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Location: SD : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Spire Two
By: david Schneider When: Jun 20, 2003

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Comments: I did this route around 1998 and it was my first trad lead (not counting the trad class I took and years of setting top rope anchors).There is a good stance for almost all gear placement, and there is some 4th class climbing. The only exposed part is the last pitch which is slabby. I don't remember if there is a bolt on the 3rd pitch slab, but I'm thinking there had to be or I would have been freaked out(I would have remembered that). Nice view from the top. It's a very enjoyable climb.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Inner Outlet : Kamps Crack (Classic Crack) (5.8)
By: david Schneider When: Jun 16, 2003

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Comments: Sorry about all the separate posts, but one more thought. When throwing your rope from the top, try to toss it to the west. If you don't, you'll end up with a jumbled mess on top of the huge block just to the east of the climb. On the advise of a local, when pulling the rope you should stand as far west and against Vertigo as you can get so you can clear the block. I didn't do the toss right, but the pull went just fine.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Marker : Middle Marker : Star Dancer (5.8)
By: david Schneider When: Jun 16, 2003

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Comments: The crux move is about 2/3rds up. A little left traverse with not much for hand holds. You have to trust your feet. It's well bolted though because the bolt is near the crux move. If leading this climb is beyond your comfort zone, you can scramble from the backside to set up a top rope. Be safe and clip in while fiddling around at the top. Then after you top roped it you'll wish you would have just lead it! (been there, done that!) :-)


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Inner Outlet : Lander Turkey Shoot (5.6)
By: david Schneider When: Jun 16, 2003

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Comments: Anchors, ok webing, and rap rings.A local woman explained to me the why. Ropes were constantly getting hung up from the simu-rappel. Don't know any other details. This is a nicely bolted route with an exhilerating finish. Just fun! Makes a good warm up, or last climb of the day.

not sure about the small hardware store locking link.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Inner Outlet : Kamps Crack (Classic Crack) (5.8)
By: david Schneider When: Jun 16, 2003

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Comments: I don___t doubt that for you seasoned trad climbers, this climb is like a walk in the park. However, I___m not and it was not. :-) However, there were no surprises on this route when scoping it out from the bottom. It looks to be a pretty serious climb and it is. It's on you for most of the climb with one good rest spot and a few other ok spots. You may be inclined to user your large cams on the bottom, but save them for the top half where the crack widens. There are bomber nut placements ... more >>