After passing Shipyard Rock and Hornet's Nest, most of South Seas is made up of small spires and fins. Guarding the far side of the area is a large spire with a prominent bombay chimney - this is Child's Molar. Lead Fillings is one of the best 5.9s at Rushmore, and this rock is generally less crowded than the rest of South Seas.
A network of trails passes through South Seas, so generally aim for the spire and you'll get there. It is about a 15 minute walk from the road.
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Lead Fillings 5.9 Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Nitrous Rockcide 5.10b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
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Lead Fillings is one of my favorite routes at Rushmore. To reach the route, scramble up slabs at the base of Child's Molar towards the obvious large chimney. Then descend slightly left to a small stance with a bolted line above it.Follow the bolts (several, well protected) on the left side of the formation to a fixed anchor. Rap off with one rope off the back side....[more] Browse More Classics in SD