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Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Vertigo : A Clean Getaway (5.11)
By: Chris Hirsch When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Never saw anything in the Blue Book. Except for the 5.12- OW crack that Bein TR-ed. Right next to this line but separate. Maybe that's what your thinking of?


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Tusk : Comment : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: I'm pretty sure it's something of Shaffer and Love's. Though Shaffer couldn't remember if it got finished ever. Did it have anchors?


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : The Court House Wall : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jan 6, 2014

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Comments: Again, wrong. I didn't FA this route ;)


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Dec 28, 2013

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Comments: nope. not me.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : King Pin : Organized Crime (5.10- PG13)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: Kris, you guys must have been on the Laptad-Prince Route (5.9) I think. Organized Crime is described as being right of Quartz. It does suck those two bolts were placed there. I never clipped them but sure as hell wanted to!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Spire five : Beethoven's Fifth (5.9+)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jul 5, 2013

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Comments: No, Andy, I would not call the rock quality "great". Not sure this was worth the approach, but it is an aesthetically pleasing line. Gear and climbing was weird. Used lots of small/medium nuts. No need for the bolt or the anchors, but I did clip the pin.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Tusk : Tagua (5.10-)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jun 16, 2013

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Comments: One 70m rope will barely get you down, use caution. Anchor has only webbing tied to the bolts. Maybe bring some extra webbing or chain to replace.


Location: SD : Horsethief Lake Area : The Playground : Hidden Acres : Streaked Wall : Man Afraid of His Horse (5.14a)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jan 30, 2013

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Comments: According to Piana, 13c was the suggested grade. I strongly disagree. Felt much harder for me. Possibly 14a?


Location: CA : Southern Sierra : The Needles / Kern River : The Needles : The Sorcerer : Scirocco (5.12-)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: This is the best and most memorable pitch (linked 1 & 2) that I've ever done!! Was this done ground-up?


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Needles Eye : Bell Tower : For Whom the Bell Tolls (5.11b R)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jul 3, 2012

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Comments: Consistent climbing, yes. Great rock, no.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Needles Eye : Bloody Spire : Fearless Bleeder (5.11 PG13)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jul 3, 2012

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Comments: A new favorite of mine.


Location: WI : Willow River State Park : Able (5.13d)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jul 1, 2012

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Comments: It's Able. I was going for a pun.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Bartizan Wall : The Naked Rib (5.10c R) : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: Ooops. Right, no bolts there.


Location: MN : Swede's Forest : Dead Leaves Boulder. : Choppin' Broccoli (V8)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Dec 3, 2011

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Comments: I had thought Camp got the FA on this one?


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Half Dome
By: Chris Hirsch When: Nov 6, 2011

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Comments: Hey, yes i did. Lots of rock to be had out here. You should come out for a visit!


Location: SD : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Apr 24, 2011

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Comments: I hiked out to this a few months ago. No good. Unless you have some glue-in bolts to spare, because it's sandy. Not as tall as it looks from the road either.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Irie Heights : North Nostril Cave : The Cheat (V7 R)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Mar 6, 2011

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Comments: I had also thought it was meant to be a sit down. If not it should be. It adds a few more fun moves but does not change the grade, just solidfies it at V7.

Oh, and I don't know about the R rating... It's not all that tall and as long as you have pads covering the slab chance of injury is slim.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Ugly Duckling Boulder : Vise Grips (V7)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Feb 3, 2011

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Comments: Oops. Sorry, somebody misinformed me I guess. Either that or I thought I had seen one of those stupid red dots at the start. I can't remember.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Inner Outlet : ... : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Nov 25, 2010

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Comments: Cold Feat 5.7


Location: MN : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock : Payback (V7)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Sep 20, 2010

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Comments: Start as low as you can on the arete with hands matched on the v-shaped edge. Follow the slopers to a seam then top out over the nose/peak of the boulder.


Location: WI : Willow River State Park : Radioactive Man (5.13b)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Mar 7, 2010

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Comments: Raether FA


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : West Bluff Bouldering : West Bluff North : ... : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Nov 5, 2009

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Comments: Haha...Nice name.


Location: SD : The VC : Whoreizontal (5.13a)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Sep 13, 2009

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Comments: I take back what I said about it being a height dependent crux. Today a person of relatively short stature figured out a way through the roof/crux. So it may be easier for taller folk, maybe. But it's hard to say since with such a unique climb. Nice line Mike!!


Location: MN : Barn Bluff (Red Wing) : Winter Wall : Chinese Freedom (5.11d) : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jun 15, 2009

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Comments: Oh yeah cool, a photo of the french free ascent. No but it does look good, different perspective. I'll give ya a call soon JW!


Location: MN : Lake County Road 6 Area (No... : Sawmill Creek Dome : Picnic Rock : Pit Fall (V7-8 PG13) : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jun 2, 2009

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Comments: Wrong one Lynn. The arete to the left of The Prow is Pit Fall.


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