V 5.7 A3) ascends 200 feet east of the Drip Buttress Route on the south face and is marked 20 feet up with a hanger. It climbs five pitches of mostly aid and tackles two large roofs. Excellent climbing was interspersed with occasional gardening (mostly completed for those interested in repeat ascents). All belays except the top offer two bolts, and retreating from the fourth pitch or rapping the route will require 60-meter ropes. This route is fun, safe, and eats up knifeblades, so bring lots! In addition to a normal aid rack, bring a few medium heads and circleheads, and all kinds of hooks. While the fourth pitch is the crux, the entire route is pretty consistent. In naming this route, we paid homage to our main source of sustenance on the climb: McDonald’s was practically giving away breakfast sandwiches that day.

Ben Osburn, unaffiliated

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