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Spire on the northeast end of Emancipation. Holds routes such as: Royal Flush, Gambler, Ace In the Hole.

Getting There 

Follow the trail in the gully between Monster and Emancipation. The trail will head uphill and to the right after a few hundred yards, follow this to the crest and northeast end of emancipation. There are a couple boulders on this hillside the bouldering crew should check out sometime.

Climbing Season

For the Emancipation area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Five Card Draw

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Five Card Draw:
Royal Flush   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   
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Ace in the Hole 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Five Card Draw
This is a great route that takes you all the way to the top of the spire. The bottom of the route is engaging with interesting gear. The crux offers steep climbing on big holds, passing a precarious flake. After the crux the climbing backs off considerably. One rope will get you down with multiple raps stopping at the Gambler's anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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