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Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Sharks Fin : Shark Bait (5.8)
By: Zac Hester When: Aug 11, 2004

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Comments: To DakotaToni:

Sorry to disagree but...

Captain Hook is a great climb, but this is not the one I have described here. I've done Captain Hook--it's up the gully to the left of Shark's Fin and summits a different formation entirely. This is on the same formation as Shark's Breath (5.7) and Shark Attack (5.hard). It's newer than the Mike Lewis guide book (in which Captain Hook appears).


Location: SD : Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall : Killer Wasp From Hell (5.10c)
By: Zac Hester When: Oct 4, 2002

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Comments: I apologize, Andrew. I didn't want to be a sandbagger. 10b is just the first rating I was told (maybe 7 years ago). The last time I climbed it was probably about three years ago and I overheard some other climbers calling it a 10d. It's quite likely the route has changed over the years. Remember that big column that used to be wedged up into the dihedral about thirty feet to the right of Wasp Nest? Russle's Crack or something like that? Stuff out there falls off all the time. If you've c... more >>


Location: SD : Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall : Killer Wasp From Hell (5.10c)
By: Zac Hester When: Sep 23, 2002

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Comments: This is probably the most "classic" route at Falling Rock. Local climbers have called it as easy as 10b and this is the first time I've seen someone list it as hard as 11b. (I guess I feel a lot better for having struggled on this route for so long since it was only supposed to be a stout 10.) After you dial the sequence, though, the climb seems easy for an 11.