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Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : Seepy Creepy Wall : Nightmare on Addie Street (5.11c/d)
By: B. Climbin' When: Aug 15, 2015

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Comments: Candyman, 5.12c, Dr. Evil, 5.12c and Buffalo Bill, 5.12a


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Stonehenge : Sing Me Spanish Techno (5.13+ PG13)
By: B. Climbin' When: Jul 28, 2015

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Comments: Good work, Chris! Keep getting after it!


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Danks : Freakin' High (5.11a)
By: B. Climbin' When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments:
  • edit. This route is awesome! Just be prepared to grin and bear the grit that may accumulate over the winter and spring if you are going for onsight. Or just brush a few holds and prepare yourself for a fun red point.



Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Danks : Hurtin' for a Squirtin' (5.12c)
By: B. Climbin' When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Edit* Mr. Yeti seems like a pretty nice guy after all. This is one of my continuing projects and I will continue to climb it making sure that it sees the traffic needed for future accents to be enjoyable by visitors.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Danks
By: B. Climbin' When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: Oh the irony of it all. You come to South Dakota to escape the crowds in Colorado and then proceed to whine about dirty holds...that are probably dirty from a lack of traffic...due to the lack of crowds. Sorry if certain conditions, caused by nature, ruined your onsight. Bring a tooth brush. Bring extra chalk. Bring a better attitude. Drop the desire to onsight everything in sight because Spearfish Canyon climbing is about red pointing. Every climb, in every area, in Spearfish Canyon, has its im... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Danks
By: B. Climbin' When: Jul 18, 2015

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Comments: Well, let's just hope that not-so-Gneiss guy never comes back, I like The Danks uncrowded anyway. But seriously, folks...I can assure you that Mr. Yeti's opinion is not held by the majority of climbers who have come to The Danks and actually enjoyed it.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (m) Smith Rock Group : (3) Phoenix : Fred On Air (5.10c/d)
By: B. Climbin' When: Jul 8, 2015

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Comments: The best 5.10+ onsight I have had the pleasure of bagging at Smith Rock. Can't say enough good things about it. Get on it!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : Near Downs : ... : Photo
By: B. Climbin' When: Jul 7, 2015

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Comments: They ended up going home in a WHAAAMBULANCE!


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Danks : Party In My Pants (5.12a)
By: B. Climbin' When: Jun 27, 2015

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Comments: Bagged this one the evening before we left for Smith Rock again. If you want to get on and send your first 5.12a in Spearfish Canyon, this route is a super good one. Overhung on big holds, picture perfect stone, a crimp section that is crazy (yet doable) and finishing moves on big holds makes this 12a one to write home about.


Yeee ha! Only 15 more routes to go before The Million Cranks in the Danks Project is finished. Black and Tan 5.12b, Schmitt's Gay 5.12b, Booze Cruize 5.11d, Root Beard ... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Danks : Faded (5.11c)
By: B. Climbin' When: May 22, 2015

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Comments: Wander here a whole summer, if you can. Thousands of God's wild blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go by uncounted.
- John Muir

It is with a heavy yet relieved heart that I end the first act of the Million Cranks in the Danks Project. I will be going on a road trip to climb classics in Lander WY, The City of Rocks ID, and Smith Rock OR. Everywhere I go and everything I climb for the next two weeks will not compare to this place I... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Thunderhead : Nimbostratus (5.9+)
By: B. Climbin' When: Mar 14, 2015

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Comments: Success! Red pointed all five of the most fabulous routes on the left hand side of The Thunderhead. I started with Bitches and relaxed and rested my way through every square feet of the difficult stuff. Pussies and Bitches went down first go as did Zephry II which went down without a fight after I figured how to rest before grabbing those small holds at the final crux. A bad foot placement caused me to take the ride on Smoke. After a long rest it went down second go. Cataclysm went into the shad... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Thunderhead : Nimbostratus (5.9+)
By: B. Climbin' When: Mar 12, 2015

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Comments: 6 Thunders Update:

