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The Engagement 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Lilygren 1993
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Apr 10, 2013

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Super classic Rushmore 5.10 that may rival 'Deja Vu Prophecy'. Great exposure way above the highway on a steepening slab. Start in a short dihedral on a big ledge just left of a large block that sits at the bottom left corner of the overhanging orange face. Be careful of loose blocks! Finger to hand size gear is nice to have for reaching the first bolt. Link the bolts straight up, right of crescent arete, to a small point. From here you could finish out the Conn route to the top or rap into 'Snakebite Evangelist' for a sweet top-rope.


NW corner. Bolted black face left of large streaked wall that faces the road. One 60m rope rap.


11 bolts
.5-#1 BD (optional)
Chain anchors

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Aug 22, 2014

Spectacular route. Thought I'd mention that a BD .5 with a long sling comes in handy to minimize the distance (20 ft) between the first two bolts.
By JimmyHann
From: Rapid City
Aug 7, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

A 60m just BARELY makes it down.
By shannon 2me
From: Rapid City, SD
Oct 18, 2015

A super fun route!, Go right after 1st bolt (placing a finger size piece in the layback crack will give you piece of mind getting to second bolt). Not your typical crystal pinching route- holds are very interesting-- I really enjoy this route!! a 70 meter rope was NICE to have!!

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