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Last Visit: Aug 31, 2004
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All 59 | Routes 12 | Areas 1 | Photos | Page Improvements | Comments 23 | Posts | Stars 21 | Ratings 2
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

El Cracko Diablo

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (96)

Trad, 2 pitches

WY : Devil's Tower : South and East Faces

May 31, 2003

Golden Showers

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (2)

Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'

SD : Falling Rock : South Canyon Wall

May 20, 2003

France By Chance

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (5)

Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'

SD : Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall

Mar 20, 2003

One Finger Solution

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (9)

Sport, TR, 50'

SD : Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall

Feb 16, 2003

Two Bits

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (14)

Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'

SD : Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall

Jan 31, 2003

Seams to Go

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (8)

Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'

SD : Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall

Jan 31, 2003

Adaptation (FA)

5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (4)

Sport, 1 pitch, 40'

SD : Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall

Jan 31, 2003

Pelican's Dyke

5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (38)

Sport, 1 pitch, 60'

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Borneo

Jan 1, 2002

Unnamed 5.9

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (10)

Sport

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Cleaver

Jan 1, 2002

Wisconson Beef

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (22)

Sport

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Cleaver

Jan 1, 2002

Meat is Murder

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (16)

Sport, 1 pitch

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Chopping Block

Jan 1, 2002

The Great Chimney

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R (6)

Trad, 1 pitch

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Chopping Block

Jan 1, 2002

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Cliffs of Dune

SD

Mar 20, 2003

Contributed Comments

 

Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Shipyard Rock : Tuck and Roll (5.10+)
By: Brad Boner When: Oct 11, 2005

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Comments: I would agree that this is not an example of "grid bolting", as there isn't another route next to it that I know of (but I haven't climbed up there in awhile). I think the person who put up this route saw it as a fun way to top out. The crux is low and the belayer should carefully watch the leader.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Sharks Fin : Shark's Breath (5.7)
By: Brad Boner When: Oct 6, 2005

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Comments: Sweet... It's great to see another thread of senseless bickering about retrobolting. It's been awhile. While we're at it, let's fight about new routes in the Needles or chipping holds in Spearfish Canyon. I eagerly await the day when this site becomes COMPLETELY devoted to those who would rather fight via the internet rather than actually contribute something useful.

Having been away from the Hills for a couple years now, I enjoy checking this site from time to time to see who is dredging up... more >>


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Breezy Point : West World : Grotto : The Safety Blade (5.11a)
By: Brad Boner When: Aug 25, 2004

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Comments: If anything this is overbolted at the bottom. I thought they could've been spaced differently to allow for 2-3 less bolts. The route itself is worth doing. I had a good time climbing it the first time, and I'd climb it again if I was in the area. Also a good route to take photographs of people climbing, as the surrounding formations can be easily scrambled for great vantage points.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : South and East Faces : TAD (5.7)
By: Brad Boner When: Aug 18, 2004

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Comments: While TAD isn't the greatest climb on the Tower, it certainly isn't the worst. The second pitch is well worth the slog through the first. Not fantastic by any means, but worth doing if you have a day of climbing and you're in the Solar/El Cracko area. So which route will I have to defend next, Chad? Does Valdez Overhang suck ass? Is Babba Cool not so cool? Bring it on! (please note the good humor in these statements).


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Marker : Middle Marker : Star Dancer (5.8)
By: Brad Boner When: Aug 17, 2004

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Comments: Hey, Toni (and to all my other BH climbing homies),

Western Wyoming has been completely refreshing, you might imagine, compared to my former residence in Gillette. A whole new crop of wilderness to explore, and we've been really taking advantage of it. But even with all these mountains and all that rock in my back yard, I still miss the Black Hills. Hope to make it back before the snow flies, so keep in touch.

Heading up the Grand this week, so wish me luck

Cheers,Brad


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Marker : Middle Marker : Star Dancer (5.8)
By: Brad Boner When: Aug 16, 2004

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Comments: This was my first lead in the Hills, and it freaked the hell out of me. I had the chance to do it again last summer and found it was still well worth the time. I think this route has gotten a little harder over the years as some small crystals have seemed to have broken off near the top, and it may go around 5.9 these days. A well-protected route, however, and a must-do in my opinion. I feel like you're on your own on this one, Chad, as just about every regular Black Hills climber I know hol... more >>


Location: WY : Devil's Tower
By: Brad Boner When: Apr 14, 2004

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Comments: They have a list of route closers on the Tower at the trailhead near the parking lot. I was there on Sunday and it had quite a few routes on it. If you're looking for specifics, call and talk to climbing ranger Chuck Lindsey. He should be able to tell you about specific routes.


Location: SD : Falling Rock : South Canyon Wall : Men Without Egos (5.10b)
By: Brad Boner When: Feb 22, 2004

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Comments: Men w/o Egos and Better a Has-been than a Wannabe are both on a north-facing cliff, across the canyon of the more popular area of Falling Rock (sounds like you were in the right area)... they are very close to the end of the peninsula... Men w/o Egos can be identified by spotting the tree that grows at the cliff edge on north side of the outcropping, and the hangers are directly below the tree... once at the base of the route and facing the cliff, Better a Has-been than a Wannabe is to the le... more >>


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Critical View : Dykes Next Door (5.11-)
By: Brad Boner When: Nov 16, 2003

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Comments: To correct my own comments, I was just on this climb today and it appears that someone recently added anchors at the top. Many thanks to the individual who put them there. Also, I think this route could use one more bolt between number 4 and 5. Although the climbing in that section is relitavely easy (5.8ish), falling just before the fifth bolt could result in a nasty deck on the small ledge below. Just a thought...


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Critical View : Dykes Next Door (5.11-)
By: Brad Boner When: Oct 23, 2003

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Comments: It's worth noting that there are no anchors at the top of this climb (at least there wern't this spring), but the anchors on the top of Critical View are easily accessable. It's best to have someone second this route to clean the draws.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Chopping Block : Meat is Murder (5.11c)
By: Brad Boner When: Oct 7, 2003

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Comments: I think you're right, Brent... I've heard it both ways, but I believe it shows up as "Meat Means Murder" in the guidebook...


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Chopping Block : Valdez Overhang (5.9)
By: Brad Boner When: Oct 6, 2003

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Comments: While Valdez is in the Chopping Block Area, it is not on the Chopping Block formation (The formation that contains Baba Cool, Twelve White Sticks, Meat is Murder, Puppy Stew, Going Up to Harlem with a Pistol in My Jeans, ect.), where you have it listed... Posting it on the same rock as Baba Cool might lead to confusion... and who are you calling a gerbil? I think Verdell needs his supper, you fruity little man!


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