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Horsethief Lake Area  


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Description 

Mucho Rock

Getting There 

244

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Weather station 1.8 miles from here

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Horsethief Lake Area:
American Life   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 155'   Primal Wall Area
Stiff Richard   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 75'   The Chessmen : Limp Richard
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Featured Route For Horsethief Lake Area
Sam between first and second bolt, as viewed from ...

Happiness is Whiskey 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  SD : Horsethief Lake Area : ... : Happiness is Water
This route climbs a beautiful feldspar line on the south face. The first 15 feet climbs up some blocks under a very small roof. You then step right off a ledge onto the face and begin a section of about 100 feet of climbing where the difficulty never drops below 5.7 and never above 5.8. Very beautiful and continuous steep line with awesome positive holds almost the whole route.After a short minor crux near the fourth bolt, climb left of a crack which takes a couple pieces of small gear, throu...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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