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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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Child's Molar:
Lead Fillings 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Nitrous Rockcide 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Child's Molar
Route begins right next to Lead Fillings but goes vertical as opposed to traversing left. It starts out with fairly large jugs then transitions onto a big flake into a finger crack followed by some face climbing to the top. The route was put in by Adam Pequette last year, a definite must do at Rushmore....[more] Browse More Classics in SD