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Beautiful secluded area worth checking out.
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.
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American Life 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 155'
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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