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Conn Route 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Herb and Jan Conn
Season: Anytime
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Submitted By: joelhagan on Oct 4, 2007

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Wicked Picket from the top of Sickle.

Description 

Three pitch route that starts on the Southeast corner of the formation. The first pitch ends on the southeast side after a series of blocks meets a headwall. Belay at the green/yellow area. The second pitch goes up to the left (easier) or right (harder) with the next belay at a ledge before continuing around the corner to the ledge with a tree on it. Continue on the small ledge with a tree on it traversing to a nice vertical crack. Top out. with 2 rope rappel.


Protection 

Nuts, Slings, Cams.



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By ERolls
From: Custer, SD
Oct 6, 2007

Hey Joel,
Is there still a hex up there backing up the two ancient pitons? Or has someone upgraded the top anchor? That was my first 5.7 trad. Nice pic shows the best part of the climb!

By Sue and Jim
Aug 25, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The 2 old pitons are backed up by a somewhat rattly nut.

By Eric Krantz
From: Black Hills
Sep 13, 2008

The nut has been replaced today with a larger one, still rattly but at least it's bigger than the crack now. Needs a register on top - the old eye is still there for it.

Great summit view. One 60m rope gets you *almost* to the ground, and if you swing right you can downclimb a bit and you are there. Best bring two though.

By Tater Tot
From: Custer, SD
Jun 20, 2009
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

The above description has the easy and hard switched when you can choose to go left or right at the 2nd pitch. Right is significantly easier than left. Also I really don't think this route is a full 300 feet. It seems more like 200.