New Bu­ga­boos Routes

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Jonny Simms and Crosby John­son climbed a new seven-pitch 5.11 in the Bu­ga­boos called Nigh­train. “The weather was hold­ing. We planned to do a few pitches, come down and start early the next day, given my state of in­som­nia. As an alpin­ist knows, ‘When the weather holds, we climb!’ So we climbed.” All pitches were done as rope stretch­ers and on­sight, ex­cept for pitch-two, which re­quired some clean­ing. On an­other trip, Simms and a guid­ing client, Mar­ley Hodg­son, climbed The Beckey/Chouinard fol­lowed by a new route called Fri­day the 13th, a f ive-pitch 5.10- on Feather with No Name.

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