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Primal Wall Area

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American Life S 
Apollos Crack T 
Godhole, The T 
SGT Baker T,S 
Southbound Pachyderm T,S 
Things that Shouldn't be T 
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Primal Wall Area  


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Location: 43.8996, -103.4732 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Wilson On The Drums on Dec 16, 2012
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Description 

Beautiful secluded area worth checking out.

Getting There 

Park right at the pull off for Horsethief Lake. Look across the road at the guard rail, go to it, look over the edge and find the very well defined trail. Follow it for maybe 10-15 minutes and look for the big Primal Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.7 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['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 Primal Wall Area:
American Life   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 155'   
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Featured Route For Primal Wall 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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