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Horsethief Lake Area

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Chessmen, The 
Horsethief Spire 
Playground, The 
Primal Wall Area 
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Horsethief Lake Area  


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Paul Anderson leading the first ascent of Sgt Klem...

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Mucho Rock

Getting There 

244

Climbing Season

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Weather station 1.8 miles from here

33 Total Routes

['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',5],['5.8',4],['5.9',6],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

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
american life ****

American Life 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  SD : Horsethief Lake Area : Primal Wall Area
Best done as 1 full pitch (155ft), but it can be broken up in 2 using the mid route anchors. The climbing is sustained, but perfect for those looking to get into the 5.9 grade. I wouldn't say that there is a distinct crux... a little route finding goes a long way and trusting your feet is essential. If anything, going from the bolt before the mid route anchors to the bolt after the anchors is the crux. Great climbing on great features, get on it!...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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