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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : Near Downs : Right Wight (5.12-)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Aug 20, 2013

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Comments: This route is so good! Definitely deserves more traffic...


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Shipyard Rock : Nutra-Sweet (5.11b/c)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: A nu start.... to the classic nutra-sweet.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Photographers' Peak Area : Aquarium Rock : Sea Monkeys (5.10)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: I was told this one is called "Sea Men"...


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine
By: Travis Rypkema When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: Hi! A rack of draws was left behind at sunshine about 6-8 weeks ago. It was a busy day at the main wall and I left them hanging for some friends to use, then had to head home. We know they were probably cleaned off the route(someone in our party is pretty sure they cleaned them off), Black Sheets of Rain, and left on a ledge at the base of one of those routes at the Big Black Face area. There are about 8-10 orange and black petzl draws and 1-2 green and black BD draws. If you see them, or sa... more >>


Location: SD
By: Travis Rypkema When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: Hi! A rack of draws was left behind at sunshine about 6-8 weeks ago. It was a busy day at the main wall and I left them hanging for some friends to use, then had to head home. We know they were probably cleaned off the route(someone in our party is pretty sure they cleaned them off), Black Sheets of Rain, and left on a ledge at the base of one of those routes at the Big Black Face area. There are about 8-10 orange and black petzl draws and 1-2 green and black BD draws. If you see them, or sa... more >>


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : Emancipation Boulders : Daddy's Area : ... : Slant Eyes (V3+)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Nov 20, 2012

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Comments: Larry Schaffer or Curtis Love got the FA on this one..........


Location: SD : Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall : Flatland Fever (5.10d)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: A great route, deserved to be bolted for sure. Originally the top-rope "Wango Tango".


Location: SD : Rock Maze : South Central Rocks : Huck Forest! Huck! (V4) : Photo
By: Travis Rypkema When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: Arrow shows right hand start hold.


Location: SD : Rock Maze : Eastern Area : Double Dyno (V2) : Photo
By: Travis Rypkema When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: There is a great eliminate that starts where the right arrow is pointing. The huge pods of Double Dyno are off. V3-4ish. P.Flemming got the FA of this.


Location: SD : Rock Maze : Eastern Area : Squeeze Job (V1-2)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: Squeeze Job Eliminate. The holds on the left arete are off. Makes it V2-3ish...


Location: SD : Rock Maze : South Central Rocks : Mancala (V4)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Oct 11, 2012

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Comments: Tiger Lilly(? that's the name i heard...) is the right arete.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Needles Eye : The Fan : 99 Problems (5.12)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Jun 20, 2012

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Comments: Stupid sexy Hirsch.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Marker : Inner Marker : Lightning Never Strikes Twi... (5.10+)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Oct 18, 2011

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Comments: Ha! That's awesome, now I'm a known jackass!! (I know-4 years late...)


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Ugly Duckling Boulder : Vise Grips (V7)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Feb 7, 2011

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Comments: A sit start would be cool.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Ugly Duckling Boulder : Vise Grips (V7)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Feb 4, 2011

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Comments: Greg, your dates are more than likely correct. 2003 seems a little late.
Chris, there probably is a red dot there. Some dude went around putting red dots on problems all over the hills and claimed FA's of established problems.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Ugly Duckling Boulder : Vise Grips (V7)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Feb 2, 2011

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Comments: I'm pretty sure I got the FA of this. I asked around and no one(Vern Phinney, Ronagon, et al.) seemed to know about it at the time, summer of 2003 I think. Greg did it that fall, so, whatever year that is. He'll remember.........
Oh, and I called it "Bears see things pretty much the way they are"