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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Howard Doyle, Phil Sena, and Paul Muehl 1984
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Submitted By: Robbie Freidel on May 21, 2012

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Cyanide 5.9


start at the bottom of the small ledge next to a dirt mound, climb up with little protection to a nice pod about 35 feet up. Place good gear then climb the small overhanging finger crack.(crux)Then its about 20 feet of easy climbing to the top with an optional gear placement. Descent: you can either walk of or sling a big horn with your rope and rappel.


walk about 25 yards past End Pin. If you turn around and face End Pin it will be on the left side. It is to the right of Bushwhacker. look for and overhang with a small pod below it.


small to medium cams/nuts

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By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
May 22, 2012

F.A. Howard Doyle & Paul Duval around 1987... Not sure of the name.
By AhK
May 23, 2012

Cyanide, from Muehl's Blue Book, seems to fit the description.

FA: Howard Doyle, Phil Sena, and Paul Muehl, Aug. 5, 1984.

Any insight, Brent?
By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
May 23, 2012

That could well be the route. I just remember top-roping a route with Howard Doyle left of Bush Whacker and he pointed out the line in question and said he believed he got the FA.
By Robbie Freidel
From: The Needles of South Dakota
May 26, 2012

Yea that sounds like it is the same one. Thanks for the help on that.
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