A nice evening session allowed me to figure out that Reigning Pussies and Bitches can be sent first go without a warm up. I decided to climb Zephyr next and sent it on the first go as well. Getting these two longer, pumpy routes out of the way first might make this "enchainment" project of mine totally possible as long as I can catch good rests and overcome the next two cruxes up the hill. Trying to string all 5 together this weekend.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Thunderhead : Nimbostratus (5.9+)
By: B. Climbin' When: Mar 8, 2015

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Comments: Six Thunders In A Day Project:

A three week weather delay caused painfully horrible climbing that led to only 4 out of six climbs attempted and multiple falls and hangs. The following day I led the 11b right out of the gate and fell three times before taking it to the anchors. Sent on the second go. Took down Smoke and Mirrors on the first go and made it all the way to the last bolt on Zephry II before pumping out. Attempted Bitches just once and hung twice. Attempted Zephry II a second time an... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Thunderhead : Nimbostratus (5.9+)
By: B. Climbin' When: Feb 9, 2015

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Comments: Brent Larsen's Six Thunders in a Day Project. Feb 8th 2015.

Nice weather made for the first day of attempting 5 consecutive climbs.

Nimbostratus = Sent first go
Smoke and Mirrors = Sent first go. Worked it to death previous day.
Reigning Pussies and Bitches = 2 hangs.
Katabatic Cataclysm = multiple falls and red pointed after a break.
Zephyr II = 1 hang.
Rip Snorter = not attempted.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Outer Outlet : ... : Photo
By: B. Climbin' When: Dec 5, 2014

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Comments: A great pitch. Gets steep!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Khayyam Spire : Yellow Wall (5.12a)
By: B. Climbin' When: Sep 29, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for all your hard work, Mike. I will be getting on this route for sure now.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : The Black Wall : Cannonball Corner (5.10c) : Photo
By: B. Climbin' When: Sep 25, 2014

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Comments: One of the better "butt shots" I have seen. Looks like an awesome route.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : The Bunny Slope : Got a Pair Like a Hare (5.10d) : Photo
By: B. Climbin' When: Sep 3, 2014

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Comments: There is a ledge at the base of these routes that is covered in grass and dirt. There is plenty of room to belay but it is a good idea for the belayer to attach themselves to a cold shut at the base of each route.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Dark Side : Dark Side Wall : Choobies (5.11d)
By: B. Climbin' When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: For all the Star Wars geeks, this information is straight out of Wookieepedia.

Choobies was a colloquial term used to refer to one's self or one's rear end. The expression "pain in the choobies" was often used to explain something that caused discomfort or was otherwise troublesome.

As far as I know, Choobies was never used in any of the movies but fans on the Star Wars book series will appreciate the vocabulary.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Youbet Jorasses : Inner Course (5.4)
By: B. Climbin' When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: Use doubles.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Steinfell's Dome : Theater of Shadows (5.7)
By: B. Climbin' When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: My wife and I climbed this route on our first day at the city of rocks. It was the highlight of our trip. Thanks for the route, Kevin. It is an absolute must do.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Ice Box
By: B. Climbin' When: May 11, 2014

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Comments: Leave the trad gear in your vehicle. As of this year Ice Box is officially a pure sport climbing area with modern bolts and brand new hardware.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Shipyard Rock : All Tuckered Out (5.10a)
By: B. Climbin' When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: Loved it! Will definitely be putting this route into my spring training rotation from here on out. Sick moves, semi-rad exposure, unusual rock texture, a short nonshitty approach, and one hundred plus feet of clipping bolts make this one a must do.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Shipyard Rock : Tuck and Roll (5.10+)
By: B. Climbin' When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: Finally sacked up and bought a 70 meter rope and did All Tuckered Out and Tuck And Roll in one glorious, long pitch. Good fun!


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Indecent Exposure : Photo
By: B. Climbin' When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: That would be either Split Her or Booska. More than likely the latter since Waldo appears to be heading left. Good times!


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