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Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Hornets Nest : Lonesome Cowboy (5.12+)
By: Mike Housiaux When: 14 hours ago

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Comments: Did you redpoint? To my knowledge and experience with this route. Some of the stronger climbers in the area have agreed this is one of the harder climbs. This route packs a punch you will be hurting. Its long and fairly sustained to the top. Congrats if you redpointed! Grade? I have heard a few numbers thrown around. :)


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Needles Eye : The Thimble : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: 14 hours ago

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Comments: I believe he climbed the 5.8 gill route in the video. Which is the "standard Route" to the summit these days. It is the easiest and really more or less a high ball boulder problem with a crux down low to easier terrain up top. This picture of him on the summit with his rope down the infamous Gill 5.12 route which the video does not show him climbing. I agree that Free Soloing is dangerous. I just wanted to specify the comments are below a misleading picture. Hope this helps.


Location: SD : Rock Maze : South Central Rocks : Mancala (V4) : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: 14 hours ago

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Comments: Its the Tiger Lily Face. Tiger Lily Left and Tiger Lily Right I believe the arÍte is the Tiger Lily Arete?


Location: SD : Custer State Park
By: Mike Housiaux When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Jim,
The Milky way area is up by Sylvan Lake off Trail number 9.


Location: SD : Custer State Park
By: Mike Housiaux When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Annie the granite out here dries very fast. Its common for summer rain storms to move in for a brief moment and if you give it a couple of hours your back climbing. Looks like good weather ahead good luck!


Location: International : North America : Virgin Islands : Virgin Gorda, BVI : The Baths : ... : Left Eye Socket (V1+)
By: Mike Housiaux When: May 22, 2015

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Comments: These problems as well as others are fun. Can't miss this block. Not sure on FA information I climbed here last year and this block had chalk on it. Such cool features.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Olton's Shoulder Area : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: not that I am aware of. I looked at it during this photo. It looked like a very hard steep line up top. I'm sure anyone reading this will have it up here in a week or so. ;)


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Apr 24, 2015

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Comments: Honey Dew and the warm up variation I believe are the same thing from what I have heard. It matches all the descriptions for it anyway.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : God Is Love Boulder : The Dove (V7)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 21, 2015

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Comments: Minus the giant tree in the middle of this its a great problem. Hard Start.


Location: CO : Boulder : Flagstaff : The Flagstaff Amphitheatre : Gill Direct (V4)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: Did Gill do this problem or did a disciple of his? I asked Gill about this problem recently, and he said he didn't recall anything at Flagstaff in the Amphitheater that he did?


Location: SD : Iron Mountain : The Land Of The Way Too Hig... : Agony of Da-Feet Rock : Seam Stress (V5)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: bouldered with an entourage of big pads and spotters. One of the scariest "boulder" problems I have done in the area. Slightly slick fine grain granite.


Location: SD : Iron Mountain : The Land Of The Way Too Hig... : Agony of Da-Feet Rock : Northwest Arete (V1-2)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: Bouldered.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : Emancipation Boulders : Upper Emancipation : The Cavity (V3)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: The landing built by Josh D. Is actually settled and really good now. I have done this problem many times with one pad and felt completely safe. It does help to be a solid V3 climber though. The holds coming out of the Cavity are pretty slopey and gritty. Don't just throw for them. The SDS adds full value also. Starts on the 2 obvious sidepull like crimps. Second move pulls into the Cavity. Just makes the grade solid.


Location: SD : Meat Packing Plant : Settler's Rock (a.k.a., Veg... : The Hulk on Green Monster B... (V9)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: This problem is still unrepeated as far as I know. I spent some time back in the day trying it with some pretty strong boulderers and it just didn't come together. Haven't really had any desire to go back and try. Its a project for the future climber.


Location: SD : Meat Packing Plant : Settler's Rock (a.k.a., Veg... : "The Green Mile" on the Gre... (V10)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: Has Anyone actually sent the full line since Dan broke the hold? Darn It Dan!!!!


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : Emancipation Boulders : Daddy's Area : ... : Slant Eyes (V3+)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 17, 2015

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Comments: There have been huge chunks of rock that have come loose since they burned a sash pile here a year or two ago. The start now is ricey and crumbly choss. Probably not V3 anymore and probably needs some huge clean up at the start.


Location: SD : Lightning Creek : Tsunami Wall~
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: I think for sport routes there could be potential if you know where to look. Bouldering there is a couple good ones.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Needles Ice Climbing : Trail 4 Ice Flow : The Standard Route (WI3)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments:
Late April this is after hot weather sometimes thi...
Late April this is after hot weather sometimes this flow is in solid this time and sometimes it looks like this.



Location: SD : Custer State Park : Needles Ice Climbing : Trail 4 Ice Flow : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments: You can see the other ice flow to the left of the main flow both have been lead.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : The Trash Can Boulders : DYNAMOMETER BLOCK : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 27, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Greg. Did you grade it the same? I have heard its harder now??


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : The Trash Can Boulders : DYNAMOMETER BLOCK : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: Orange (Left) Blast Wave V6
Red (Middle) Dynonometer V hard now
Orange (Right) The Masochist V5


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : The Trash Can Boulders : DYNAMOMETER BLOCK : THE MASOCHIST (V5)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 21, 2015

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Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Chopping Block : Chopping Block (5.3 X)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: ;)


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy Frontside : Seams Easy Boulder : Seams Easy (V5-6)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 18, 2015

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Comments: This route is sharp and packs a punch. I enjoyed the top out though....


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : The Trash Can Boulders : THE TRASH CAN BOULDER : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 7, 2015

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Comments: suprisingly the Red and Yellow lines flow really good and are really fun. The hardest top is the top. Don't expect much. I have done the red close on the yellow. The red you pretty much have to either figure out high feet or jump like I do and slap and just kind of hope you stick? I have video somewhere i need to find of these problems. Glad you did the Blue Line never tried that one I always thought that one looked hard. By the way witnessed a few people very close to sending your V5 in the Tra... more >>


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